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Want to Know How to Coupon for Groceries? Look in These 32 Places for the Best Coupons

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One of the top rules in couponing is to never pay full price for your groceries. With my list of 32 places to find the best grocery coupons, you can enjoy savings every time you’re at the register.

Some of the places may seem obvious, others not so much. That’s why I included links wherever possible to make it easier for you to get to saving. Good luck on your search and Happy Couponing!

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Never pay full price for your groceries. With a collection of coupons and a bit of planning, you can enjoy savings every time you’re at the register.


1. Download the KCL app for coupons, sales, and deal alerts.

A person holding a smartphone standing next to a grocery cart with boxes of Special K cereal in it.

The KCL app is a fantastic shortcut to get started on finding all the best deals and coupons, aggregated in one place, saving you tons of money, time, and energy. We tell you about the deals and which coupons/rebate apps to use to get items for pennies or even free. So, download the KCL app now!

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2. Save even more on groceries with rebate or cash-back apps like Ibotta.

A person holding a smartphone with the ibotta app walmart section displayed.

Organic foods:

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3. Sign up for a store reward or loyalty card to save at the pump and earn cash back.

A person holding a Fredmeyer reward card while standing in the produce section of a grocery store.

Sign up for a reward or loyalty card like Kroger stores, including FredMeyer, and save up to $0.10 a gallon of gas when you earn 100 rewards points from shopping, and earn cash back with cash-back deals.

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4. Download digital grocery coupons on your preferred store’s website to your rewards card.

coupons page on the kroger app

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5. Subscribe to the Sunday newspaper.

Three newspapers rolled up sitting on top of each other on a rug on a porch in front of house.

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6. Or, scoop up the newspaper inserts for free.

A person holding some coupons while sitting at a table with a starbucks cup on the table next to the coupons.

You can find coupons in newspapers left behind in your local coffee shop, libraries, or waiting rooms! Or, wait till Monday and ask local businesses if they have any leftover newspapers you can have.

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7. Browse through your grocery store paper weekly ad for printed coupons.

Albertsons weekly grocery circular.

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8. Grab an in-store sale flyer.

An Albertsons ad with coupons held inside a store.

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9. Look for grocery coupons in magazines.

A person holding a magazine open to a coupon in front of a magazine stand with other magazines.

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10. Check product packaging for peelies.

A person holds a bottle of liquid foundation with a coupon on it.

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11. Cut coupons right off the packaging, typically on boxed goods.

A person holding a box of General Mills cereal with six coupons on the back.

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12. Look inside an item’s packaging.

A shelf with Atkins chocolate drinks in a box with a label that read coupon printed inside.

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13. Pull off a coupon from tear pads near the item(s) they’re promoting.

Two women looking at cosmetics in a store.

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14. Pick up a hangtag coupon on bottled products.

Two rows of bottles of Palmolive dish soap with hang tag coupons on them sitting on a store shelf.



15. Search for coupon dispensing blinkies near products.

A woman pulling coupons from a coupon dispenser in front of Lysol products.

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16. Grab a product sample and coupons during in-store promotions.

A sample station in a grocery store for Zico coconut water.

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17. Receive Catalina coupons at the register.

A person pulling a catalina coupon from the machine at a checkout register.

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18. Glance at the bottom or the back of your register receipt.

A person holding an Albertsons with a clif bad coupon printed on the bottom.

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19. Request manufacturer grocery coupons through a brand’s contact form.

Blue Bunny Ice Cream coupon held in front of ice cream cooler in store.

I contacted these brands and got snail mail coupons. To see exactly what they sent, check out my list of high-value coupons.

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20. Get the best printable grocery coupons on brand or manufacturer websites.

Kellogg's website page with coupons to print.

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21. Discover printable coupons on dedicated coupon sites.

A person holding a smartphone in one hand while holding a sheet of printed coupons.

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22. Sign up for the newsletter and text alerts from your favorite grocery store.

A person texting on a smartphone.

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23. Sign up to receive manufacturer coupons through email, newsletter, or text alerts.

Blue Bunny ice cream website sign up form for email coupons.

You have to enter info like your email and name before you can receive any of these coupons. Don’t miss out on any coupons, and sign up to receive offers through all three.

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24. Sign up for a grocery delivery service for first-timer coupons and promo codes.

instacart displayed on a computer screen.

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25. Join a brand fan club on a brand site.

The bottom of a Kelloggs Rice Krispies Treat box showing contact information for the family rewards program.

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26. Look for coupons in free product samples.

A woman holding a coupon, advertisement, and pouch with a free sample of Persil proclean discs.

Here are some sites where you can get free samples without filling out surveys. You get a free product and coupon — it’s a win-win!

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27. Check your mailbox for direct mailers from your local grocery store.

A coupon mailer from Meijer with a coupn for Thomas bagels and a coupon for Kombucha.

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28. Chat with fellow krazies on coupon exchange forums.

The homepage for Refundsweepers website for trading coupons.

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29. Join coupon trading Meetup groups, or start your own.

Meetup website coupon groups webpage.

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30. Find coupons on your Amazon coupons homepage.

Amazon website page with several coupons.

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31. Look for the orange coupon symbol on Amazon and click the box.

Amazon subscribe and save Glad garbage bag screen shot.

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32. Sign up for Amazon Subscribe & Save subscription service.

An amazon box filled with home products and snack foods.

Score additional coupons and promo codes for grocery and household goods with Amazon’s Subscribe & Save subscription.

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