Scoop up unwanted coupons. On Sundays, swing by a coffee shop that sells newspapers and check the recycling basket for discarded inserts.
Buddy up to a librarian. Ask if you can clip a few coupons from the inserts in the library’s newspapers.
E-mail companies’ customer relations departments. Make it clear that you like a certain product and ask for a coupon to buy it. In an informal test, Coupon Mom blogger Stephanie Nelson found that about two thirds of companies will oblige, sometimes even with a freebie.