Couponing is the practice of searching store ads, newspapers, and websites for discounts that are available if you produce a coupon at checkout. Television shows and articles on “Extreme Couponing” have shown people that learn to save money on almost every shopping trip by analyzing and organizing paper coupons. Learning how to start couponing can save you hundreds of dollars in grocery bills and services.
Check if there is a coupon book in your area. This book gathers coupons for many different products and services that are specific to your area.
Sign up to receive coupon books on the first of each month in your mailbox. Image titled Start
Sign up for email coupon newsletters for the stores on your list. This will require you to enter a few personal details, and you may choose to receive monthly coupons in the mail.
If you don’t want your regular or work email to be cluttered with weekly newsletters, create a new email address just for couponing. You can check the email once or twice a week before you go shopping. If the store sells your information to another company, they will not have your personal email.
Search online coupon websites. Look on CouponNetwork.com, Coupons.com, SmartSource.com, and RedPlum.com for deals on your products and stores. Print them and file them by expiration date and type of product.
Read online couponing blogs. Many blogs link to current coupon deals, so check ExtremeSavingsWithDivaDesirae.com, FabulesslyFrugal.com, MoneySavingMom.com, TheKrazyCouponLady.com and MoneySavingAmanda.com weekly or before big shopping trips.
Use search engines to find product-specific coupons. If you have some favorite brands, but you can’t find coupons, then type “product name” and “coupon” into Google or Bing and search for coupons.
Keep in mind that there are some fraudulent coupon makers. Judge by the trustworthiness of the site and the user reviews whether you are finding an acceptable coupon. Call the store if you have questions.
Advanced coupon clippers search for coupons on eBay. Many people sell packs of coupons for low cost. Look for “Buy Now” in this case, so you can avoid a coupon arriving after its expiration date. Pay attention to reviews from the seller, and focus on this for products you buy in large quantities.
Look for coupons on Facebook. Find a manufacturer or store profile and “Like” the page. Check your Facebook news feed for new coupons daily.
Online couponing is an excellent place to start the practice because you can control the amount of paper you keep and target your search by product, store or season. If you like to surf the Internet, you may not want to go on to newspaper coupon clipping.