• The Sunday Paper is my primary source for coupons. My Sunday paper, the Denver Post, contains the Smart Source (SS), Red Plum (RP), General Mills (GM) and Proctor & Gamble (PG). The SS and RP are usually printed weekly. PG is only printed once per month. GM appears at random times. Different papers carry different coupons. You want to make sure it has the coupon booklets above.
• Blinkies—the little boxes that distribute coupons in the grocery stores
• Peelies—coupons that come stuck to products you buy
• Catalinas—coupons that print at the grocery checkout
• Mail—Sign up online to receive free products and with the free products, they often send high-value coupons
• Directly from companies—Write to companies whose products you use and often they will send free item coupons or high-value coupons
Where Do I Begin?
• Order your local paper that has coupons & ask friends and family for their coupon booklets if they don’t use them. Try to get one copy of the paper for each person in your household.
• If you live near a restaurant or shop that gets the Sunday paper, ask them if they can save the coupons for you. The local library is another great resource. They often get the paper and just throw away the coupons on Monday when they open.
– I usually look at the newspaper prices listed on the website and then call the newspaper directly to see if they can beat the price I find online.
– I currently pay $4.33/month for the Sunday paper. If I were to buy it at the grocery store, it costs me $2.50 for one paper.
– Check to see if it's cheaper getting the Saturday/Sunday delivery. In the last town I lived in (just 8 miles away) I paid $3.25/month for the Saturday & Sunday paper.
– Getting multiple copies of the paper is key in couponing! If a good deal comes along and you're only able to get one item at that price, it's probably not going to last you until that item comes on sale again. If you're able to get 3 or 4 items at that price, you will probably be able to wait until the next good deal before you have to purchase it again.