Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My name is Holly and I'm addicted to coupons

I've been searching for ways to score extra coupon inserts without buying extra papers. It just seems like a waste to me when I'm only buying the paper for the coupons. And every week, the papers seem to be changing the inserts up on me, making me crazy! The best idea I've found so far is Freecycle. I put a "wanted" post for the inserts and had 2 people offer me theirs. One lady even gave me what she still had from last week. :) The part that frustrates me is when people don't look to see what is "wanted", and post an offer for the inserts! This happened twice this week. So I respond politely, mentioning that I have already posted a "wanted" for the inserts and that I will pick up today, blah blah blah. And I get a response that they have already been taken. Grrrrr! This seems like it could be a hit-or-miss way to get coupons, so I'm not sure that I'm going to stick with it. I have read of people dumpster diving for coupons, but I have no idea where to do that safely. Other ideas are to befriend a paper delivery person, or the people who deliver them to the gas stations, and such. One thing I am definitely going to do, is to ask my neighbors who get the Sunday paper delivered, and find out if they use the coupons. If they don't use them, hopefully they don't mind sharing the wealth!


  1. I wish I could order the Washington Post insert only. I feel bad not even looking at the paper and just getting rid of it. Although the best way to clean your Windows is using Windex and newspaper. Totally streak free!!

  2. Fingers crossed that I just scored some inserts from our awesome small-town gas station! I'm there several times a week for various things (never gas, lol) including the Sunday papers, so I asked the cashier today after purchasing my Dr. Pepper refill and 2 ice cream treats. ;) She took my number and said she'd she what she could come up with and give me a call! Yay!!!