If you are looking to save thousands of dollars each year, start using coupons. With organization, patience and diligence you can be successful in saving large sums of money with the use of coupons. The key to saving with coupons is to procure them at different locations and keeping a handy supply.
Ask for Help
Couponing is a worth while investment, but if you are in no position to purchase your coupons there are other ways to obtain them. Ask your family and friends for Sunday newspapers and magazines that they don’t take coupons out of. A large percent of individuals do not use the coupons in their papers. There are many magazines such as Good Housekeeping, Women’s Day, and Family Circle that have grocery coupons that you can use.
Print online coupons. Various websites have a host of links for online coupons. Become a member and participate in taking and posting links to printable coupons.
Subscribe or join a coupon train where people exchange coupons that they do not use. People keep adding to the coupon pool and each member can pick what they like. Usually these are sent over snail mail. The only cost is the postage for sending the coupons to the next person weekly. This is a good way of receiving hundreds of coupons each week while others can use the ones that you don’t need. Additionally, numerous coupon forums where members exchange information on coupons and check for ‘blinkie’ dispensers on store shelves for coupons. They blink when they are ready to dispense current coupons.
Recycle is a Treasure
Collect unwanted newspapers. There are free newspapers full of coupons that most people discard. That is your golden chance to stockpile on them. Another innovative way die-hard couponers collect coupons is to go on a dumpster drive. Browse through recycling bins for newspapers as they have only newspapers and no garbage. You don’t have to spend a lot of time but just skim through a few as coupons are in the first few layers. Check regularly for good deals. Family and friends will admire your creativity if you seek their help in trying to save money with coupons.
Classifieds Have Help
You can find some excellent free classifieds such as Freecycle that you will find spectacular resources on. There you can post your need for newspaper inserts and coupons and see what you can find in your area. It is surprising how many people will be willing to give you what they have.