The Holiday season is the BEST time to find great coupons at all sorts of places. Why? Manufacturers know that food is a big part of Holiday Traditions – and they’d like to become YOUR tradition. If you use Libby’s canned pumpkin for your Thanksgiving dessert, your daughter will probably use Libby’s Pumpkin, and her daughter, etc…
If you ALWAYS go to Bi-Lo, and you’ve got everything they have to offer, shake up your routine a bit. Stop in a Dollar Store for toilet-paper or milk, swing by K-Mart for… some made-up reason. No matter what store you find yourself running into, take the time to speed-walk down every aisle looking for tearpads and blinkies. I have even gone out of my way (to SuperSaver) just on a hunch that they might have good tearpads that haven’t been stripped bare. They did!
Don’t just scan the shelves for coupons- get creative. Think, “If I were a tearpad, where would I hide?” A-HA! That cardboard display! or A-HA! That Christmas-y Arrangement of Baking Supplies!
Occasionally, coupons are kept behind counters. For instance, sometimes the cosmetics counter at Walgreens has coupons that they haven’t put out yet. I can’t guarantee you they will give you one, but it never hurts to ask! Also, sometimes gas stations keep coupons behind the counter. Give it an extra glance next time you’re paying for something!
You’re going to be so excited when you find a blinking display full of coupon booklets that you’re going to have the urge to grab 20 of them and do a jolly dance all the way home. I know, I know! We’ve all been there! But keep in mind the Golden Rule of Couponers:
Leave a comment if you’ve found a great holiday themed booklet or tearpad – so we can help each other on the hunt!