Coupons 101: Where to Find Coupons


There is a lot of buzz going on about extreme couponing after the show last night.

I thought this would be the perfect time to give you a few lessons about coupons.

First of all, we need to talk about building your coupon stash.  The most obvious sources of coupons are your Sunday paper and the Internet.

However, there are multiple sources for acquiring coupons. See the list below.

1. Get multiple copies of the Sunday paper. You can see a preview of the coupon inserts for each week here.

2. Print coupons online at,,,,, and

3. Subscribe to All You magazine or buy it at Wal-Mart

4. Request Free Samples

5. Look for coupon booklets at the front of the store near the weekly ads

6. Get coupons off tear pads, from the blinking coupon machines (blinkies), or from product packaging (peelies) at the store

7. Go to product websites

8. Subscribe to product email newsletters

9. Check the product packaging before throwing it away

10. Subscribe to coupon blogs

Buy Groceries Today, Pay For College Tomorrow!

11. Load ecoupons to your shopping card from You Promise, Cellfire,,

12. Trade coupons with your friends/colleagues

13. Purchase coupons online at, The Coupon, and Whole Coupon

14. Check your store’s weekly circular

15. Email companies and request coupons

16. Receive coupons along with your receipt (catalinas)

17. Become a “liker” of product Facebook pages

If you have any questions about finding coupons, feel free to comment on this post. Stay tuned for the next class session of Coupons 101.

by Emily Browning

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