Today I thought I would talk about where to gather coupons and all the great sources to find them. Also, it is important to try and get as many duplicates as possible so you can begin creating your stockpile. (Again I suggest you begin creating a stockpile that will last you 4-6 wks, I will be talking more about stockpiling in tomorrows blog).
There are so many places you can find great coupons. First and foremost we know of the Sunday paper & the internet. But we can also find them in magazines. A great magazine all couponers should have a subscription to, because it really does pay for itself, is to All You Magazine. In fact if you go through ShopAtHome.com (Get 150,000+ free online coupon codes, printable grocery coupons, restaurant coupons and more at ShopAtHome.com!), you'll receive 30% back on all orders, plus it's only $19.95 for 12 issues (it would be like paying only $13.96 for the year). If you haven't signed up for ShopAtHome.com, I highly recommend you do so, you'll get $5 just for signing up and receive a percentage back when you shop through their site on all well known shop at home sites. I've been using it for a lot of items recently and will be receiving my first check from them in a few weeks).
All You magazines have tons of coupons, and usually high valued coupons, you can't get anywhere else. Many magazines have some coupons here and there that you can clip and save.
You can also get coupons directly from the manufacturer's websites, and many of the MF's will mail out coupon booklets periodically, which you can sign up for. Be on the look out on the all the websites I have listed on this site, they are all great at updating and posting when and where to find great coupons!
Be sure to check yours stores when you are shopping. There are tearpads, blinkies, & peelies. Grab them as you go along, my kids are becoming trained when they spot a coupon they'll grab some and bring them to me.
Most importantly, always ask friends and family to hold on to coupons for you! Especially ones that come in the mail and from Sunday's paper, it's a great way to stockpile your coupons so you can use them for great sales! Ask your neighbors as well. Many of them are just going to be thrown away, so I am sure many of your neighbors would be more than happy to hand them over.