What Are Coupons & How To Get Coupons

What are Coupons and How to get Coupons.

Coupons, Coupons, Coupons

Canadian coupons – what are they?

A coupon is a certificate, voucher or ticket that entitles a consumer to a discount or rebate when purchasing a product (or multiple products). Coupons are often issued by manufacturers of consumer products or by retailers, to be used as a sales promotion for their products or services.

Coupons are distributed in many ways: in the mail, online, local newspapers, magazines, mobile devices and directly from the retailer or manufacturer.

Some stores will issue coupons to consumers who spend a lot of money at their store. They will give these coupons to customers to show appreciation for their loyalty.

Coupons can be used in many places such as grocery stores, clothing stores, and restaurants, in exchange for their goods and services or for a part of the cost. Coupons are very useful, and enable you to save a substantial amount of money on your purchases, and at the same time promoting a brand or product.

You can find coupons in stores (tear pad coupons), online (printable coupons), in newspapers (coupon inserts), directly from the manufacturer, in magazines, and even from your cell phone.

Fun Coupon Fact: The first coupon ever released was a coupon for a free glass of Coca-Cola, in 1888.

Grocery Coupons

There are two different types of grocery coupons: manufacturer coupons and store specific coupons. Manufacturer coupons are the most popular and can be used at any store that accepts coupons. Store specific coupons can only be used at one store (for example, all Loblaws banner stores offer grocery coupons that can only be used at their stores).

Printable Coupons

One of the best (and easiest) ways to find coupons is to look online. Many manufacturers and retailers offer printable coupons for their customers. Simply print coupons and redeem in store. Not all stores accept printed coupons, due to fraudulent activity, but many still do. Check the coupon policy for your store to see if they accept printable coupons.

Coupon Inserts

Coupon inserts can be find in your local newspaper every few weeks. Coupon inserts come from Redplum, Smart Source and Brandsaver. These coupon insert booklets often have 6-30 coupons in each issue. Cut them out and use them the next time you are at the store shopping.

Coupon Codes

Another type of coupon is a coupon code. Coupon codes are for use online and save you a set amount of money, a percentage, or they offer you a free product or free shipping. Coupon codes are a great way to save money when shopping online.

Taxes on Coupons

People often ask: Do I have to pay taxes on coupons? The answer is both yes and no. If you have a coupon that entitles you to a product for free, depending on the coupon policy for the store you are shopping at, you do not have to pay taxes on the free item (Walmart is one store that does not charge tax on free items). You will, however, be charged taxes on all cents/dollar off coupons.

We find Canadian coupons, so you don’t have to!

  • Printable Coupons
  • Mail Coupons
  • Tear Pad Coupons
  • Coupon Inserts
  • Company Direct Coupons
  • Peelie Coupons
  • In/On-Product Coupons
  • Store Coupons
  • Facebook Coupons


On our site you can find the following types of coupons:

  • Grocery Coupons
  • Coupons for Food
  • Diaper Coupons
  • Health & Beauty Coupons
  • Household/Cleaning Coupons
  • Coupons for Beverages
  • Pet Coupons
  • Free Coupons
  • + many other types of coupons!

You can view many coupons for Canada on our Canada coupons page. We do the searching and you save yourself time and money!

New coupons are being added daily to the Canada coupons page, so check back often and get the best coupons to use in Canada.

You can also find hundreds of coupons for Canada in our Canadian coupon database.

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