I've provided a listing of 25+ ways to get extra Sunday paper coupons & Sunday coupon Inserts for free, plus free printable grocery coupons, like the largest supplier of online coupons, the wildly popular Coupons.com and many more! I highly recommend using Sunday coupon Inserts, Printable Grocery Coupons and Electronic Coupons to save on groceries, since food is a needed an unavoidable expense. And, did you know that next to our Mortgage or Rent, Food is often the second largest monthly expense that we incur. But, you can put a huge dent in this expense with coupons. To achieve the best savings, you will need at least 2 Sunday Papers, and if you have a large family or wish to "extreme coupon," you will need even more than that. So, to assist you in getting additional Sunday coupon inserts, I’ve compiled this listing to show you how to get Sunday coupon inserts, including Free Ways and Low Cost Ways to Get Extra Sunday coupon inserts and Other Coupons, such as Free Printable Grocery Coupons, eCoupons and Store Coupons and Cash Back Coupons.
Most Sundays, the paper will contain Sunday coupon inserts from SmartSource and Redplum, and the first Sunday of each month it will contain a third Sunday coupon insert from P&G-Proctor and Gamble. You can see the Sunday Coupon Insert Schedule here. You can also see which coupons will be in the Sunday Paper each week by coming here and viewing the Sunday Coupon Preview.
I provide tons of freebies and money-saving advice and resources, and once you're finished reading the page, you'll find all of your coupon-related resources in the COUPON RESOURCE CENTER in the tan box near the bottom of the page. Come back each week to print your coupons (see the COUPON SAVING CENTRAL box) and more! You can also access everything from the tabs in the left column. Want to see what Freebies and Deals were just posted on the Blog, just look to the left. While visiting any page of this site, you can see the "Recent Blog Posts" in the left column, without even going to the blog!
1.) Ask Friends, Family, Neighbors, Co-workers, Church Members, etc. to give you their Sunday Paper coupons if they don’t use them. Since most people don’t use coupons (and don’t save the tons of money that we do) it shouldn’t be a problem.
2.) Ask your Newspaper Carrier if he/she might give you any extra Sunday paper coupons on a weekly basis.
3.) High-rise buildings, multi-level Apartment Complexes, Condos, Elderly Complexes, Office Buildings, Hotels: Kindly ask the Manager if they have a recycling center at their trash disposal center, and if they’re willing to let you go through the paper recycle once a week and pick out the Sunday paper coupons.
4.) Check Community Newspapers that are delivered to your door. Sometimes we simply throw these away, but some of them contain coupon inserts from – so take a quick peek before you toss or recycle it.
5.) Contact your closest Recycling Centers and see if they will allow you to go through their bins before they separate the Sunday paper coupons from the newspapers.
6.) Check Free Paper Stands that you find on sidewalks, at the entrance of Restaurants, Subway/Metro Stations, Grocery Stores, Bus Stops, Liquor Stores, Libraries, etc. They often contain free Community Newspapers that contain Redplum and SmartSource manufacturer’s inserts and local coupons. When you find the good Paper Stands, grab several papers (leave some for others though).
7.) Join or start a Coupon Train/Exchange, where you trade Sunday paper coupons, and other coupons with fellow couponers – like family and friends, and their family and friends, etc. You can start by placing 30-50 coupons you won’t use in an envelope and mail it to the 1st person in the train, they’ll remove the coupons they like, then replace them with an equal or greater number of their coupons, then they’ll forward the envelope to the next person on the list (in the train) within 2 to 3 days, and the train continues until it gets back to you. Choo-choo… You might want to limit the number of people in your train, so that the envelope cycles back to you every 2-4 weeks or so. Each person removes the expired coupons.
8.) Grocery Stores, Convenience Stores, Gas Stations send back their unsold newspapers, and usually, the Sunday paper coupons do not have to be included when these papers are returned. It never hurts to ask the Manager of these types of establishments if they’ll allow you to come and pull out the inserts. You’ll just have to be willing to come at whatever time of early morning or late evening they tell you to come.
9.) Some Libraries have a Coupon Donation Basket and people bring them in and drop the ones that they don't use. If your Library doesn't have one, you can ask if you can start one. It's a give and take system.
10.) And then there's Dumpster Diving. Sorry, I threw up a little in my mouth just thinking about it! Okay, I've seen people on tv doing it, but I don't recommend it. If you feel the need to climb into a dumpster and crawl around for your Sunday paper coupons, be my guest - just wear a mask and make sure it's not trash day! ☺
Note: When you’re asking some of these people to assist you with obtaining additional Sunday paper coupons, be certain to tell them that you not only keep these products for yourself and your family, but that you also donate many products (if you actually do). You’ll find that your generosity may also open the hearts of others, and they’ll be happier to assist you.
Also, when you find people that help you achieve your goal of obtaining additional Sunday coupon inserts for free, reward them occasionally. Take your Family or Friends to lunch/dinner, give Family or Friends free products/food, give the Newspaper Carrier a tip or Gift Certificate, give the Managers a Fruit Basket, Gift Card or other little tokens of appreciation.
11.) Printable Manufacturer Coupons: Second to the Sunday paper coupons, you will get most of your coupons via printable grocery coupons. With printable grocery coupons, you can print 2 coupons per computer. I have put together the Discount Fanatics Coupon Saving Central (see orange box below) so that all of the Free Grocery Coupon sources are all in one convenient place! I have also made it convenient for you to print your coupons by category. This way, if you only need, for instance, baby and toddler coupons, simply click on that category, and it will take you directly to those coupons.
12.) Free Coupon Apps: Coupon Apps are yet another way to have access to free coupons. I've included some of the best in the Discount Fanatics Coupon Saving Central (see orange box below), or you can simply click on the logo below.
13.) Catalinas: A long white coupon that prints from a machine near the Cash Register after a purchase, and is handed to you along with your receipt.
14.) Direct from Manufacturers: you can visit their website to find coupons, sign up for their newsletter, and/or email or write to them and tell them how much you like their product and many times they will send you coupons for free products or discount coupons. I've compiled a long listing of Manufacturer's and tell you how to get Coupons for Free Stuff and links to them for your use.
15.) Tearpads: A pad of Manufacturer’s Coupons that are placed near a product at a Store that you can tear off and take to the Cash Register to redeem.
16.) Peelies: Manufacturer coupons stuck on the actual product packaging in the store that you can peel off and use at check-out.
17.) Blinkies: Manufacturer coupons that can be found at stores in little boxes near products with red lights that blink.
18.) Wine Tags: Coupons found on the necks of Wine bottles.
19.) Magazines: Many Magazines, such as “All You” are now including coupons in their issues. "All You" has so many coupons in their magazine, that the magazine more than pays for itself! For free magazines, you should be checking the Discount Fanatics Daily Freebies & Deals Blog, because not a week goes by that I'm not telling you about several free magazines! Also, visit our Free Magazine Subscriptions and Cheap Magazine Subscriptions section.
20.) Store Ads: Many store advertisements and sales contain either manufacturer or store specific coupons. Some stores also have monthly booklets available in their stores with manufacturer and store specific coupons in them as well.
21.) Home Mailers: You will receive these in your Mailbox, and they usually contain Fast Food or Restaurant coupons.
22.) On products: Look for coupons on products that you purchase. You will be able to cut them off of boxes of cereal, bags of frozen products, frozen pizzas, etc. Unlike peelies, you will only have access to these coupons after you’ve purchased, opened and/or used the item.
23.) With Free Samples: When you request Free Samples, many times a coupon will accompany that sample. Everyday on the Discount Fanatics Freebies & Deals Blog I tell you about many different freebies available! You can also visit our Free Product Samples section. If you're interested in all things "free," be sure to check out the tabs to your left. There's an entire section marked "Get Me Freebies," loaded with All Free Stuff!!! Someone hand me a tissue, I'm drooling again☺ .
24.) Many Grocery Stores and Drug Stores also offer their own Printable or eCoupons. And, the great thing about these coupons is, because they are Store Brand Coupons, which means that they are not Manufacturer's Coupons, and they will have the Store's Name printed on them; they can usually be stacked (used in combination with) a Manufacturer's Coupon. This will provide you with double savings!
For instance, Publix Grocery Stores also offer their own Electronic Coupons. You can go online and sign up. So, if Kraft Sliced Cheese was on sale for $2.89 and Publix was offering an Electronic Coupon for $2.00 off this cheese, plus I had a Manufacturer's Coupon for .75 cents off the same cheese, I could stack/use both coupons, and pay only .14 cents for this cheese! So, be certain to check the website of the stores you shop at to see if they offer their own store brand coupons!
Even if they don't have any Store Brand coupons online, they often have them at the entrance of the store. To use Publix as an example again (and yes, I know that Publix is not available Nationwide), they have publications with Store Brand Coupons right at the entrance of their stores. CVS, Walgreens and Rite-Aid do as well. These coupons can also be stacked with Manufacturer's Coupons. Look for Store Brand Coupons in Newspapers and in your mail, because your local Grocery and Drugstores will also often mail these Store Brand Coupons to you!
25.) Since Cash Back Grocery Coupon Programs are relatively new, and many people don't yet know about them, and/or don't know how to use them, I wanted to tell you about Checkout 51. We've all gotten use to paper coupons and these new-fangled ideas scare many of us, so we're slow to try them. Well, I don't want you to miss out on the savings, so I want to teach you how to use the newer ways to save, and this Cash Back program is really easy! It's yet another way to save on groceries. We have (1) Sales/BOGOs/etc., (2) Manufacturer's Coupons, (3) Store Coupons/Loyalty Cards, and now we have (4) Cash Back! It's truly a great thing! Keep in mind, this cash back savings is "in addition to" or "on top of" any money you save with sales and other coupons! Also, as of the time of this writing, they are also offering a $2.00 Cash Back Sign-up Bonus that is applied to your first purchase! So let's say they're offering .50 cents cash back for the purchase of eggs. This would mean that you would receive $2.50 cash back for your purchase of those eggs! (for your first purchase only). I used my first purchase towards milk. It was on sale for $2.79 at Walgreens, so I really got it for $.29 cents! (It's so cool, because you never get coupons for milk anywhere else!)
Best of all, these are not additional coupons that you have to take to the grocery store and there's no stacking or match-ups involved. It's very easy. Plus, Checkout 51 can be used on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. And, they always offer cash back for items that you almost never get regular coupons for, like: fruits, bread, vegetables, milk and eggs!
I hope that more Grocery Cash Back Programs will become available that are this easy. When they do, I'll be sure to notify you.
How to use Checkout 51:
Another new Cash Back program that is very similar to Checkout 51, in that you can use it on your computer, smartphone or tablet; it doesn't make you complete chores and tasks; there's no limitations on what stores that you can shop at; and you don't have to link up with any loyalty cards, is Snap by Groupon! You download their app; find cash back offers for the groceries you wish to purchase; purchase the item(s) at any store; then snap a copy of your receipt. Submit a copy of your receipt within 2 days of purchase. Once you're account reaches $20, you can request a payout.
26.) If you don't feel like searching for your own coupon inserts and/or cutting your own coupons, you can always purchase your Sunday paper coupons from a convenience service like TheCouponClippers that does the work for you. They have been around for years and are very reliable.
27.) Purchase one or multiple newspapers from discounters like DiscountedNewspapers.com. Enter your Zip Code to see if their rates are better than what you're now paying.
28.) If you haven't already, sign up for the the 2 largest Daily Deal websites:
They sometimes offer the major newspapers at SUBSTANTIAL discounts! I subscribed to a year at one of those specials and am getting 2 papers a week for less than the price of one if I had purchased it direct. Plus, I'm getting Thursday thru Sunday, instead of just the Sunday paper. It's a super deal, so sign up and keep your eyes open. And the best part is, when the 1yr daily deal subscription expired, I was able to negotiate directly with the newspaper to give me the same rate for additional years! I've been negotiating renewal at this discounted rate for years now! Simply tell them that if they're able to offer that rate through (insert Groupon or whomever) and still make a profit, then they should be able to make the same offer directly to you, and still make a profit!
29.) If you would like to purchase 10 or more Sunday Papers each week, ask to speak to the Sales Manager at your local Newspaper, and ask for a volume discount. You should be able to get the Sunday paper at a substantially lower price for this type of quantity.
30.) Buy Sunday paper coupons on eBay in groups. You're not actually buying the coupons, but you're paying the seller for their time (to cut the coupons) and supplies, like postage. It's illegal to re-sell coupons.
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