Thursday, January 20, 2011

Frugality- Sources of Coupon Inserts

Sometimes you need more than one insert (especially if you live in areas of True BOGO). Many would just suggest going to a clipping service, but here are a few ways to get full inserts if you feel uncomfortable about using a clipping service, or even want some free inserts.

  • Call your newspaper. Some newspapers, believe it or not, will be generous with their inserts. (Unfortunately this is not mine).
  • Ask the libraries in the area. This is actually a nice perk of my husband's new job. He now can bring me home 2-3 copies of each insert from the library he works at. 
  • Ask businesses. A lot of businesses have newspapers for their customers to read on Sunday, some would be more than willing for you to have the inserts.
  • Ask your neighbors. If your neighbor gets a paper, ask them if they use their inserts. If they don't, ask if you can have them. 
  • Ask your family. Perhaps you have family nearby (or even far away). They may be willing to cut out coupons you know you will use or maybe send you all the coupons.
  • Ask your friends, co-workers, playgroup members, church members, etc. These can be great sources of inserts. 
  • Go for a walk on recycling day. If you live in a place that uses open recycling bins, you may be able to score some inserts just by getting some exercise. If you live in an area that has automated pick-up (where you have a large can with a lid, and all the recycling is mixed), you probably will want to skip this method.
  • Use drug stores deals to buy your newspaper. I've heard of many people who use their register rewards or extra care bucks to grab more newspapers.
Hopefully this gives you some ideas. If you have any to add, please feel free to share below.
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