One question I hear over and over again is “How can I get more copies of the inserts each week without having to buy so many subscriptions?” There are a few ways that you can get them – some of which require you to get a little creative! But, when it comes to saving money, it can be worth it.
Dollar Store. One little known resource is your local dollar store. Stores such as Dollar General, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree sell the Sunday newspaper for — well – $1!! This is an easy way to pick up a few more sets of inserts for a really good price.
You can also ask friends, family or even your neighbors to save their inserts for you. Many people don’t actually clip coupons. That means they aren’t even interested in that part of the newspaper. A few phone calls and you might have more than your fair share of inserts each week.
Check the Library for coupon boxes. Many libraries have baskets of coupons available. You can take in the coupons you don’t need and can find a few that you can use. Many times you won’t find full inserts here, but most of the time, you don’t want the entire insert anyhow. So, you can take in those few you’ve got left and may find those 3 or 4 great coupons you are dying to add to your collection.
Watch the recycling bin. You can check out recycling centers or even watch the curbside recycling boxes for inserts. So often, people toss these out, so you might find them just sitting there, waiting to be reused again. Keep in mind that you might find some coffee grounds or spilled pickle juice on them. But the good news is that they still save money whether they are stained or not!
Purchase them directly. If you are really interested in additional coupons and these aren’t options for you, you can always purchase just the coupons you really want by visiting The Coupon Clippers. Here, you can find those coupons that you didn’t get in your inserts or even pick up a few more of those you know you really would love to use. The coupons cost mere pennies (plus postage) – but it can be worth it in the end.
Inserts Only subscriptions. You might check with your local newspaper to see if they have any special offers available. I subscribe to the Belton Star Herald where I live. As a bonus, they offer a FREE Sunday newspaper with our paid subscription. That means FREE INSERTS every Sunday morning on my driveway!
So, what have YOU done to get additional coupon inserts? I’m sure that there are even more ways out there than what I’ve listed. Please share with all of us!