Getting free printable coupons online is definitely easier than clipping from the Sunday paper. While you can certainly still do that (we’ll show you how here: A Comprehensive Guide to Sunday Newspaper Coupons), you don’t have to rely on the newspaper to save your family money. Here’s how to get started on printing your own free coupons:
Don’t forget to download the official KCL app for more useful tips.
Search KCL’s free coupon database for free printable coupons.
KCL has the Web’s most comprehensive database for free printable coupons. Seriously, we do. We scour the Internet for you and compile all the free grocery coupons we find on our site here. We’ll even show you how to use them to score huge savings on the things your family needs on our Deals page. Find newspaper coupons, manufacturer coupons, store coupons, and more right in KCL’s database.
To find what you’re looking for, just:
- Search for the item or brand you’re looking for (“detergent,” “Tide,” etc.)
- Click on the “Printable” section
- Choose the coupon you’d like to use and click the plus sign to add to your account
You can also use the official KCL app for the same functions.
Here’s what people search for the most in KCL’s database:
Try out different sites for free printable coupons.
There’s plenty of different places to look for free printable coupons. Here are some of the other most common printable couponing systems:
Not all websites use free printable coupons the same.
The process for free printable coupons can vary from website to website. For example, here’s how Coupons.com, Grocery Coupon Network, and most brand-specific couponing sites work:
- “Clip” the available coupons you’d like to print
- Once you’re done clipping, click the printing icon in the top right of your screen
- You’ll need to enter your phone number to verify your device
- Enter the code texted to your phone
- After the site prepares your coupons, the printing page will pop up
- Select your printer and click “Print”
Some of these sites work a bit differently, though. Valpak has you select a store, choose from a list of deals, and print individual coupons. SmartSource lets you clip coupons and download them directly for printing, but you’ll need to have Acrobat Reader DC downloaded.
Or print directly from the Coupons.com app!
While not many of the main printable coupon services have apps, the Coupons.com app works like a charm. Just make sure to tap the box on the top left and select “Printable Coupons” before you start. After that, clip away, select your printer, and load up on coupons.
Most manufacturers and Coupons.com allow you to print two of the same coupon.
Manufacturers and sites like Coupons.com let you print two coupons from each device you use. So if you want two more of the same printable manufacturer coupons, use a different device—like your mobile phone when printing from Coupons.com—to print two more coupons.
TIP: Sometimes manufacturers extend the total number of prints available—this is called a coupon “reset.” When coupons reset, you can print two additional copies from the same device for a total of four of the same coupon.
Pay attention to a coupon’s fine print and check the store policy.
Details matter when you’re a couponer. When you print coupons online, make sure you know coupon limits per store and what the fine print means—this could determine how many coupons you’ll want to print, and ultimately how much printer ink you use. For instance, “limit one coupon per purchase” doesn’t mean you can’t use more than one coupon in a transaction. It means you can’t use two of the same coupon on just one item in the same transaction.
Before you print coupons online, set your printer to black and white.
Stores will accept black-and-white coupons! Consult the instruction manual for your printer to set the black-only print. But don’t print coupons online if you’re low on ink, it might give you trouble at the register. Check your levels or print a test doc first.
Check expert ratings before looking for printer deals buying a printer.
August and September are prime times to find printer deals, thanks to back-to-school sales. But we also caught a Black Friday deal for a Canon PIXMA TS3122 for just $19 (usually $44), so keep an eye out for late-year clearance as they get rid of older models.
Inkjet printers are the most common printers for home-office use and (at less than $100) often the cheapest as well. They do a very good job with color text documents and photos. Here are some highly-rated printers that won’t break the bank::
- HP DeskJet 3755: Currently $89.89 on Amazon (down from $144.88), this printer gives you all the essentials with the option for a two-month free Instant Ink subscription, so you’ll be stocked up.
- Canon PIXMA TR4520: Best Buy is selling this inkjet printer for just $59.99 (regularly $69.99). The printer is fairly simple, but gives you a few wireless printing options.
I also put together this chart on the best-selling inkjet printers over the past four years:
Laser printers are ideal for printing large quantities of black and white text documents. You’ll pay the least per page if you need to print in high volume. But they aren’t good for photos, and they don’t handle glossy photo paper well. The Brother HL-L2320D might be your best bet here, as it’s only $100 and prints up to 30 pages a minute.
TIP: If you bring your old printer for recycling at Best Buy, they’ll give you 15% off a new HP inkjet printer. Since they price match with Amazon, you could get your DeskJet 3755 for $76.41!
Use ink refill kits or cash in on ink cartridge recycling rewards from Staples, Best Buy, and OfficeMax.
Both Walgreens and Costco have their own cartridge refilling programs as well. You’ll definitely want to go with Costco on this one, though. At $6.99 per cartridge against Walgreens’ $12.99, you’ll save a cool 46% on refills!
If refilling your own printer ink seems like a hassle, save on new ink cartridges and toner with these store rewards programs:
- OfficeMax & Office Depot: If you join their free Recycling Rewards program, you can earn $2 in rewards per cartridge (limit 10 per month) if you spend $10 that same month.
- Best Buy: Bring in old ink cartridges and save $2 per cartridge in Recycle Rewards that go towards your next $40 or more in-store purchase.
- Staples: Buy at least $30 in ink or toner every six months and drop off used cartridges; you’ll get $2 per cartridge as part of the Staples Rewards program. You can turn in up to 10 cartridges a month with a Basic account and up to 20 with a Premier account. Rewards can be used in-store or online.
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