While some resent getting junk mail, some merit can be found to it, especially for those trying to save some money by clipping coupons. Several companies offer not only coupon books through the mail but also printable coupon offers online and even e-mail coupon newsletters. You can pursue several options to obtain money saving coupons.
Check to see if you should be receiving coupon mailers such as RedPlum, MoneyMailer and ValPak. Check the Contact Us or About Us section of their websites (see Resources) for instructions on adding yourself to the mailing list or checking to see if you already receive the publication in your newspaper or mailbox. These coupon mailers often contain grocery discount coupons including Kroger coupons or Albertsons coupons depending on your area, and fast food coupons.
Sign up to receive coupons, promotions and other communications from grocery stores and retailers you often shop with. Ask to sign up for their mailing list while you are in the grocery store or check its website. Often, you will find printable coupons there. Food Lion, Safeway, Jewel Osco, Albertsons, Kroger and more all offer printable coupons on their sites. Organic food coupons can reduce the cost of these expensive healthy foods.
Sign up online for weekly e-mails that contain coupons and promotions. If you don't get the Sunday paper, you can also view the weekly specials featured in the weekly newspaper inserts.
Print coupons directly online. The coupon mailers listed previously (RedPlum, ValPak, MoneyMailer) now allow consumers to print some coupons online. You may not get all the coupons available in the mailings, but if you miss a mailer, this provides another option. You can also sign up for coupon e-mails from these companies, so the printable coupons from these coupon mailers will come to you.
Several other sites allow you to print coupons from multiple sources. CouponMom.com allows you to access a grocery store database that will tell you what items are on sale, and if there is a coupon out (either in the newspaper, online or in a coupon book) for these items. Some items are deeply discounted by the store and also have a coupon, allowing smart shoppers to get items for pennies on the dollar.
Subscribe to your local newspaper. Newspaper sales are on the decline, so you can get some great deals on subscriptions and even a subscription for the Sunday paper only--in which all of the coupons appear, including fast food coupons and grocery discount coupons. Visit the newspaper's website or call the subscription office to ask about any promotions.