how to coupon in Canada

The first and most important step in getting started with coupons in Canada is, well, getting coupons to use!  This is really the easy part. 🙂

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Here are the best ways to get your coupon stash growing:

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 tear pad coupons in my local Save-On Foods and Shoppers Drug Mart.  Also look throughout the stores to find product displays with calendars and booklets that also contain coupons.

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 2016 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 out and take to your local stores.  Check out the giant list of printable coupons we 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, and 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.

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!

The Ultimate List of Canadian Coupon Sources:

What’s your favourite way to grow your coupon stash?

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