I'm finding it too expensive to keep printing coupons from the internet and the local library charges .25 per page. Does anyone have any good ideas for getting coupons without having to buy a newspaper each Sunday? The last time I did this I put out $1.50 and there was only a few coupons I need. It did not add up to $1.50.
Do you have a neighbor or family member that gets the Sunday paper? My mom used to give me what was left of her coupons after she did her clipping. She would only clip what she knew she would use so there was always plenty left.
Tracey in Jacksonville FL
My local library has a coupon exchange box located near the front entry. You might check with your library as well and if they don't have a coupon exchange in place, maybe they'll let you start one.
I get coupons almost daily in the mail. You can ask on freecycle, there are a lot of people who just discard theirs. Sign up at the websites of the brands you use, they will sometimes send you coupons. Compliment their products using the contact us button. Try places like coupon cat, they have a bunch of send by mail coupons. Sign up for vocal point they send great coupons. Join Kraft community they send you coupons, plus make sure you sign up to get the Kraft food and family magazine, almost always coupons in their. Sign up for Homemade simple newsletter once a month you get to sign up for coupons or free products. Join a coupon train. Hope some of these ideas work for you.
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I don't use that many coupons, only the ones for a few items that I either want to try or that I absolutely won't substitute. For most of my purchases I have found that the store brands are cheaper than the brand names, even when using coupons.
You mention that it's too expensive to PRINT coupons off the internet, the library charges .25 per page and the Sunday paper didn't add up to the cost of purchasing it. I get a Sunday paper but it comes in the mail and they don't send coupons because of postage.
I print most of my coupons online. The cost of the paper and the coupons I print more than make up for the cost of the paper. I go to www.afullcup.com and print coupons. There are hundreds of them. If some coupons don't print a full page,(depends on the number of coupons your printing) I use the rest of the paper for notes. Or you can shred it and use it to start a charcoal grill. Nothing is wasted. Buy your printing paper in bulk. Cheaper by the dozen.
Like others have said, join a coupon trading website. Only thing is, then you have postage to pay OR they can email them and you have to print them anyway.
Do you have a recycling dumpster in town? I often search for coupon inserts there. I come home with a stack and clip the ones I want, then save the rest in case a super sale comes up. If you are shy about being seen, wear dark clothes and go just before sunset.
For products you love and use on a regular basis find the toll free phone number...usually on the bottle or box...and call them. Tell them you love their product and ask if they could send you some coupons. Or find the product website and with the feedback/contact us page do the same thing. Most websites are also listed on the product somewhere. If not then just use Google search.
There are also coupon clipping services that you pay for but you choose which coupons you want for products you actually use. This is one of the more popular ones: http://www.thecouponclippers.com/
You can also buy coupons on eBay.
When you go to the grocery store look on the shelves for "blinkies" that dispense coupons. I have seen them in the produce section, cereal aisles, frozen foods and more. Also look on the floor. Ha ha. Sometimes good souls even leave ones they don't use next to products on the shelves.
Many times products have peel off instant stickers on their packaging that I often don't see until I get home from the store. Cereal boxes often have coupons printed on the inside of the cardboard box.
If you live in certain areas you can use online sites that let you choose your coupons online and load them onto your store rewards card so you dont have to clip or print out coupons: http://shortcuts.com/ http://www.pgesaver.com/Sites/PG_eSAVER/Page/HomePage/?src=pgeds
Our local Dollar Tree store has our local paper at a discounted price. If you check the list here:
http://www.taylortownpreview.com/id36.htm You will find a list of what coupon sections come out each Sunday. Look for dates that have 2-3 sections. (Most Sundays next to a holiday have NO coupon sections.)
You can also check the same site for what coupons come out that particular month so you can see if there are many coupons offered that you use regularly or not. Click the corresponding date at the top of the page: http://www.taylortownpreview.com/id36.htm
Note: that depending what area and town size you live in your coupon sections may vary from what is listed there.
And also give a quick check inside the newspaper to make sure the coupons and other ad sections are all there before you buy. Sometimes people drop them.
I haven't scooped this one out fully yet but you can trade coupons here: http://ecoupons.com/grocery
Good luck to you!
EDIT:I don't know why the Taylortown links are doubling up even on edit, but I think they are still clickable.
I forgot that ThriftyFun has a coupon swapping section too.
Another way I discovered to cut down on the cost is to print in black & white instead of color. You can also just bring your empty cartridges for refills instead of buying new ones. I also print on the backs of used paper that has print on it, including uncut expireds. I just use a black marker to make an X and cross out barcodes. Never had a problem. Some coupons even say that it "may be in printed B&W OR color right on them. Hope this helps you. It really does cut out a lot of cost! Teri :)
I started using the grocery store ads for my favorite store. It not only has a shopping list that I can click, then print off. It has coupon section where you can click only the coupons you want to print off. Try that with your local stores.
I wait until every Tuesday, depending if the inserts coupons from Sunday's Newspapers are really good. My Walmart Super Center and Grocery Store (Publix) sells there Sunday's Newspapers from Tuesday to Saturday for only $0.75 each Sunday's Newspapers.
Another suggestion, check with your local Recycle Plant and see if they will give you any inserts or at least charge you a small fee. Does not hurt to try.
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