Couponing 101: Starting Out May 30, 2011

Filed under: Couponing 101 — extremecouponqueen @ 3:00 pm

To start out couponing you obviously need….COUPONS! Most of you already know you can get coupons from the Sunday newspaper, but did you know there are tons of other places to get coupons as well?

1. Sunday Paper

Your Sunday paper has coupon inserts from the following companies:

Red Plum (RP)

Smart Source (SS)

Proctor and Gamble (PG)

If you see me listing a deal and I say you can find a coupon from the 5/1 RP, this means you can find it in the May 1st Red Plum insert.

2. Printable Coupon Websites




3. Family and Friends 

Ask around, chances are you know many people who already get the Sunday paper but throw away the coupons and will be happy to give them to you! In turn, you can occasionally give them some of your deals you will be picking up!

4. Facebook and other social media

Quite often companies will have giveaways and high value coupons for their products right on their Facebook page.

5. Writing to companies with compliments, complaints, suggestions.

I can’t tell you how many coupons and free items (including receiving coupons for a completely free item) I’ve gotten just for complimenting companies on the products my family enjoys. You can usually find the company’s email right on their website. This also works for restaurants, fast food joints, and stores. Companies love to get feedback and will often give you something in return for it!

6. Coupon clipping websites

For a small handling fee you can order coupons from various coupon clipping services, such as The Coupon Clippers


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