Couponing isn’t a new way to save money, but it certainly has become very popular in the last few years. Gone are the days when coupons could be found in magazines and flyers, now they can be found and collected all over. With these Simple Couponing Tips for Canadians you will soon be on your way to saving hundreds of dollars a month!
The best place to start it online and there are a handful of great resources in order to print coupons or order to your home. Start by ordering only the coupons you will actually end up using.
Make sure after your first round to check back often for new coupons or for old coupons to be made available again.
There are now different apps around that let you save even more by uploading your grocery receipts to them! Snap by Groupon and Checkout51 (Earn $5 Bonus for Signing up & Uploading your first receipt) are two of my favourite although there are others out there.
Another great way to collect coupons is from newspaper and magazine inserts. (Smartsource & Redplum) These come out usually once or twice a month each.
Look for coupons on tear-away pads at grocery stores. One of the local grocery stores here even has a coupon zone with all the tear-away pads at one location.
You can also register on some company websites for mailing lists and they will often send samples and coupons through mail. Other companies will also send you coupons if you e-mail them or use their contact form and request coupons. A lot of companies also use Facebook to promote their products with freebies and coupons or their own websites will host printable coupons.
Another lucrative way of getting coupons you need is to join a coupon train. These are a great way to trade all the coupons you have collected that you can’t use for ones that you need. They are simply a way of exchange coupons by postal mail.
I also monitor various forums where members post great deals, coupons and freebies which is a great way of keeping on top of the latest deals out there.
One of the biggest and most important tips I can give you is to compare your coupons against your weekly flyers. You will get the biggest and best savings – and sometimes even free items – when doing this. I like to keep my coupons in a tabbed and organized binder (I use baseball card holders) to make this quicker and easier.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!