If You Aren't Using These Coupon Hacks, You're Doing It All Wrong

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Printing Is So Yesterday

If you're deciding to finally get into the coupon clipping game, knowing how to coupon actually takes some time and skill. You may be wondering, where do I clip coupons? How do I find coupons without wasting time? What should I do if I don’t have a printer? How do I become an extreme couponer?

OK, maybe that last one is getting a little bit ahead of yourself. We’ve got you covered on the rest. Read on for how to get coupons in the mail without needing to physically print them out, as well as other helpful coupon hacks.

Related: Saving Strategies That Could Cost You Money

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Reach Out to Companies

Are there brands in your pantry that you just love? Well, send them a note. Go to their website, fill out a contact form, tell them how much you love their products, and ask for manufacturer coupons to be mailed to you. You never know what may appear in your mailbox when you ask.

Related: Stop Paying for These Things To Save Money Now

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Join a Coupon Service

Going this route may cost you money in order to save money, so read the fine print first. The coupon website Sunday Coupon Inserts offers weekly subscriptions of varying amounts and prices, and ships coupons out to you before they are published in the Sunday paper. Coupon Flea Market is another site where you can order coupons.

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Subscribe, Subscribe, Subscribe

Subscribe to newsletters, rewards programs, weekly ads — basically anything and everything that may result in you receiving coupons in the mail. Some examples of stores that often have good deals are Kohl’s, Michael’s, and grocery stores. 

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Take Surveys in Exchange for Coupons

Sites such as Shopper’s Voice prompt you to take online surveys, and in return will send coupons and free samples. The site also gives away cash prizes as another incentive.

Side note: Shopper's Voice is free, but if you are asked to pay in order to take part in something like this, be careful — it could be a scam.

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Use a Coupon App on Your Phone

There’s no need for a printer when you can use an app on your phone while shopping. Coupons.com and Coupon Cabin are well-known coupon sites with apps where you can access countless digital coupons while you shop. Just pull them up on your phone.

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Shop Online Instead of in Stores

Browser extensions such as RetailMeNot, Capital One, and Honey automatically apply the best coupon codes to online purchases. If you aren’t doing this already, start today. Like right now. We mean it.

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Still Want a Hard Copy? Hit the Library

If you are feeling old school and absolutely must print out a stack of coupons, don’t rule out the library. Most libraries let you print for free.