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    • Thing 3 Finding Coupons Part 2
    • Kelloggs Cereal Boxes
    • Shreddies and General Mills
    • Food Boxes
    • Brand Sampler Boxes
    • Inside the Box of New Product
      • Frequently done with diapers
      • Example – Arm and Hammer Toothpaste
    • Magazines
    • Magazine Tips Best magazines for couponers Magazines for free
    • Which magazines?
      • Canadian Living
      • Chatelaine
      • Homemakers
      • Today's Parent
    • Rouge Magazine Many health and beauty coupons, similar to p&g 4 issues per year Free https://www.rougemag.com/en-CA/ - see link to subscribe in footer
    • Glow Magazine – Shoppers Optimum Point Coupons Free for VIP members (members who accumulate 1500 Optimum points per year); Subscribe with 7500 optimum points http://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/Beauty-And-Body/Magazine.aspx
    • Tip 1. Get Magazines Free
      • Free subscriptions - cereal boxes; other products
      • Air Miles redemption
      • Rogers – reduced price
    • Tip 2: Waiting Rooms spell Opportunity
      • Optometrist, doctor, dentist, hair dresser, … waiting rooms
      • Grocery store – take a book, leave a book
      • Coffee shops
    • Tip 3: “Free” giveaway mags
      • Superstore Viva
      • Cineplex (movie)
      • Rexall
      • Pharmacy, cosmetic counters
    • Tip 5: Commuting & Couponing Go Train Magazine
    • Tip 4: Community
      • Ask friends
      • Ask co-workers
      • Coffee room
      • Local recycling groups: freecycle;
      • Classified: kijiji free section
    • Condo/Apartment Buildings
      • Food coupons from newspapers, flyers from papers with coupon inserts can be left near mailboxes or in recycling bins in laundry rooms etc
    • Other Places to Find Coupons
    • Clip n Save booklet Comes with some magazines
    • Calendars
      • Rexall, Safeway, ...
      • Varies from year to year
      • Usually free in store
    • Newspapers
      • Examples
        • $3 off Robin Hood flour (last year)
      • Coupon inserts
    • Superstore Coupon Zone
      • In the right hand corner the coupon will say:
        • Coupon zone (only Loblaws)
        • Manufacturer's Coupon
          • Flip over to see which stores accept this coupon
    • Dentist's Office
      • Tear pads
    • Contests/Coupons
      • Advil – “you spin, you win”
      • Maple Leaf
    • Mail In Rebates
      • High Five – Quaker
      • Tostitos/Gatorade /Pepsi - $20 coupons MIR
      • Stouffers Rewards
    • Ticket Stubs/Cash Register
    • Printable Shoppers Optimum
      • Usually sent an email
      • Thread on Smart Canucks
      • SDM Bonus Point offers! Check back often!
    • Coupons from Companies
      • There's a thread dedicated to this on SmartCanucks
      • Which companies were contacted and their response
      • Here's a few of the best companies Feb 2011
    • “Wild Card Coupons”
      • Can be used on any of the products listed
      • Request 2 coupons every month contacting Johnson and Johnson
    • $1 Brown J&J coupon
      • Sorry no photo
      • For baby products
    • “Blue” coupon for Huggies, Crest etc.
      • Sometimes you'll see this posted in a coupon wish list
      • They are usually obtained by phoning and complaining about a defective product
    • Johnson and Johnson Replacement Coupon
      • This is a coupon you can request one time as a (new?) parent
      • Can be used to buy anything including a baby gift basket (value ~ $20)
      • Most stores take it for a gift basket (and J&J has confirmed this use is okay some months ago, posted by SCer on a thread) but some stores refuse
    • Chapman's Ice Cream
      • One $5 coupon per year per household
    • Playtex
      • Will send a few $1 and sometimes $5
      • **States** on coupon may be combined with other coupons
    • Be a Joiner Company Newsletters/Mailouts
      • Sign up on the site
        • e.g. Huggies for Huggie Coupons
        • Sign up rewards program
      Tip: Create a separate email account just for signing up for offers and newsletters etc.
    • Facebook Craze
      • “Like” a fan page on Facebook, get a coupon or free product
      • Sometimes they mail it, sometimes printable
    • Free Sample +
      • Many companies offer free sample of new product
      • Kashi does this often
      • Request the sample and coupons usually come along
    • Loyalty/Rewards Programs
      • coke coupons, free movie passes (coupons)
      • Send barcodes - Whiskas
      Free Huggies coupons
    • Credit Card Statements
      • Frequently with HBC statements – bonus points codes
    • In Store Demonstrators
      • Usually demonstrators have coupons out for the products that they are offering for samples
      • Take one for you and ask for a few for friends
    • Welcome Wagon
      • New to community
      • New baby
    • Memberships
      • Repetoire movie theatres
      • Community radio stations
      • ....
    • Advant Guard Coupon Hunting
      • These next methods are done by some coupon hunters
      The Love of Zero, a 1927 film by Robert Florey.
    • Advant Guard Coupon Hunting
      • Blue Box Walk
        • Looking in recycle bins
        • Be sure to know your local rules
      • See posts on SmartCanucks about “blue box walks”
    • P.O. Box Offices
      • Often extra Rouge magazines are tossed in the blue box or garbage on the days they arrive
    • Coffee Time
      • Some restaurants and coffee shops have copies of the newspapers for customers
      • Have coffee at three of these places and collect the coupon flyers on insert day
      I I have heard McDonalds have papers but the early birds get the inserts
    • Ask at Store for Extra Inserts
      • You can ask a store if you can take out the coupon flyer for papers they have set aside after the weekend is over
      Note: I have heard that the store is supposed to return unsold papers in tact including the “coupon flyers”
    • Befriend a Newspaper Carrier
      • Often the newspaper carrier inserts the flyers and there's extras because people have signs posted “no flyers” on their mailbox
      • So they have extras
      • “free” auction site
      • FPCs / huggies / pampers / disney codes
      • Icoke pins
        • Site: www.listia.com
        • My referral link: http://www.listia.com/signup/341704
    • What's a Referral Link​?
      • A “referral” link is has an extra tracking piece that says “who” sent you to the site
      • Usually, when you use someone's link they receive a few extra points
      • Many SmartCanuckers' include a “referral link(s)” in their signature
        • Try Zoombucks
        • Join Irazoo or Swagbucks
    • Buy on ebay.ca
    • Develop your eagle eye
    • Other places to find coupons?
      • Share your tips on our team's thread