Over the next few weeks, I would like to offer you some tips to help you Coupon Smartly with my Guide to Using Coupons. Starting with How to Find Coupons!
Coupons can be a money savers best friend and they can be a “newbies” worst enemy. Coupons can seem confusing, overwhelming and time-consuming when you first begin.
Knowing how to get the most out of your coupons will put even more money in your wallet and that is what we all want, right?
Guide To Using Coupons: How to Find Coupons
The first lesson in how to find coupons. These Coupon Sources will become your best friends! You’ll check in on them often to see what’s new. Have them added to your phone. Smile when you see them.
There are several different ways to get coupons and places to find coupons. Here are some of the main resources I use to obtain my coupons.
We are all familiar with the Sunday Inserts. These coupons vary by region. There several different inserts to look for such as Red Plum, Smart Source, and Proctor & Gamble.
They all contain valuable money-saving coupons. Depending on what coupons are available that week, I will pick up 2-3 papers.
Magazines also contain high value coupons. All You was one of the most popular magazines of couponers that could be found at Walmart or through subscriptions on places like Amazon but I haven’t seen it in ages. My other favorite magazines for coupons are Family Circle, Parents, Family Fun and Rachel Ray.
Printable Coupon Websites
Coupon websites are popping up all over the place. I have my favorites based on reliability and the quality and quantity of the coupons available.
Coupons.com: This is my favorite source and you can usually print two of each coupon offered. They offer coupons for lots of different needs like pet care, household, food, entertainment, toys and more.
RedPlum.com: Offers less coupons than Coupons.com but still worth checking before shopping.
Smartsource.com: Also offers less coupons than Coupons.com but some nice offers that are only on here as well.
You can find valuable coupons on popular brand websites. Tide, Colgate, Green Works, Oscar Meyer, Nestle and lots more periodically offer coupons directly on their homepages! You can also sign-up for newsletters on the website and those often contain valuable coupons as well.
Facebook was a popular place for brands trying to reach fans. They still do but we are seeing far less coupons and free samples than we used to.
Even so, it’s a good idea to follow your favorite brands on Facebook. You’ll stay up to date with offers and giveaways they are providing!
Mobile Coupon Apps
There are lots of apps surfacing that are offering exclusive deals, coupons and more right on your smartphone! These can come in handy especially when you are a busy, on-the-go person. My favorites are SavingStar, iBotta, and Fetch. What coupon apps do you use?
Check out 6 Coupon Apps to Save You Money!
Hopefully, these tips helped you answer the how to find coupons question!
Guide to Using Coupons Part 2:
How to Start a Coupon Train