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Thing 3: Finding Coupons -- part 2

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Thing 3: Finding Coupons -- part 2

  1. 1. Thing 3 Finding Coupons Part 2
  2. 2. Kelloggs Cereal Boxes
  3. 3. Shreddies and General Mills
  4. 4. Food Boxes
  5. 5. Brand Sampler Boxes
  6. 6. Inside the Box of New Product <ul><li>Frequently done with diapers
  7. 7. Example – Arm and Hammer Toothpaste </li></ul>
  8. 8. Magazines
  9. 9. Magazine Tips Best magazines for couponers Magazines for free
  10. 10. Which magazines? <ul><li>Canadian Living
  11. 11. Chatelaine
  12. 12. Homemakers
  13. 13. Today's Parent </li></ul>
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Tip 1. Get Magazines Free <ul><li>Free subscriptions - cereal boxes; other products
  17. 17. Air Miles redemption
  18. 18. Rogers – reduced price </li></ul>
  19. 19. Tip 2: Waiting Rooms spell Opportunity <ul><li>Optometrist, doctor, dentist, hair dresser, … waiting rooms
  20. 20. Grocery store – take a book, leave a book
  21. 21. Coffee shops </li></ul>
  22. 22. Tip 3: “Free” giveaway mags <ul><li>Superstore Viva
  23. 23. Cineplex (movie)
  24. 24. Rexall
  25. 25. Pharmacy, cosmetic counters </li></ul>
  26. 26. Tip 5: Commuting & Couponing Go Train Magazine
  27. 27. Tip 4: Community <ul><li>Ask friends
  28. 28. Ask co-workers
  29. 29. Coffee room
  30. 30. Local recycling groups: freecycle;
  31. 31. Classified: kijiji free section </li></ul>
  32. 32. Condo/Apartment Buildings <ul><li>Food coupons from newspapers, flyers from papers with coupon inserts can be left near mailboxes or in recycling bins in laundry rooms etc </li></ul>
  33. 33. Other Places to Find Coupons
  34. 34. Clip n Save booklet Comes with some magazines
  35. 35. Calendars <ul><li>Rexall, Safeway, ...
  36. 36. Varies from year to year
  37. 37. Usually free in store </li></ul>
  38. 38. Newspapers <ul><li>Examples </li><ul><li>$3 off Robin Hood flour (last year) </li></ul><li>Coupon inserts </li></ul>
  39. 39. Superstore Coupon Zone <ul><li>In the right hand corner the coupon will say: </li><ul><li>Coupon zone (only Loblaws)
  40. 40. Manufacturer's Coupon </li><ul><li>Flip over to see which stores accept this coupon </li></ul></ul></ul>
  41. 41. Dentist's Office <ul><li>Tear pads </li></ul>
  42. 42. Contests/Coupons <ul><li>Advil – “you spin, you win”
  43. 43. Maple Leaf </li></ul>
  44. 44. Mail In Rebates <ul><li>High Five – Quaker
  45. 45. Tostitos/Gatorade /Pepsi - $20 coupons MIR
  46. 46. Stouffers Rewards </li></ul>
  47. 47. Ticket Stubs/Cash Register
  48. 48. Printable Shoppers Optimum <ul><li>Usually sent an email
  49. 49. Thread on Smart Canucks
  50. 50. SDM Bonus Point offers! Check back often! </li></ul>
  51. 51. Coupons from Companies <ul><li>There's a thread dedicated to this on SmartCanucks
  52. 52. Which companies were contacted and their response
  53. 53. Here's a few of the best companies Feb 2011 </li></ul>
  54. 54. “Wild Card Coupons” <ul><li>Can be used on any of the products listed
  55. 55. Request 2 coupons every month contacting Johnson and Johnson </li></ul>
  56. 56. $1 Brown J&J coupon <ul><li>Sorry no photo
  57. 57. For baby products </li></ul>
  58. 58. “Blue” coupon for Huggies, Crest etc. <ul><li>Sometimes you'll see this posted in a coupon wish list
  59. 59. They are usually obtained by phoning and complaining about a defective product </li></ul>
  60. 60. Johnson and Johnson Replacement Coupon <ul><li>This is a coupon you can request one time as a (new?) parent
  61. 61. Can be used to buy anything including a baby gift basket (value ~ $20)
  62. 62. 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 </li></ul>
  63. 63. Chapman's Ice Cream <ul><li>One $5 coupon per year per household </li></ul>
  64. 64. Playtex <ul><li>Will send a few $1 and sometimes $5
  65. 65. **States** on coupon may be combined with other coupons </li></ul>
  66. 66. Be a Joiner Company Newsletters/Mailouts <ul><li>Sign up on the site </li><ul><li>e.g. Huggies for Huggie Coupons
  67. 67. Sign up rewards program </li></ul></ul>Tip: Create a separate email account just for signing up for offers and newsletters etc.
  68. 68. Facebook Craze <ul><li>“Like” a fan page on Facebook, get a coupon or free product
  69. 69. Sometimes they mail it, sometimes printable </li></ul>
  70. 70. Free Sample + <ul><li>Many companies offer free sample of new product
  71. 71. Kashi does this often
  72. 72. Request the sample and coupons usually come along </li></ul>
  73. 73. Loyalty/Rewards Programs <ul><li>coke coupons, free movie passes (coupons)
  74. 74. Send barcodes - Whiskas </li></ul>Free Huggies coupons
  75. 75. Credit Card Statements <ul><li>Frequently with HBC statements – bonus points codes </li></ul>
  76. 76. In Store Demonstrators <ul><li>Usually demonstrators have coupons out for the products that they are offering for samples
  77. 77. Take one for you and ask for a few for friends </li></ul>
  78. 78. Welcome Wagon <ul><li>New to community
  79. 79. New baby </li></ul>
  80. 80. Memberships <ul><li>Repetoire movie theatres
  81. 81. Community radio stations
  82. 82. .... </li></ul>
  83. 83. Advant Guard Coupon Hunting <ul><li>These next methods are done by some coupon hunters </li></ul>The Love of Zero, a 1927 film by Robert Florey.
  84. 84. Advant Guard Coupon Hunting <ul><li>Blue Box Walk </li><ul><li>Looking in recycle bins
  85. 85. Be sure to know your local rules </li></ul><li>See posts on SmartCanucks about “blue box walks” </li></ul>
  86. 86. P.O. Box Offices <ul><li>Often extra Rouge magazines are tossed in the blue box or garbage on the days they arrive </li></ul>
  87. 87. Coffee Time <ul><li>Some restaurants and coffee shops have copies of the newspapers for customers
  88. 88. Have coffee at three of these places and collect the coupon flyers on insert day </li></ul>I I have heard McDonalds have papers but the early birds get the inserts
  89. 89. Ask at Store for Extra Inserts <ul><li>You can ask a store if you can take out the coupon flyer for papers they have set aside after the weekend is over </li></ul>Note: I have heard that the store is supposed to return unsold papers in tact including the “coupon flyers”
  90. 90. Befriend a Newspaper Carrier <ul><li>Often the newspaper carrier inserts the flyers and there's extras because people have signs posted “no flyers” on their mailbox
  91. 91. So they have extras </li></ul>
  92. 92. <ul><li>“free” auction site
  93. 93. FPCs / huggies / pampers / disney codes
  94. 94. Icoke pins </li><ul><li>Site: www.listia.com
  95. 95. My referral link: http://www.listia.com/signup/341704 </li></ul></ul>
  96. 96. What's a Referral Link​? <ul><li>A “referral” link is has an extra tracking piece that says “who” sent you to the site
  97. 97. Usually, when you use someone's link they receive a few extra points
  98. 98. Many SmartCanuckers' include a “referral link(s)” in their signature </li><ul><li>Try Zoombucks
  99. 99. Join Irazoo or Swagbucks </li></ul></ul>
  100. 100. Buy on ebay.ca
  101. 101. Develop your eagle eye
  102. 102. Other places to find coupons? <ul><li>Share your tips on our team's thread </li></ul>

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