Wednesday Words of Wisdom – Where to Get Coupons


In almost every Sunday’s newspaper, there will be coupon inserts. There are SmartSource (SS) inserts, Redplum (RP) inserts and P&G; inserts. Some weeks you only get one insert, some weeks 2 and sometimes we get lucky and get 3-4 inserts.

Besides buying newspapers to get these coupons, you can ask your neighbors for their coupons if they don’t use them, find newspapers with coupon inserts that have been left at coffeeshops, or even recycle for them (this is how I get 20-30 inserts each week).

Printable Coupon Websites:

There are several sites that you can get coupons from. Some include: , SmartSource , RedPlum , BettyCrocker , EatBetterAmerica , SnackPicks and facebook pages.


These coupons can be found on products and are like stickers that peel off the product. Most of the time they are manuf coupons but from time to time they are store coupons so read them carefully before using them (you might be able to stack them with other coupons)

Tear pads:

These coupons can be found near products in stores. You can peel the coupon from a pad.


These coupons are found hanging from bottles like wine, detergent, cleaning products, etc


These coupons can be found in machines near products. They have a blinking red light which is how they got the name Blinkies. The machines spit out one coupon at a time.

Coupon booklets found in stores:

Many times stores will have booklets full of coupons in their store. Sometimes these booklets contain manuf coupons (with or without store logos) and sometimes they contain store coupons. Keep an eye out for these types of booklets while walking into a store and while walking around the store (there is never a set place to find these booklets).

Inside Free Sample:

Many times you will find coupons inside of free samples that you request so always check for them before throwing out the packaging.

Home Mailers:

These coupons come in the mail and you usually have to sign up to receive them. MOST of the time they are high value coupons since they aren’t readily available to everyone or they are for a new products and the company wants you to try it.

Order Coupons:

You can order coupons from many sites. My favorite is MyCouponHunter.

Trade for Coupons:

I love to trade for coupons and use hotcouponworld trades. I love that I can get the coupons I want, get rid of coupons I don’t need and it only costs me a stamp to mail the coupons.

You can also start coupon trading groups where you get a bunch of friends together to trade coupons. This can also be a fun “girls night out”.

Email companies:

You can get GREAT coupons by emailing companies and telling them how much you love their product. CouponingtoDisney has a great list of posts for companies to email on her site!!!

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  1. Jennifer R says:

    When you go recycling, what exactly does that entail? Where do you do this?

  2. Who Said Nothing In Life Is Free???? says:

    In the neighborhoods around here, we have recycling days where we put our recycylables in bins on the side of the road.

    I called the district attorneys office to make sure it was legal to go through the bins and they said it was.

    Since my neighborhoods recycle day is Monday, the sunday coupons are usually near the top!!!

  3. MichelleC says:

    How long do you normally keep your inserts? This is something I was wondering because I’m planning on getting 5-6 Sunday papers. Also would you recommend getting papers from another town? I live were we can get both the Tampa Tribune and the St. Pete Times. And if so how many would you suggest of each?


    • I keep my inserts until all the coupons expire. Some times I will pull out just the page with a coupon if its the only one left that hasn’t expired.

      I have 2 filing cabilets with all my inserts (really need to go through them to find out which ones have expired, its been a LONG time since I have done that)

      I think 6 is a good number to have… even numbers for BOGO sales is always good.

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