Every KCL knows the Sunday paper and online sites are the best places to get coupons. But don't overlook these five other options to get even more savings:

1. Your Health Care Provider: The next time you visit the doctor or dentist, take a look at their magazine and pamphlet rack. You'll be surprised at the many manufacturer coupons and even free product samples. Many of these coupons are high-value with extended expiration dates, and some include 30-day supplies of certain medications. A recent trip to the pediatrician's office yielded (no size limits):

  • $2.00 off ALL sensitive skin laundry detergent.
  • $2.00 off Lil' Critter Vitamins, including free samples for their chewy multivitamin and calcium chews.
  • $3.00 off A&D ointment.
  • Advil children and adult formulas $3.00 coupon for each.

2. The Deli Counter: The next time you are at the deli counter, look for manufacturer coupons. Often there’s a wide selection of coupons for at least $1.00 off meats and cheeses. Grab a few to use, save, or take to another store. A recent trip to Albertsons landed me:

  • $1.00 off any ½ pound of Sara Lee deli meat.
  • $1.00 off ½ pound of Land O' Lakes Swiss cheese.
  • $1.00 off ½ pound of Columbus deli meat (this can be used at Trader Joe's!)

3. In-Store Samples: More and more, stores are offering  samples to introduce new products. Try it first and nab some coupons! If you aren't interested in tasting a product, politely decline, but ask for a coupon for future use. A recent trip to Vons scored me:

  • $1.00 off coupons to their new organic line of products.

4. Newsletters and Cell Phones: Sign up for the newsletters and texts from your favorite brands, products and pharmacies. Chances are, you'll receive an exclusive coupon in your inbox or on your smartphone. I receive weekly Rite Aid and CVS emails with great deals linked to my loyalty cards, such as $3.00 off nail polish or a big bag of M&M’s for only $1.88. I often receive BOGO free product coupons and other promotions I can save until a great deal comes along.

5. Inside The Products: This might not be a place you're used to looking. The next time you open a box of cereal, supplements, cleanser, or soda, take a peek inside the packaging and information pamphlets. Many include coupons with extended expiration dates. I’ve recently come across:

  • $25.00 in coupons from Renew Life's product insert.
  • $3.00 off any Ecotrin purchase (no size limit).
  • Free subscription to magazine, just send in the box's UPC code.
  • Free clothing, just send in the box's UPC code.

While there are certainly other sources of obtaining coupons like peelies, blinkies and wine tags, these 'who-woulda-thought' areas can help you save with very little effort.

This has been a guest post by Deborah from San Diego, CA
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Secret Sources: 5 Overlooked Places to Get More Coupons