If you’re like most people, groceries probably eat up one of the largest chunks of your household budget right after your mortgage and utilities. Unfortunately, you can’t simply stop eating, so you’ve got to get creative if you really want to shrink that bill. Coupons are probably the most popular way people save on groceries, but where can you get the coupons you need for the foods your family eats? Read on for 5 places to find grocery coupons.
1.) Newspapers – The Sunday paper usually has flyers in it full of coupons. On any given week you can expect 1 to 4 flyers. Don’t stop there though – store flyers and even advertisements in the regular part of the newspaper can all contain additional coupons. If you get a local paper, look inside for coupons before you throw it away.
2.) Online – You can also find coupons online. These coupons are printable and are usually similar to the ones featured in the Sunday newspaper, though the values may be lower. All you need to redeem an online coupon is a computer and the internet. Select the coupons you want and print only those ones to save money on ink and paper.
3.) Manufacturer’s Websites – Finding coupons on the manufacturer’s website can be a pain, but if there’s a particular item or brand of items that you’re looking for, it can really pay off. Sometimes, it’s easier to write to the company and request coupons to be mailed to you. Several companies do this and all you have to do is send a note to the brand through their website and wait for your coupons to come in the mail. Even if they say they don’t have coupons to send, you aren’t out anything for asking.
4.) Magazines – The rise of women’s magazines has caused manufacturer’s to include coupons in certain publications. Magazines like Good Housekeeping or All You have a female readership and frequently include recipes and coupons. You can subscribe to one of these magazines or just pick one up at the checkout line.
5.) Apps – If you’re not into keeping papers organized, a coupon app may be just right for you. Using a program like Ibotta or Checkout 51 lets you scan your grocery receipt for a chance for savings. Just remember, never pay for a coupon app as that makes saving money pointless.
Look for coupons in these 5 places and you’ll soon be on your way to starting a collection of high=value coupons that you’ll be proud to print and use.