Couponing 101: Where To Find Coupons?

The first step to couponing, is knowing where to get coupons. As a couponer, your going to want to get several of the same insert so that you are able to stock up on the same item during whatever sale is going on that week. If you’d like to know where to get coupons, then keep on reading.

In the Sunday newspaper-

You will find Sunday coupon inserts in your Sunday newspaper. In my area they run $2 a paper but some areas you can find Sunday newspapers at dollar stores for $1.

What you will find in the newspaper are:

  • SmartSource (SS)
  • Redplum (RP)
  • Proctor & Gamble (PG)

On the internet-

there are websites that offer free coupons you can print off. Here are a few sites that offer this:


Ecoupons are coupons you can load on to your loyalty store card. Here are some stores that offer ecoupons:

  • Kroger
  • Dollar General
  • Target
  • Fredmeyers
  • Family Dollar
  • Walgreens
  • CVS
  • Riteaid

In store:

When your in the store be sure to watch out for coupons that are by certain products and coupons that spit out when you purchase something, such as:

  • Blinkies
  • Tearpads
  • Peelies
  • Hangtags
  • Catalina coupons


Some magazines will come with coupons inside them. So make sure you go through your magazines before you trash them.

The Coupon Clippers

Coupon Clippers:

Coupon clippers are people that offer a service to cut the coupons out for you or send you whole inserts. I recommend finding someone or a business that you can order coupons or whole inserts from so you don’t waste your money on getting newspapers that are missing coupon inserts. Here is a list of websites that offer coupon clipping:

I hope I have given you a few ideas on how to get coupons to get you couponing journey started. If you have any other ideas on how to get coupons, then please share with us in the comments below.



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Couponing 101: Coupon Lingo

if you are new to couponing, then you need to go over this! I have created a list of some abbrevations that you might find on blogs or shopping in the couponing community. I hope this helps you understand everything you need to know!


$1/1: One dollar off one item, etc.

B1G1: Buy one get one free, or 50% off, etc.

BOGO: Buy one get one free or 50% off, etc.

Blinkies: Coupon dispensers at the store that spits out coupons.

Catalina: A coupon prints at store from a seperate machince when your receipt prints out.

CRT: Cash register receipt

DND: Do not double. Some stores don’t allow double coupons on one product.

ECB” Extra care bucks (CVS stores only).

ETS: Excludes travel size.

EXP: Expires.

IP: Internet printable.

IVS: Instant Value Coupons ( Walgreens stores only).

MCM: Magic coupon machine

MFR: Manufacturer.

MIR: Mail in rebate.

NLA: No longer available.

One coupon per purchase: means you can only use one coupon per item purchased.

Once coupon per transaction: means you only use one coupon for each transaction.

OYNO: On your next order.

OOP: Out of pocket.

OOS: Out of stock.

Peelie: A coupon found on a product that you can peel off and use.

PSA: Prices starting at.

Q: Coupon.

R: Regional.

P: Product.

RRs: Register Rewards ( Walgreen’s store only).

Stacking: When you use a manufacturer coupon with a store coupon.

Tearpad. A pad of coupons you find near a product in a store.

Wags: Walgreen’s drugstore

DG: Dollar General

FD: Family Dollar

WM: Walmart

WYB: Where you buy.

YMMV: Your mileage may vary

P&G: Proctore & Gamble

RP: Redplum sunday coupon insert

SS: SmartSource sunday coupon insert

Amazing! You just learned another language- Coupon Lingo. ☻




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