Extreme Couponing Tip: Where are the Coupons?
Blinkies: Manufacturer coupons dispensed by coupon machines found in grocery aisles next to products. Recognize them by the blinking red light. Dispenses coupons one at a time in intervals. Manufacturer blinkie coupons may be redeemed at any store, not necessarily the store in which you found them.
Booklets: Mailed or found in stores with manufacturer and store coupons. In stores, they’re usually found at entrances, the customer service desk, or end of aisles.
Catalinas/ Rewards: Print out after payment to be used on a future transaction. For specifics, check out this post.
eCoupons: Electronic coupons that you can load onto your store loyalty cards. You can do this by registering your card on stores' websites or by going to sites like Cellfire, PGeSaver, Shortcuts, and Upromise where they give you updates on when new ones come out. Just load them onto your card and they apply automatically at check-out.
Magazines: Another great location for manufacturer coupons, opt for ones like All You, a magazine available at Walmart or by subscription. All You is full of coupons every month!
Mobile: Target is leading the way with this type of eCoupon. Sign up at Target.com to receive a text message containing Target store coupons and a barcode image that may be scanned at checkout! Hand your cellphone over to the cashier who will scan the image and register the savings when you purchase the items. Target mobile coupons can be stacked with a manufacturer coupon for additional savings.
Newspaper: The top source for coupons, the Sunday newspaper contains valuable freestanding coupon inserts from a variety of manufacturers and marketing companies.
Peelies: Adhesive manufacturer coupons found on products in the store. Peelies are often good on a wider selection of products than the one it is stuck to. Be sure to read the fine print on the peelie to discover if the coupon may be used on a smaller size or different variety of the same product, to allow you to maximize savings.
Printable: Print high value coupons from your home computer! Check out our extensive Printable Coupon Database and hot sites including Facebook fan pages, RedPlum.com, SmartSource.com, Target.com, and Coupons.com. You can print most coupons two times a computer.
Store: A coupon created by the store to entice you to buy a certain product at their store. Stores receive no reimbursement from store coupons. Store coupons may be found in the weekly ad, printed online, or downloaded as eCoupons.
Tear pads: A pad of manufacturer coupons found near a product on shopping aisles. Tear pad manufacturer coupons may be used at any store, not just the one where you found the coupon.