In the case of grocery coupons: Try to use your coupons on sales, on double-coupon days and on other discount days (such as senior discount days) to maximize their value. Check to see if using a coupon is your best deal or if buying a generic or store brand of the same item is a better deal.
Sometimes coupons can be the best deal, especially if you prefer the name-brand item.
Some places I've found coupons:
- In the Sunday newspaper and in mailers such as MoneyClip & Reach.
- Newspaper Websites
- Manufacturers and store websites.
- Email newsletters from manufacturers or stores.
- Back of packages & inserts in packages and on trial sizes
- Coupon dispensers on store shelves and flyers in stores.
- Coupon trading boxes in stores.
- Sign up for your local grocery's customer card. They will send you coupons or take coupons out of your grocery purchase receipt at the checkout.
- Check-out coupons at the grocery or drugstore and coupons on the back of your store receipt.
- Here's a site that thoroughly covers the topic of grocery coupon savings: http://www.grocerycouponguide.com/
- If you know of a great coupon source, please post in the comment section!