Friday, March 19, 2010

Newspaper Coupons Not Working For You?

I would like to address a question from one of the Coupon Detective Subscribers:

QUESTION: Often, the coupons I see in our local newspaper are for items I wouldn't consider purchasing. Are there other places to search for coupons?

First let me say that I used to say the same thing! But when I became an avid coupon shopper I came to realize all that I had been missing. Yes, there are lots of coupons that I don't use, but the savings I receive from the ones I do use far outweigh the ones that I don't. And I now use so many of the coupons that I never thought I would ever use.

Sometimes I will try a product I've never used just because it's free or really cheap. I either find a great product that I'll continue to purchase, or an item my family really doesn't like. Any extras of that item usually get taken to our local charity. But I also found there are many products we do use on a regular basis. For example: vegetables, cheese, lunchmeat, frozen foods, toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, laundry detergent, the list goes on and on.

Every week there are different coupons and I continue to find great products.

As far as other places to find coupons, you can go online and print coupons as well. (Most people know that by now....)

One really good site is  You just select the coupons you want to print. Check with your local grocer first to make sure they accept coupons printed from the internet. Some stores are a little picky. You may need to keep the coupon on the page you printed it on so that the web address is shown at the bottom of the page.  However, most stores are getting fairly friendly to the online coupon shopper.

When printing online you will only be able to print a dedicated number of times per coupon (usually 2). But you can often go to another site and find other coupons you can print for that product as well. Don't sell yourself short..

Have Fun Surfing the Web!!


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