How to Get Free Manufacturer Coupons

30
August

These days, it seems like everyone is trying to cut corners when it comes to finances. One if the easiest ways to cut household expenses is to use manufacturer coupons when you go shopping for groceries and other household items.

Imagine you are standing in line at the grocery store and the lady in front of you has a whole cart full of groceries. You are thinking to yourself that you are glad that you do not have to pay her grocery bill. She then pulls out a stack of manufacturer coupons and hands them to the cashier. Her grocery bill, instead of going up, is now being reduced rapidly by the coupons. Where did she get all of those manufacturer coupons, you ask?
There are many types of manufacturer coupons available and they can save a lot of money on your grocery bill and other household expenses. These coupons can be obtained in a variety of ways.

• Purchasing the local Sunday newspaper-Many Sunday newspapers carry coupon inserts that contain many money saving coupons for some of your favorite products.

• Magazines-A lot of magazines will have coupons that you can clip. Most women’s magazines, as well as home and garden magazines carry coupons every now and then.

• Coupon Swap Clubs-Check locally to see if there are any local groups that exchange coupons. This enables you to exchange the coupons that you are not going to use for coupons on products that you normally buy. Be aware that a most manufacturer coupons have the statement that they are not valid if sold or exchanged.

• Manufacturer websites-Many manufacturers are now putting printable coupons on their websites. They even have newsletters you can sign up to get by email. These newsletters often include links to coupons for the company’s products. In some cases, you can even contact the company, either through their website or via snail mail, and they will send coupons in the mail.

• Coupon websites-These companies make it possible to print coupons at home for use at the local store. Websites such as Coupons.com are great places to print coupons. You can usually print 2 of each coupon.

• Recycling centers-You can find unwanted coupon inserts at some newspaper recycling facilities.

• Newspaper carriers-Check with your newspaper carrier to see what he does with the unsold Sunday newspapers. Chances are that the unsold papers get thrown in the dumpster.

• Social networking websites-Websites such as Facebook and Twitter are great ways to find coupons. A lot of manufacturers will post coupons on their Facebook page or even tweet a link to a coupon. Some of these coupons may even be for free items.

• Word of Mouth Marketing Companies-Companies such as BzzAgent, Vocalpoint, and Kraft First Taste exist to get opinions on new products, as well as getting the word out about the new items. These companies will often send a coupon for a free product or even send the product itself in the mail. You are then asked to try the product and give your feedback. It is also requested that you share your experience with the product with others in order to spread the word about the new product. These companies will sometimes send extra coupons for you to share with friends and family.
• Ask family and friends if they have any coupons they are not going to be using.

These are just some of the ways to find manufacturer coupons. There are many couponing websites out there that are dedicated to the coupon shopper. This makes manufacturer coupons easier to find. One thing to remember is that if a coupon sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Most legitimate coupons come from well known websites such as Coupons.com or are linked directly from the manufacturer’s website. Fraudulent coupons abound on the internet. When in doubt, contact the company and they will verify whether it is legitimate or not. Keep in mind that some stores do not take printed internet coupons. Check with your store to verify acceptance.

This post was written by

jason – who has written posts on Budget Clowns.
Father of three and married to a lovely women. Always looking for ways to save money, and invest it properly for my children's future.

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