Finding Coupons

                                            Coupons in Newspapers

Sunday Newspaper Inserts:

                Smartsource (SS)

                Refplum (RP)

                Proctor & Gamble (P&G or PG)

                General Mills (GM)

Store inserts

Not all newspapers have the same coupons. Some areas might get different coupons then other.

Coupon previews are examples and NOT always right. You may not get the same coupons that the preview states!

Holiday Sundays means no coupon inserts!!!

                                                       Coupons in Store

Blinkies:

Coupons in the store put out by Smartsource. They will be attached to the shelf under the product they are for. Since these are manufacture coupons they are redeemable anywhere unless otherwise stated. They are usually changed up monthly and restocked weekly.

Just because the Blinkies are free does not mean you can have them all. Be considerate and only take a couple.

Save you Blinkies if the product is not on sale. When the item goes on sale you will have your Blinkie.

Blinkies are usually high value coupons.

Peelies:

Coupons attached to a specific product.

Some are store coupons but most are manufacture coupons.

They can be either coupons or mail in rebates!

Some people remove peelies without buying the item so they can save the peelie. This is your choice but be respectful to others. Don’t take them all if you take any. Also make sure the peelie isn’t required to be on the item when you purchase it.

Hang Tag Coupons:

Coupons hanging on a specific item.

Some are store coupons but most are manufacture coupons.

Some people remove the hang tags without buying the item so they can save the hang tag. This is your choice but be respectful to others. Don’t take them all if you take any. Also make sure the hang tag isn’t required to be on the item when you purchase it.

Store Pamphlets & Coupon Booklets:

Coupon inserts not put in the local paper but found at the store usually by the front doors.

These are free so take one but don’t take them all!!!

These are good to use at stores that take competitor coupons as well.

                Examples:

                                Walgreens – Monthly Booklets with store coupons

                                Target – Seasonal booklets with store coupons (not all Targets have these)

Catalinas:

Coupons printed out at the store’s register after you meet all requirements to get it.

Usually comes out as money towards your next purchase or as so much off a specific item next time you make a transaction.

You can get a catalina several ways:

                                Buy $x.xx of participating products and get a catalina for $x.xx off your next purchase.

                                Buy so many of participating products and get a catalina for $x.xx off your next purchase.

                                Buy so many of participating products to get a free item or $x.xx off of that item on your next purchase.

                                Buy a specific item and get $x.xx off your next purchase.

Catalinas can be used for $x.xx off your next purchase which means if you get a “$2.00 off your next purchase” catalina, you can use it as cash towards your basket total.

Check your store’s coupon policy to see if you can stack them with manufacture and store coupons.

Printable Coupons:

Coupons that can be printed from home.

These are the most popular coupons along with the coupons found in newspapers.

Each coupon usually has a limit for how many you can print per IP address (per computer).

Printable coupons are reset sometimes so just because you printed them already doesn’t mean you can’t print them again.

Some websites to print coupons from:

                                SmartSource Online

                                Coupons.com

                                Redplum.com

You can sometimes find coupons on the products Facebook page as well.

                                      FREE STUFF

Some product websites let you request free samples so make sure to do so!!

Some product websites and/or Facebook pages have periodical contests where you can win samples, products, money, items, etc.

Usually if you email, call, or write a company to either compliment, complain, or make a suggestion on their products, they will send you coupons! They appreciate your feedback and reward you for it. Not all companies will do this though.

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