The fastest way to get coupons is to print them right from home! The picture above shows you what the most common type of printable coupons look like. There are other types, but this is the one we use most often.
You will have to download software to get these internet printable coupons. The manufacturers put security measures on them to ensure they are legitimate. The software ensures these security measures are in place, and the stores will get reimbursed for taking the coupon.
Usually you will be able to print two of each coupon from each computer you have access to. The software is safe, and easy to install! You will have an abundance of coupons in no time from the comfort of your home!
The best sites for printing coupons are:
NEVER photocopy these printable coupons so you can have more of them because each coupon has a code that can only be used one time!
The stores lose money on photocopied coupons, and could stop taking internet printable coupons altogether! That would hurt you and all other couponers in the long run! It is fraudulent and illegal to try to use photocopies of legitimate coupons
The other most common way to get coupons is in the NEWSPAPER! In some areas, Dollar Tree has newspapers to help cut costs, so be sure to check the store in your area!
There are 3 inserts that come in the paper on a regular basis. Some weeks have all 3, and some weeks could have only one.
Here is an example of the inserts look like, although the covers change every week, and they even vary by region! But this gives you a general idea of what you should be watching for.
Proctor and Gamble (P&G)-This insert usually only comes once a month.
It is usually a good idea to try to get several copies of these coupon inserts from the newspaper. I shoot for one insert for each member of my family. So if there is a nice sale, I can buy one item for each of us. That usually gets through until it’s on sale again! This is why I am such a big fan of The Couponer’s Special Deals that we talked about above!
I also ask my neighbors, my family, my friends, and I even have my Grandma in South Dakota cutting coupons out and sending them over to me to get extra coupons!
Get creative! You would be surprised how many people are willing to set aside their coupon inserts for you!
Sometimes there are coupons that our area doesn’t receive. You could always check out Ebay or other coupon clipping services if you are in need of those coupons. This is probably a more expensive way of getting coupons, but if you never get the great coupons in your area, this could work for you.
Please note, you are paying people for the service of cutting the coupons for you, and mailing them to you, because they can’t sell the actual coupons themselves. They are selling their service, not the coupon.
Before you know it, you will have an abundance of coupons! Now what do we do with all of them so we know what we have?