Trim your Grocery Bill – Where to Find Canadian Coupons

How to Trim your Grocery Bill
Now, this post is most likely old news for a lot of you, but I know there are also a lot of people who feel lost on where to find coupons when they decide they would like to start couponing!

So, here goes, the ultimate “Where to Find Canadian Coupons” list:

  • At the grocery store and department stores – You will find pads of coupons near a promoted product. For example, I find a lot of these “tearpad” coupon in my local Zellers, Save-On Foods and Shoppers Drug Mart.  Also look throughout the stores to find product displays with calendars and booklets that also contain coupons.  Here’s a post I did on all the coupons I found on a “coupon hunting” trip I did!
  • In newspapers – There are two nationally distributed coupon flyers – Redplum and Smart Source. They’re distributed about once a month. Expect to find coupons for national brands like Tide, Pampers, Arm & Hammer, etc.   Here is a post I did on the 2011 coupon insert schedule and a post I did on which newspapers you can find the coupon inserts in.
  • In Magazines – look for Canadian coupons in the Clip n’ Save booklet with your Canadian magazines such as Canadian Living or Homemakers.  Or simply just on a page with an advertisement!
  • Online printable – Many companies offer coupons that you can immediately print right from your own printer, cut it out and take to your local stores.  Check out the giant list of printable coupons I have available on Simply Frugal!
  • Online ordered – some companies run promotions where they mail coupons (for free product, or money off) to you via Canada Post.  As these coupon become available, I post about them here on simply Frugal so you don’t miss out. There are also companies like Save.ca, Brandsaver.ca, Websaver.ca and GoCoupons.ca that mail out coupons that you order from their sites. (Again you’ll find brands such as Pampers, Sunlight, Betty Crocker, Cover Girl, etc) These services are completely free!
  • On or In product packaging – You can find coupons on specially marked boxes or packages that may be used for future purchases.  Currently there is a Kellogg’s Wake up to Free Breakfast promotion found on select Kellogg’s products and coupons for free ice cream found on select General Mills products!
  • Mailing lists – join Mailing lists of the companies that you often buy from, if they have one. When you sign up online, make sure to check the box that asks if you would like to have special coupons and offers sent to you, but only if it is a company you would like coupons from!  I also recommend having a separate email address for signing up for things like this, you wouldn’t want to clutter up your personal email!
  • Email your favourite companies - If you have a favourite product, there absolutely no harm in emailing or calling that particular company asking if they have any coupons available to mail to you!  Many companies are very willing to send coupons your way if you only ask!

Comments

  1. Great list! I love seeing lists that include contacting the companies themselves! It’s a little known secret of how you can get high value coupons!
    People don’t realize how far a little feedback to your favorite companies can go! :)

  2. I wish there was some way we could get Red Plum and Smart Source in Paradise.Seems like they are being delivered to certain communities.Why don’t they send coupons to all communities then everyone will be happy.They place them in a trlegram (subscribed)by consumers.I’m subscribed to the Telegram,have been for years but,don’t get those flyers because my postal code is different,even though I’m only 10 miles away,noy fair.

  3. How often do you check back for new coupons on sites like websaver, gocoupons, save.ca and brandsaver?

  4. charmaine says:

    starting a coupon group 4 the first time need some more tips to cut groceries bill in have and smart shopping, plus other coupon sites

  5. Tryed to get coupons at gocoupons.ca but I keep getting this message at the last step:The areas in red must contain a valid entry
    Although everything is filled in correctly. Anybody else with this issue?

    As of brandsaver.ca its not valid in the province of Quebec!

  6. Thank you for the great tips and advice. I have one question though, do you – by any chance – know of any other Canadian websites that send you coupons for free? I use websaver.ca and save.ca. ..

    • Heather says:

      Jayne,
      Don’t know if you got an answer yet, but there are 2 other sites I use that send multiple coupons to you…

      gocoupons.ca
      brandsaver.ca

      brandsaver.ca is currently down for maintenence, but hopefully will be up soon, as it’s been a couple weeks.

      Otherwise, watch Simplyfrugal.ca for printable coupons!

  7. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for all the helpful advice :)

  8. Thank you for all your helpful “frugal tips”!!! Your website is AWESOME :)

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