How To Get Coupons For Free

You know the feeling… maybe… you’ve just scored big at the grocery store playing the coupon game. And now you want more!

Or maybe… you’ve never couponed before and don’t know how to find coupons. This post is for you too!

How to get coupons for free

How To Get Coupons For Free

  1. Ask for them. Do you have a great aunt or a grandmother who subscribes to the paper year after year? Ask them for the coupons.
  2. Visit your local coffee shop or breakfast joint. Especially if they sell newspapers. People will often bring their paper in to read and then leave it there. Or leave the coupons and ads behind. Ask first, of course.
  3. Introduce yourself to the paperboy (or girl). You never know if they might have damaged papers or extras they can send your way.
  4. Trade for coupons you want. If you don’t have kids but need cheese coupons, print all those baby coupons and trade them with a parent of a little one who needs them.
  5. Ask the librarian. Libraries subscribe to the paper, ask them if they do anything with the coupons.
  6. Dumpster dive. Yes this sounds extreme, but if you are strategic, you can find dumpsters just for newspapers, complete with coupon inserts.
  7. Snag coupons in the store. Look for coupon machines or blinkies in grocery stores.
  8. Print coupons. You can use sites like or even RedPlum and SmartSource to snag tons of coupons. (To save on ink, consider getting off brand on Amazon.)
  9. Start writing. You can email companies complimenting them on their products and ask if they have any coupons or promotions available. There are tons of companies that will say yes!
  10. Set up a coupon box at work. Your coworkers who don’t coupon can drop coupon inserts in the box and those of you who do coupon, can take out what you need.

If you could snag a coupon for anything, what would it be?

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  • Gary @ Super Saving Tips
    March 18, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    These are some great ideas. I subscribe to the Sunday paper, but it doesn’t always get delivered (thinking of cancelling) and the coupons are the thing I miss most.

  • Arlee Bird
    March 17, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    I should probably use coupons more. I used to save bundles using coupons, but it got so time consuming to accumulate and manage them. Getting over my laziness about this would be good for my budget, but I seem to always find other things to do.

    I do however use restaurant coupons now and then.

    Good advice for those wanting to save money.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host