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How to Get Additional Coupons
Today I thought I would share some of the things serious couponers do to take it to the next level.
If you find yourself constantly stuck with valuable coupons that you are never going to use, one thing you can consider is partaking in coupon trades. Facebook Groups and Forums is a great place to network with other Canadian Couponers and start trading coupons.
The easiest way to do this is to start a thread in the coupon section of the forum and post a list of coupons you are willing to give up in the trade. You can also list coupons you are looking to receive. Other members can do the same and you can view what other people are looking for or willing to part with. No two people will ever have the perfect match of what they want and what they will give. You can personally message or just post in the thread what kind of deal you want to strike with the person who has coupons you want.
For example, if I don’t have a baby, but have tons of Huggies coupons I might want to trade those coupons with someone that has extra Catelli Pasta coupons. I just send them a note and see if they would like to trade. We then exchange addresses and we each pay the postage to safely get the coupons to each other. It is a really simple process and once you get a few people involved, you get to know who is looking for what. Continue by keeping your wants and needs lists up to date. This is a great way to get different coupons that might not currently be available in your area
Another great way to get more Canadian Coupons is to ask neighbors, family, co-workers, and friends to save them for you. If you are the only one you know currently couponing then most people will have absolutely no problem in handing over their unwanted coupons. Most people don’t even notice them in the weekly flyers or newspaper inserts.
Say for example the Smartsource coupons are due out Feb 5th just ask everyone to keep their eyes out for them and save them for you. You can also look for discarded copies of Smart Source and Red Plum Coupons.
We have a blue recycling bin at our neighborhood mailboxes and most people go through their junk mail and just toss it in the bin instead of taking it home with them. When the rouge magazine comes out or other small pamphlets that contain coupons we simply head on down to the mailbox and collect a few extra copies.
I also work at a very busy shopping mall. The day after the coupon inserts come out in the paper, any unsold newspapers are taken to the compactor room. (a place where they put to paper and cardboard to be recycled) This is also a great, clean place to check for extra coupon inserts. A couple of girls at work subscribe to home-delivered newspapers and don’t use coupons. They know any extra is to be saved for me.
As mentioned previously, watch for coupon inserts in your weekly flyers or local newspapers. For your enjoyment, I have searched out the current Year schedule for Smart Source and Red Plum Coupon Inserts. Mark these dates on your calendar as a reminder as to when to look for these coupons.
I look forward to reading your comments and questions and if I have missed any questions on previous posts please ask me again and I will make every effort to answer them. Hope you all had fun and learned a few new ideas.
Happy Shopping Everyone
THIS IS JUST ONE ARTICLE FROM A WHOLE SERIES I WROTE ON COUPONING