Here is a vlog for new couponers on how to get your hands on the best coupons. If everyone can politely pretend they don’t see the crayon on the back of the door that would be lovely.
Here are the basics:
* Newspaper Subscriptions. This is the best way to get coupons. Usually these are found in the Sunday paper but you might check your local newspaper 7 days a week just to see. In my area, the coupons are available in the Thursday paper which is .50- so much cheaper than buying extra copies of the Sunday paper!
You can also get a better deal on Sunday papers by checking your local Dollar Store or discount store (like a Big Lots etc..) You might make a phone call and see if they sell discounted Sunday papers.
* Internet Coupons. I mentioned coupons.com, Smart Source and Red Plum – these are usually the best resources for coupons and I keep you updated on new ones that come out.
* Magazines! I post the All You coupons each month so you know exactly what to expect. Otherwise I mentioned Babytalk and American Baby which are free right now. I post other free magazines regularly but they tend to go very quickly.
* Go Direct. Check the web sites for brands you like- they often have great coupons. You can also subscribe to newsletters and like them on Facebook since they might also release coupons that way. You can call or email companies as well and they might send you some great coupons! I posted a list of companies to get started with HERE.
Feel free to leave any great tips you have for finding coupons in the comments below!