Where To Find Coupons

Where to Find Coupons!

Where to Find Coupons Canada

Knowing where to find coupons in Canada can save you hundreds of dollars a year! This article on where to find coupons shows you how to get coupons in Canada – they are located in many different places.

The average Canadian family spends approximately $800 a month on groceries – and that’s not including cleaning supplies, health and beauty aids or baby necessities, which can add hundreds more to your bill every month.

Coupons allow you to save a lot of money off your grocery bills without much effort. Sure, it will take some time to get the hang of using coupons “properly”, but once you learn to shop smart, it will become much easier.

With just a bit time and determination, you can start saving your family hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year with coupons.

Isn’t that worth a bit of your time?

Where to Find Coupons

If you’re wondering where to find coupons, I’ve listed a bunch of places below where you can get coupons in Canada.

Tear Pads

On your next shopping trip, walk down each aisle and scan the shelves closely for tear pad coupons. It’s likely that you will find at least 1 shelf with a tear pad full of coupons. Take what you need, but always leave some behind for other shoppers.

I suggest taking 1 or 2 of a coupon, even if you don’t use the product(s). You can use those for coupon trading and coupon trains (explained below). Don’t ever take an entire pad full of coupons – that’s just poor coupon etiquette.

Online Coupon Companies

There are many great Canadian online coupon companies available. Use these sites to select coupons that you want and you will get them mailed directly to your home, free of charge.

Printable Coupons

You can also search your favourite companies’ websites to see if they offer printable coupons (or you can visit our coupon database for Canadian printable coupons, as well as our Smart Source printable coupons page). Many of them do.

Be sure to sign up to their mailing lists, as some companies send out coupons in their newsletters. I suggest setting up a separate email account for these newsletters so that your personal email address doesn’t get overrun with offers from these companies.

Other printable coupon websites to check out: Smart Source, Living Well, Les Surgeles (French), Healthy Shopper

Contact Companies Directly

Sometimes calling or emailing a company and letting them know your family enjoys their products is enough for them to mail you a coupon. Ask them if they wouldn’t mind sending a coupon for their products, and include your address. Not all companies will send you coupons, but it doesn’t hurt to ask.

Visit: Canadian companies that will mail you coupons.

On Products

Look in and on the packaging of the products that you buy for special loyalty coupons. These can be in the form of a peelie (a coupon attached to the product, to be peeled off) or written directly on the package (such as a cereal box), to be cut out.

Please do not take peelie coupons off of products that you are not going to purchase.

Coupon Trading

Coupon trading is a great way to get coupons that you want, and get rid of the ones that you don’t. Trade with others on coupon trading forums. You could also trade coupons with your friends, family and co-workers.

Coupon Trains

Coupon trains can be a bit complicated when you first get started, but after your first ride or two, you should be able to get the hang of how they work. Simply browse the trains available in coupon trading forums and the person who started the train will message you to get your address. (Or you could start your own train, of course!)

You should then receive an envelope stuffed with coupons in the mail. Take out the coupons you would like and replace them with coupons you already have and don’t need. Mail the envelope to the next rider on the list (the list will be in the envelope with the coupons). That’s it!

Coupon Inserts

Every few weeks, you can find Canadian coupon inserts in your local newspaper. There is Redplum every 4 weeks or so, SmartSource every 3 weeks or so and Brandsaver every 3-4 months. These coupon inserts are usually put in with your FREE newspapers (the ones that come with store flyers), but you can also find them in some paid subscription newspapers as well.

Keep in mind that using coupons is not the only way to save money on groceries. Check out my eBook, Money In Your Pocket, for many more ways to save on your grocery bill.

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This post was originally posted in June 2010, and has been updated to reflect current information.

Posted on, August 1, 2013
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Comments
  1. Carrie says:

    I like Janet’s idea with the baseball card holders but it’s kinda big to be pulling out at the grocery store don’t you think?

  2. Krystell says:

    I am just learning how to coupon, and there is alot of great info on here, but what i dont understand is how you get your items free? Say for example your wanting to buy a big jug of laundry soap for $20.00 and you have a $2.00 off coupon can you use more than one coupon per item? That part i dont understand? And printable coupons are scary to take in as i was told to be careful when using them at some places as they may consider it fraud if its not an original coupon? any help would be greatly appreciated! Also, i usually can’t find coupons for the products i use, especially for meat, i just dont understand how people can get there grocerys free? Thank You!

  3. Mrs January says:

    Krystell: Well, I would never buy a $20 jug of laundry soap in the first place. ;) It’s always best to buy the smallest size – because when matched with a coupon, you can often get that item for free or very cheap. You should also be waiting for items to go on sale as well. As for printable coupons, they are not fraudulent and most stores accept them. The manufacturers are the ones putting those printable coupons out there for consumers. They want you to use them.

    • Annoyed Couponer says:

      I agree with you, that the manufacturers are putting the coupons online, for users to print and use, however a lot of Canadian stores, especially in small towns, are still afraid of this new-fangled terror called “the internet’ and “printable coupons” LOL seriously, in my town, many stores will NOT accept ANY self-printed coupon, the excuse they give is “there are too many fraudulent self-printed coupons, so we don’t trust them and won’t allow them”… sadly, the US is light years ahead of us in terms of couponing – I lived in California for 10 years and saved lots of money each month using coupons. In Ontario, it’s a major struggle just to find coupons with a decent amount on them, and battling the ignorance and lack of training when dealing with cashiers and store managers.

  4. Krystal says:

    I agree with krystell … I live in kingston ont …and we only have 4 different grocery stores here and is just about impossible to find coupons or coupons my family uses regularly

  5. Lindsey says:

    @ Krystal, you have a Walmart in Kingston and enough stores (I’m in Belleville) perhaps you just haven’t looked in the right places yet. Join the Quinte area facebook group Realistic Couponer and get some local assistance! Sure our deals don’t look the same as Mrs. J’s but we still get some great stuff in this area!

  6. Cailey says:

    I live in the Northwest Territories. Any idea how to get the inserts here? If I had a newspaper subscription would they include the coupons in mailed newspapers? Not sure it’d be worth it…

    • jil says:

      Edmonton Sun
      Below is the 2012 Smart Source coupon insert schedule for Canada.

      January 7, 2012
      January 28, 2012
      February 11, 2012
      March 3, 2012
      March 24, 2012
      April 14, 2012
      May 19, 2012
      June 9, 2012
      July 7, 2012
      Jul 28, 2012
      August 25, 2012
      September 22, 2012
      October 13, 2012
      November 3, 2012
      December 1, 2012

      • Cailey says:

        They don’t have inserts in the newspapers that are sold here. Which is why I’m asking if there’s an alternative.

  7. Darlene Maracle says:

    I am recently a single mom and i have been trying to get coupons and its hard to find them in canada as they only come in the paper maybe twice a month. Where are some good places to find them and what are the best stores to shop at.

    Thank You

    Darlene

    • kim says:

      hi glad you asked i go to save.ca ,extreme couponing ,web saver .ca , p and g.ca or i go to the companies web site . from experience knowing how to cook meals saves alot of money like good healthy meals .like homemade soups , macroni and hamburg , stews etc they tend to last a couple of days which will save you lots of money go to you tube it will show you how to cook certain things best of luck if you would like good recipes you can email me at kimrector@hotmail.com

  8. celine pinard says:

    I have received a 10% doscount coupon for anything i buy from
    http://www.productionscam.ca

    they sell new Country CDs..
    just enter this coupon code 10%OffToday
    the best part of all there is no taxs and no shipping fees

    Celine

  9. Cassie Jones says:

    I like to take coupons from uspromocodes.com and from retailmenot.com. These sites are reliable and easy to use. I’ve already cut my expences thanks to them

  10. Lisa says:

    Walmart has a in store magazine that’s free, with many coupons within it just for your FYI.
    Hope that helps.

  11. bev lloyd says:

    i am one of the few people in the world who does not use Facebook or twitter or whatever all these other things are ( we are very very rural and only can get dial-up) any sites that are for technologically challenged?

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