Here are even more resources to build up your coupon stockpile! I also want to emphasize that building your coupon stockpile is key to being a successful couponer. Even if you see a coupon that is for a product that are are not buying during that particular shopping trip, make sure to grab one or two, because you never know when the next great deal is going to come around the corner.
Blinkies are found in stores are dispensed out of the little red boxes with the red blinking light.
Tearpads are pads of coupons, similar to notepad or a stack of post-it notes. They can be found on the shelf or product display, and are often on cardboard in-aisle displays.
Hangtags can be found hanging off of a product, around a dressing bottle’s neck for example.
Peelies are found on products in the store. They are not always on the product they are intended for and are often used by manufacturers to encourage consumers to purchase complimentary products. For example, a Prego sauce peelie found on a box of spaghetti noodles.
Magazines are a great resource for coupons! My favorite is All You Magazine. All You is a fantastic magazine that comes packed full of coupons in every issue. I honestly didn’t originally even get it to read, but now I look forward to getting it for more than just the coupons…there are lots of money saving articles and tips inside.
Make sure to keep an eye out for coupons that can be found inside packages. Sometimes these can be found inside little plastic packages inside the product, or they also may be printed on the inside of the box.
Home Mailers are sent in the mail to you by manufacturers or by stores. I will let you know when new mailers are available to request online.
Quick Tip: Make sure that your local grocery stores have your current mailing information so you will receive the Home Mailers that they send out. I am constantly receiving coupons from King Soopers in the mail…and a lot of times they include FREE items!
With Free Samples
We post a lot of FREE samples on Bargain Blessings. Often the best part about getting the samples is that they can come with some great coupons inside!
Manufacturers’ are always looking for our feedback on their products and believe it or not they really do appreciate it when we contact them with our thoughts on their products. Sending e-mails to manufacturers is one of my favorite ways to gather high value and FREE item coupons! All of the coupons shown in the above picture are coupons I received from e-mailing manufacturers! I challenge you to pick two products a day, look up that product’s website and let them know what you think about their product! I guarantee you it will make checking your mail a lot more exciting!
To get you started, here are 173 manufacturers that have been known to give out coupons to consumers who contact them.
Catalinas are coupons that print out at the register when you check-out. Some people think these are random, but they are actually not random-they are dependent upon the products that you purchase.
Sometimes catalinas can be for another product (like the one pictured above) and sometimes they can be for an amount off of your order. Although most catalinas say manufacturer coupons at the top they can usually only be used at the store you received them at.
Quick Tip: If you should have received a Catalina but it didn’t print at the store you can contact Catalina at 1-888-826-8766 with your receipt information and they will send you your catalinas in the mail.
Moving right along…Check out the next section of my Getting Started with Couponing guide: Coupon Organization.