Couponing is a very popular way of saving money. There are a lot of people that would love to take advantage of the savings, but some think it is not worth their time or they do not know where to find coupons. Learning the art of couponing does take some time, but it is well worth it if you know where to find coupons and how to use them.
To start finding coupons, look in the first obvious place: your local newspaper. Not only will you find coupons for stores in your area but you might also find manufacturer’s coupons from national chain stores. A lot of times when a manufacturer is putting a new product on the market, they will publish coupons that have a higher value then coupons for their older products.
The next place to get coupons is through loyalty programs that a lot of stores have. They are free to join and quite often they have a mailing list in order to send you coupons that are only for loyalty program members. Other times you get the savings at the register by using your loyalty card. There are some stores that will load the coupons directly onto your card.
Another way to find coupons is in your email. If you are member of a loyalty program, the store may ask you for your email address instead of sending hard copies of the coupons to your physical mailing address.
There are also many web sites that offer free coupons that you can print out. Quite often they will let you choose the coupons you want to print so that you get only the coupons you will use. Usually the sites will have one or two hundred coupons to choose from. Although it may take some time, scan through all of them in order to find more savings.