Coupons are a key ingredient for saving money on groceries and household products. But every Sunday paper only comes with one set of coupon inserts, which can limit the amount of deals you’re able to score. Looking for ways to stock up on Sunday coupons without having to pay for multiple subscriptions to the newspaper? Here’s how to get your hands on extra grocery coupon inserts.
Check Coffee Shops - Lots of people like to read the Sunday paper at the coffee shop. Lots of times they leave their newspaper behind, along with the coupons stuffed inside. Since this will likely end up in the trash or recycle bin, take the coupons home with you for clipping.
Start a Recycling Campaign - You don’t often see recycling bins at coffee shops. Talk to some local managers and ask if you can start a newspaper recycling campaign in their store. Tell them you’ll set out a collection box and empty it once a week. Before you take the newspapers to be recycled, pull out any coupons customers put inside. Not only will you get your hands on more coupons, but you’ll be saving newspapers from ending up in the landfill.
Ask Friends and Family - The Wall Street Journal recently reported that 99% of coupons are thrown away. So while lots of people are using coupons as a source to save money, plenty are not. Talk to your friends and family members who aren’t into clipping coupons. Ask them to save their Sunday inserts for you.
Talk to the Newspaper - Call up your local newspaper. Ask them if there are ever any extra coupon inserts that you could take. Often newspapers just recycle unused inserts, so they may be more than willing to let you have them.
Scour Recycle Bins - Take a walk around your neighborhood the night before recycling pick-up. Scan your neighbors’ recycling bins for untouched coupons. You’ll prove that one man’s junk really is another man’s treasure.
By Alison Storm
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Wilson's Leather - If you're trolling the neighborhood for coupon inserts, you'll need a warm jacket. Save an extra 20% sitewide with coupon code 6610 through 02/15/2010.
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It's all treats and no tricks at many retailers this Halloween. Here you'll find a list of stores and restaurants we've comprised that are offering up special deals and maybe even a freebie or two to celebrate the spooky holiday. Keep checking back, we'll be adding new ones as we find them!
Barnes & Noble - Free Halloween storytime on 10/31/2014. Contact local stores for times.
Bass Pro Shops - Free 4x6 photos & Halloween activities for kids from now through 10/31/2014.
Chipolte - Participating restaurants are offering a $3 "boorito" to those that arrive in a costume. Offer valid from 5PM to close on 10/31/2014.
IHOP - Free Scary Face Pancake for kids 12 & under on 10/31/2014 only from 7AM to 10PM.
Krispy Kreme - Free doughnut to customers in full costume. Only on 10/31/2014 at participating restaurants.
LEGO Stores - Free Halloween sticker for kids in costume on 10/31/2014.
Outback Steakhouse - Free kids meals w/purchase of adult meal. Limited to kids 10 & under and 2 free kids meals in a visit. Participating restaurants on 10/31/2014 only.
Sonic - 50 Cent corn dogs all day on 10/31/2014.
Wendy's - Halloween coupon booklets are only $1. This book contains coupons good for free Jr. Frostys. Of special note: 90 cents of the purchase price goes to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Offer's ending is unknown.
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