How to Coupon - Part 42
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Four Places to Find Coupons at the Grocery Store

Posted on Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 at 11:36 am
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Coupons can save you a lot of money at the grocery store. But did you know that you can find more coupons in the actual grocery store itself sometimes in surprising places? Here are four area of the grocery store where you can get even more coupons.

At the entrance

When you enter the grocery store, check the store flyer. Not only will it give you a list of sale items, but very often you will find coupons that will double or triple your manufacturer coupons or give you a discount on other products.

In the aisles

You may have heard of “blinkies.” These are coupons that are dispensed out of machines with blinking lights. They are usually placed near the products themselves for easy savings. Usually they cannot be doubled or tripled.

On the shelves

There are two places to find coupons on the shelves. The first is on the products themselves. These are coupons that can be peeled off and used right away (there may also be coupons in the packaging as well). So look around at various brands of your item when you shop.

You can also often find stray coupons just laying on the shelves. Very often fellow couponers will leave extra coupons or coupons for products they don’t need just laying on the shelves near the products. Call this ROAC (random acts of coupons).

At the register

The register can provide you with coupons in one of two ways. First, you can get coupons that print out at the register during checkout. Often these are for competing products from the ones you purchased, so it helps if you aren’t brand loyal.

Happy hunting!

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All You Magazine – A Couponer’s Best Friend

Posted on Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 at 5:39 pm
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All You Magazine, on sale at Walmart, has a double issue out this month. The regular magazine features the usual collection of high value coupons on grocery products. There is a special Fitness issue, on sale at Walmart January 2, which also contains some coupons. The special issue is priced at $4, so you will need to decide if the coupons are worth it. Usually, the coupons pay the cost of All You magazine.You can buy the magazine at Walmart, or you can get a better deal by subscription. I love this magazine, because it is full of ideas for how to save money, as well as great coupons. Of course, I use the coupons at Walmart – but with doubles this week at Kmart and elsewhere, it pays to have $1.00 coupons that can be doubled.

Here is a preview of the coupons in All You this month:
All You, January 23, 2009
Stouffer’s Corner Bistro Flatbread Melts or Stromboli$1.00/2
A Taste of Thai Quick Meal: Peanut Noodles, Pad Thai Noodles, Red Curry Noodles and Coconut Ginger Noodles $0.50/1
General Mills cereal listed: Boo Berry, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Count Chocula, Disney’s, Dora the Exporer, FrankenBerry, French Toast Crunch, Golden Grahams, Kix, Lucky Charms, Reese’s Puffs, or Trix $1.00/1
Jack Link’s Jerky, Nuggets, Beef & Cheese, or Beef Steak, 5 ct or larger $1.00/1
Disposer Care, any (there are three coupons printed for this) $0.55/1
Poise product, any $1.00/1
DeliMex frozen snacks, any $1.00/2
Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers $1.00/2
Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers, any $1.00/2
Nestle Carnation Instant Breakfast powder or ready to drink $0.75/1
Boost multipack $1.00/1
Lean Pockets brand sandwiches $0.40/1
Skinny Cow frozen snacks multipacks, 4 ct or larger $1.00/1
Tyson individually frozen boneless skinless chicken breast$0.55/1
Centrum, any except 30ct $2.00/1
Caltrate product, any except 30 ct $2.00/1
Fast Fixin’ bag, 20 oz or larger $0.75/1
Fast Fixin’ Breakfast $0.75/1
January 2, 2009 (issue costs $4)
Black Lace Eau de Toilette Spray $5/1
Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste $1.50/1
VIACTIV product $1/1
Aquafresh White Trays Pro-Gentle System $5/1
Monistat Yeast Infection Product $3/1
8th Continent Soymilk, 64 fl. oz. size $1/1
ALL YOU Magazine $0.50/1
Healthy Choice Café Steamers $1/1

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How to Find Grocery Coupons

Posted on Saturday, December 27th, 2008 at 5:58 pm
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While most people are familiar with cutting coupons from the newspaper inserts, grocery coupons can actually be found in many different places. Knowing the sources of different coupons can really help you save money when you go grocery shopping. Why come to the store armed with five or six coupons when you can bring an entire envelope?

Here are my favorite sources, other than newspaper inserts, for grocery coupons.

Printable coupons

Check online for free coupons that you can print on your computer at home. Some of these coupons can only be printed once or twice, while others can be printed multiple times. Check here at FreeCoupons in the Groceries category and also in past and future blog posts for many coupons that you can print.

All You Magazine and other magazines

All You magazine is a great source of many coupons to clip. Check out my previous blog that mentions this magazine. Other magazines, such as Good Housekeeping and Women’s Day usually offer grocery coupons as well. Ask friends to save these coupons and get low cost subscriptions.

Blinkies

Blinkies are those coupons that come out of the little machines you can find attached to many store shelves. They are called blinkies because there is usually a little red light on the machine that delivers the coupons. Blinkies usually can’t be doubled or tripled, but they can offer additional savings on sale items.

Manufacturer coupon books

Just by signing up for offers, you can get coupon books in the mail from manufacturers such as Kraft and Campbell. Do an Internet search or check out the Special Offers section here at FreeCoupons.

Grocery store flyers

It is always a good idea to check out the grocery store flyers. They usually have coupons for products or for doubling and tripling that can be used with other coupons. Sometimes the flyers that come in the mail have more or different coupons than the ones available in the store, so check in both places for the best savings.

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