Couponing saves so much money and honestly I have gotten out of the habit of it. I am jumping back into the game as I get ready to double my household size through foster care. Getting coupons is more than just looking through the Sunday Inserts. Here are some uncommon places to find coupons that you might not of thought of.
10 Odd Places to Find Coupons
- On Instagram. Use hashtags #coupons or #couponer and you will see posts for people looking to trade coupons.
- Starbucks and McDonalds on Sunday afternoons. People get papers and read them for breakfast and then don’t take the coupons.
- Gas Stations– They have coupon tear-pads on the doors of the refrigerated drinks. While these coupons are intended for you to spend more money at the gas station, they can typically be used at most gas stations and grocery stores. Please don’t take the whole pad though. Be considerate and just take a few.
- On and In Products. Sometimes products hide their coupons inside packages. So before you toss, take a look. Many times these coupons have higher values than insert coupons or printables.
- Magazines. Though All You Magazine has the most coupons and is the obvious place to look. Many other homemaking geared magazines have a lot of coupons in them. Check out DiscountMags.com for the best deals on Magazines!
- Doctor’s or Dentist’s Offices. They usually have over the counter medicine coupons and dental hygiene items. It never hurts to ask. Again these may be higher value coupons because they are not everywhere.
- Family and Friends. Couponing has lost some popularity over the years since its’ big boom because of the show Extreme Couponing. People who used to coupon might not. It doesn’t hurt to ask around to get some coupons.
- Airport Waiting Areas. Bored people grounded on long layovers often scavenge for other people’s discarded papers. Since scavenging of this type is a perfectly honorable airport tradition, go for it! If you are lucky enough to be traveling over a weekend, your potential coupon finds could be even greater!
- In and Around the Store. Think beyond the blinkie. People leave discarded coupons in carts when they are done shopping, on the ground, near products they ended up not buying.
- Junk Mail. Though my junk mail usually only contains ads and service type coupons, I always look at every piece because sometimes grocery type coupons are put in there and I find them. Also when a new store is opening they will mail you new coupons because they are trying to reach more customers.
Where else have you found coupons? Leave a comment and let me know!
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