Recyclebank has several coupons out right now that are worth purchasing. If you haven’t signed up for Recyclebank I recommend you do. It’s a program where you earn points through various means and spend the points to buy various things, including coupons. You can earn the points through recycling, entering codes from Kashi boxes, and most commonly, through various quizzes and activities on their site. It takes very little time and can earn you some very valuable coupons. They often have coupons that can be found nowhere else. I definitely think its worth it to check them out. You can sign up here: Recyclebank and get started earning a few points.
These coupons are currently available on Recyclebank that should make for some good deals:
Bumblebee Tuna- $1/2 On Any Bumblebee Tuna Product, 25 points. Print at Home
This coupon should provide for free cans of tuna in many areas. Since it is a print at home coupon it will give you a bricks link where you can immediately print two off.
Kashi - $2/1 On Any Kashi Product, 125 points. Print at Home
This coupon is a bit pricey in points but can get you overage or free items at many stores. You can use this coupon on the individual kashi bars, which tend to run $1-$1.50. Since it is a print at home coupon it will give you a bricks link where you can immediately print two off.
Coca Cola - $1/1 Any Coca Cola Product, 75 points, Mailed Reward
Coke coupons are so rare that this is a great one to snatch up. You can use it on the single bottles for some free to cheap soda. It is a mailed coupon so it will take a few weeks for it to arrive, but it won’t expire until 1/13/12.
Alpo Canned Dog Food – Buy 2 Alpo 13.2oz or smaller cans, get 2 free, 40 points. Print at Home
If you go through a lot of canned dog food this will be well worth the 40 points. Since it is a print at home coupon it will give you a bricks link where you can immediately print two off.
Dagoba Chocolate – $1/1 Any Dagoba Chocolate Bar, 30 points. Print at Home
This should make for some pretty cheap organic chocolate bars. So if you enjoy these products this is definitely a deal to snag. Since it is a print at home coupon it will give you a bricks link where you can immediately print two off.
Back to Nature – $1/1 Any Back to Nature Cookie or Cracker Product, 40 points. Print at Home
This is a higher value coupon than this company usually releases. If you enjoy their products it is worth it to grab this coupon and save a buck. Since it is a print at home coupon it will give you a bricks link where you can immediately print two off.
There are more coupons currently available on Recyclebank that you may want to check out as well. If you have accumulated some points it may be time to cash a few in. If you haven’t signed up yet now is the time. Once you are registered check out the site and find the various ways to earn points. With just a little bit of your time you can get your hands on some valuable coupons.
$1.50 off ANY ONE Skintimate Shaving Cream Coupon
Print them before they’re gone. This coupon should make for a very cheap Skintimate Shaving Cream!
One of the first question newcomers to Couponing have is “Where do you get Coupons?” It can quickly become overwhelming trying to understand what types of coupons there are and how to get them. My goal here is to help you learn all the types of coupons and know where to best look for them.
Each Sunday you can typically find a couple inserts in your local paper that contain coupons. These inserts are the bread and butter for couponers. There are three companies that do this: Smartsource (SS), Redplum (RP), and Proctor & Gamble (PG). SS and RP can be found most weekends, except holidays, and PG is typically released once a month. In the AFullCup Forums you can find out which inserts will be released, and also get a list of coupons that may be found in your inserts.
One thing about newspaper inserts that is important to understand is that not all inserts are created equally. Many coupons are released in certain regions or newspapers. Larger newspapers tend to get more of the coupons than small town newspapers. Also values of coupons may vary by region. So seeing the list of coupons coming out does not guarantee your inserts will have them. But the positive side is you know the coupon exists and you can then work on getting you hands on them.
An increasingly popular type of coupon is the printable coupon. These can be found all over the Internet, but there are areas they are more commonly found. Most printables can be printed twice, each will be a unique and legitimate coupon. Simply hit the back button after printing is complete, or by going back to the page and hitting print again. You must print to a printer and not to a scanning or pdf program within your computer. If you want to save on ink most stores will accept printables in black and white. Remember it is illegal to scan or copy printable coupons, and you won’t get away with it since most coupons have a unique code on each.
Coupon Dedicated Sites
There are three main sites that are dedicated solely to printable coupons – coupons.com, redplum.com, and smartsource.com. Redplum generally adds coupons on Sunday’s, and the others add at random intervals. Any coupons you print (and are still available) will reset at the start of each calendar month.
Quite often Manufacturer’s will have coupons available right on their product’s webpage. Check on your favorite sites to see if they have any. Also, many companies will email you a link to printables if you sign up for their newsletters or member clubs.
Offering coupons on Facebook is rapidly increasing in popularity. Often these coupons are high value and only available for a very short time. So it is definitely recommended to get a Facebook account, even if you only use it for getting coupons.
All in One
So right now you are thinking how much time is it going to take me to check every site every day for new coupons? Luckily there is a wonderful resource on AFC to see when new printables pop up. As new coupons become available members will post them in the printables section. So instead of needing to check all over the Internet you can just keep an eye on this section to get a hold of all the hot new printables.
If you keep you eyes open in your grocery store you may be able to spot coupons all around. There are several types of coupons to look out for in the store. The coupons usually don’t last long so it’s a good idea to grab a few to use on a future trip. You can keep a hold of them until the item goes on sale and get a better deal. Just remember to be kind to others and not take all the coupons.
Various stores and manufacturers will put out booklets of coupons. These often surround a holiday or major event. Keep your eyes peeled near the entrance of the store and on any large displays for booklets they may have put out.
Tearpads of coupons are often attached to the shelves and placed in front of the larger, more expensive items. Tearpads are basically a pad of coupons of which you can tear a few off. Even though they are in front of the more expensive items, check the wording of the coupon. You may be able to use them on smaller or cheaper items.
Blinkies are small machines used by smartsource to distribute coupons in-store. They are attached to shelves and dispense one small coupon at a time. They got their name because they usually have a red blinkie light on them.
These coupons are actually stuck to the products, and you have to peel them off. Look for little rectangles attached to your products. These often have long expiration dates, which is helpful for holding them till a good sale.
Coupons come by so many different names that it can easily be overwhelming trying to understand them all. You now have a good idea of all the types of coupons there are out there, and should have a good idea of how to find them. Coupons can be anywhere, so keep your eyes peeled!