Saturday, April 16, 2011

8 Ways to Get More Coupons

While the newspaper is the first thing we think of as a resource for getting coupons, it's definitely not the only way.  Below, I've listed 8 ways (including getting the newspaper) that you can get more coupons.

1. The Newspaper - each week there are coupon inserts in the newspaper.  The number of inserts varies from week to week, as do the quality of the coupons.  You can get a heads up on what coupons will be in the paper each week from the Sunday Coupon Preview.  Checking this list out each week will help you know if it's worth buying more than one copy.

2. Online - manufacturer's are making more and more coupons available online either on their own website or via coupon provider websites.  Check the website for your favorite products regularly for new coupons, and check out these websites at least once a week:,,, & Coupon Network

3. Add Digital Coupons to Your Shopper Card - Stores like Kroger, Safeway, Vons, and others with shopper cards may have coupons available on their website that you can load directly to your shopper card.  You can also load coupons to these cards from Cellfire and . One caveat on digital coupons, some stores do allow you to stack these with paper coupons, however many do not and often your paper coupon may be a better deal.  With this in mind you may want to wait till just before your shopping trip to add any coupons to your card.

4. Contact the Company - Companies love it when you let them know that you enjoy their product and will usually reward you with some nice coupons for your effort.  On most manufacturer websites you will find a "contact us" link at the bottom (or top) of the page.  Use this to contact the company and let them know you like their product.  While you are at it don't be scared to ask if they have any coupons available.  They will usually send you coupon via postal mail, and often these coupons will be much higher value than you will find elsewhere (sometimes even free products!).

5. Facebook - "like" the companies you like on Facebook. They often offer special promotions and coupons on Facebook that they don't provide anywhere else.

6. Free Samples - free samples aren't just about getting a trial size of something new. I will often order free samples of products that I already use just because I know it will come with a coupon.

7. Coupon Swaps - You may be able to find coupon swaps locally at your church or community center, but you can definitely find them online. always has many different ways that you can trade coupons, and often others who are just willing to give you a RAOK (Random Act of Kindness) and pass on some coupons they don't need.

8. Coupon Clippers - There are many people across the internet who are more than happy to sell their time clipping coupons.  In return for a small fee you can purchase the exact coupons you need or buy whole inserts.  You can find a list of these services under "coupon resources" on

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