Exciting is the one word I would use to describe my couponing adventures! I love the thrill, the skill, and the end result of my receipt bill! I’m constantly looking for additional ways to capitalize on scoring a deal, and using coupons is key. One of my goals for 2015 is expanding my search for even more coupons. I love to shop sales and save money, but what’s even more exciting is finding coupons I’ve never seen before in unique places!
Here are three additional ways to find coupons that you probably didn’t know about!
1. Check the manufacturer’s website before a specific purchase
There are certain name-brand products that I love and have no desire to substitute. When that’s the case, I go directly to the manufacturer’s website to see if any coupons are available for the product. A great example is Lanacane anti-chafing gel. This gel works well for my particular skin problem, but it’s expensive and I try to find it on sale so I can stock up when possible. I googled Lanacane gel, brought up the company website, and was able to print (2) $1.00 coupons for any Lanacane product! Can you say score?! Saving at least 10% on an item I’m unwilling to substitute is another one of my couponing goals! Here are 10 companies I love that frequently offer coupons and rewards:
- Land O’Lakes
- Seventh Generation
2. Tailor your coupon search based on the products you buy
Tailor your coupon search to your own purchasing interests to increase the money savings in your wallet!
For organic food lovers
If you love organic food, be sure to “like” your favorite brands on social media—especially Facebook. One of my favorite brands is Mambo Sprouts. They focus on healthy living and strive to provide their customers with different options to save money on organic foods. They also offer a free book of coupons on their site!
Links to more coupons:
- 5 Facebook Pages to Follow for Produce Coupons
- 11 Awesome Vegan Companies That Offer Coupons
3. Look for coupons in unlikely places
As a couponer, I have an extensive, but not excessive, stockpile. I may have 10 of a certain product, and it may take me a year to use all it. Inevitably, the box I grab a year from now has a coupon hidden on the inside that has expired. Two rules I now follow: 1) I carefully examine the outside writing on the box to see if a coupon is mentioned, and 2) I open the box and examine the inside when I’m sure I won’t return or gift the item. My two favorite hiding places for coupons are inside my L’eggs pantyhose package and in a box of hair color! Be sure to check any shipped orders that arrive at your home as well—coupons may be hidden under all the packaging!
While I wait at the doctor’s office, I frequently find myself checking out magazines for coupons. If you do this, just make sure the coupons haven’t expired. Other unlikely places include those you visit on a daily basis. I’ve found extra Sunday inserts on the table at Subway, coupons at the library, and even at my local convenience store while stopping for a fill-up. Always keep your eyes peeled for coupons—you’d be surprised at how many are out there!