Thursday, January 6, 2011

Getting Coupons

I always struggle with ways of getting enough coupons. I am too cheap to buy 20 papers a week. I don't want to use our money on clipping services. I know many people love the clipping services and trading services through A Full Cup and Hot Coupon World, but I don't have the time to find just the right person with the coupons I need and then spend money on shipping. An envelope full of coupons for the price of a stamp is great if I can use all the coupons.

So you know that I dumpster dive. That sometimes works. And sometimes it doesn't. I have had great finds and then not so much....

I have also stayed up late and went to local gas stations on Sunday night to ask for the papers they were going to throw out. That became weird. At first they were happy to help and then they started puting them in the dumpster before I got there... and I was not about to go through that dumpster...yuck. And now, I'm getting too old to stay up. I keep falling asleep...

So I read in the comments on another blog that some libraries have coupon trading tables. I thought that this was sooooo cool. I am about to call the local libraries near me. But how great would it be to meet other couponers in the area?!?! We could trade without the shipping payment. I could bring the coupons I don't want and look for the coupons I need. And maybe even make a friend or two in the process.

Has anyone else tried this or know of it happening in their area? Has it been successful for you?


  1. I've never heard of such a thing! But how fabulous! I doubt they have this at my library though, I am there too often and have never seen ladies dealin' coupons!! I can't even imagine!

  2. that is a great idea! I wish we had something like that here too! hope it works for you!