Where to Find Coupons
Whether coupons are electronic or in hard copy, finding them can be time sensitive because in most cases coupons have an expiration date. Some coupons even have a start date with a small window of time to use the coupon.
Following is a listing with suggested ways to find coupons that includes but is not limited to reward cards, newspapers, on the back of receipts, the internet, in flyers/magazines/mailers and in coupon books.
Store Discount, Loyalty, or Rewards Cards
These are cards offered by grocery and drug stores that you sign up for. As a card holder you are entitled to additional discounts on items purchased, online coupons, reward points, and other promotional offers.
You can generally sign up for these cards in the store or online.
At the checkout counter you’ll provide this card for the checker to scan, or some stores have a machine you can swipe your card through. If you don’t have your rewards card with you, some stores allow you to use your phone number to get your discounts.
In the Sunday paper (or whatever day the food/coupon section is published in your local newspaper), coupons are generally located on inserts; sometimes there are as many as 2 to 3 coupon inserts in the Sunday paper.
Sometimes more coupon inserts are in the newspaper during the holiday season, and sometimes less after a holiday.
To obtain more hard-copy coupons, an option may be to purchase or subscribe to a variety of Sunday papers in order to get more coupon inserts.
On the Back of Receipts
Many stores put coupons on the back of their receipts or actually provide a store coupon for a random item to you along with their recipe.
On the Internet
Coupon Websites – Searching the internet for coupons and rebates is an additional option. You can bookmark your favorite coupon sites to speed up the process of your searches.
Grocery Store Apps – Your favorite grocery store may also offer electronic coupons on their website.
Additionally, many stores offer the ability to download coupons from their app onto your smartphone and then the coupon is redeemed by having the checker scan the coupon bar code directly from your iphone.
In Weekly Flyers
Generally, these ads are located just inside the front doors of the store.
Weekly flyers or grocery store ads may also be delivered with your regular mail each week.
Sometimes there are even coupons in magazines.
Be sure to check random mailers (one or two-page type advertisements) that are delivered with your regular mail.
In Local Area Free Weekly or Monthly Newspapers
These may be delivered with your regular mail, your doorstep or your driveway.
In Local Coupon Books
Coupon books are often times sold by a charitable organization in front of the grocery store or other retailer.
Or they may be available for purchase at neighborhood schools as a fund raiser.
Coupons Placed by/on Products in the Grocery Store
Vendors often times place automatic coupon dispensers by the actual product in the grocery store.
Additionally, vendors may place a pad of tear-off type coupons for customers by the related product.
Also, make sure to check the product itself for coupons attached to the item for immediate use.
Lastly, oddly enough, there are often times coupons lying randomly by products that other customers may leave.
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