If you're looking to save on your favorite items at the grocery store, using coupons is the key to saving big. One way to get them is to request free coupon books by mail. Companies will send out these coupons hoping that you'll try their product, love it, and come back and keep purchasing it.
Using the coupons from these free coupon books, inserts, and magazines, along with printable coupons and coupon apps, is a great way to lower your grocery bill. It's also a fun way to try some new products that you may overlook normally.
01 of 07
RetailMeNot Everyday (formerly Red Plum) is one of those coupons inserts that you see in your local newspaper. Luckily for us, they send out free coupon books by mail if you don't get them in your newspaper.
Complete the coupon book form to see a list of the newspapers near you that carry the RetailMeNot Everyday coupon insert. If there aren't any, you can request to have a coupon book sent to you in the mail.
02 of 07
Proctor and Gamble is the parent company of dozens of brands that you know and love. If you sign up with P&G you'll get a free coupon book in the mail with coupons they think you'll use.
You'll want to begin by registering for a Proctor & Gamble account. After you've registered, you'll get access to a survey that will determine what coupons you'll eligible for. Don't skip this survey! If they don't know your preferences, you won't be matched with any coupons.
Next, visit your account and enter all of your information into your profile including your address so they know where to mail your coupon book. You can go back to your dashboard and answer more survey questions if you like. The more you answer, the greater the chance that you'll get free coupons.
03 of 07
Subscribe to Your Local Newspaper
If you subscribe to your local newspaper, you'll find coupon inserts in Sunday's edition. These include the RetailMeNot Everyday and Proctor & Gamble coupon books from above as well as SmartSource coupon inserts.
If you'd rather buy a Sunday paper at the newsstand, this Sunday coupon inserts schedule will let you know what coupon inserts will be included.
If you don't want to subscribe or buy a newspaper, don't be afraid to ask those who do if you can have theirs. Check with your local library, businesses, friends, and neighbors who may just be throwing them away. Chances are, they'll be thrilled that you'll be able to use them.
04 of 07
Reach Out to Your Favorite Brands
Picking up the phone and simply asking for coupon books to be mailed to you is a great way to get high-value coupons and sometimes even free samples.
Every brand has a customer service department that you can call. You can find their number on their products or online. Call this toll-free number and tell them how much you love their products and ask if you could have some coupons mailed to you.
This is a tried and true method, and sometimes you'll even get coupons redeemable for free products.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
Follow the Products You Like on Social Media
To promote new or revamped products, brands will often have coupon giveaways on their social media accounts. Follow all the companies you love and keep an eye out for when they put up an offer for a free coupon book that they'll mail to you.
06 of 07
Sign Up for Newsletters and Mailers
Another way to get on your favorite products radar is to sign for their newsletter and mailing lists. They'll often send newsletters and mailers that have high-value coupons on them. Remember to make sure you have your address available on these accounts so they can easily mail them out to you.
07 of 07
Get On Your Grocery Stores' Mailing Lists
Grocery stores also send out free coupon books on occasion. Be sure to follow your favorite local grocers on social media and get on their mailing list so they can send you some too.
Keep your eye out the next time you're grocery shopping, sometimes stores have coupon books available to pick up for free. These are often located at the front of the store or at customer service.