- At the grocery store Check the bulletin board at the supermarket— some shoppers will pin up unwanted coupons. Also look on the store’s shelves, where bargain seekers sometimes leave unused coupons near corresponding items.
- At the doctor or dentist You can find deals on baby supplies at the pediatrician’s office and coupons for toothpaste and other oral care products at the dentist. Don’t see any in the waiting room? Just ask a nurse or dental assistant.
- At the coffee shop Local weeklies often contain coupon inserts and are either free or cheap (about 50 cents a pop!). Also, look for them by the register. Visit discountednewspapers.com to see if you can get your local paper delivered to your home for less.
- At the library Check to see if there’s a box where community members exchange coupons. If your library does not provide this service, ask if you can start one. You could also try this idea in the break room at your workplace.
- At the gas station Sports drink and snack coupons are frequently posted on the refrigerator doors. Tear them off and redeem at a supermarket that doubles.
- At a restaurant When you’re eating out (or getting takeout), ask the hostess or cashier about discounts such as coupons delivered via text message.
- At home Some manufacturers will send you coupons when you sign up to test new products (you might have to complete a survey or two). A few to try: Kraft First Taste (kraftfirsttaste.com), General Mills Pssst… (pssst.generalmills.com) and Kashi Community (kashi.com/account/new).
- In the mail When you receive an item you ordered online or from a catalog, look for coupons in the envelope or box.