You will maximize your savings if you have insert coupons from the Sunday paper. Depending on the area you live in, you can get Smart Source (SS), Proctor & Gamble (P&G), and Retail Me Not (RMN) coupon inserts.
You can get a subscription to the paper. The lowest rate I know about is here. It’s about $1 per week, for Wednesday and Sunday delivery. Get more info on that offer here (there are some disclaimers and more explanation).
If you don’t want home delivery, you can buy a paper at many retail locations. You’ll play $2 for the Sunday paper. Make sure you check to see that the coupon inserts are in there! Sometimes, the expected inserts aren’t put in and other times, they are stolen. Also be aware that they sometimes contain very skinny inserts with a limited number of coupons. Check to see what you’re getting, before making your purchase.
Dollar Tree sells papers for $1 each Sunday. Depending on the location, they may limit the number you can buy and there could be out of stock. Some stores get another shipment of papers on Monday, so ask your store. Again, make sure there are enough coupons in there and it’s worth your buck.
Another idea, is to ask others. There are many people who cut very few coupons or don’t use them at all. Ask people you see on a regular basis to pass them along to you. Even if you get the paper, extra coupons make your shopping trips more worthwhile.
There are people/websites (often called “Coupon Fairies) that sell coupons, either individually or the whole insert. I do not have any that I recommend since I do not use them or have any connections. Be aware that it’s it’s illegal to sell coupons, but they claim to be charging for their time and (if not local) shipping & handling fees.
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