Coupons are wonderful! I LOVE them! When we lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I subscribed to the Journal-Sentinel paper just to get the Sunday paper, which was always chocked full of coupons. However, we now live in Alabama, and our local paper is the Anniston Star, which does not provide any coupons in their newspapers, so we no longer have that luxury. So, what do you do when you want coupons, and you don't have access to them? Well, there are many options, and honestly, I use them all!
*Subscribe to magazines like "All You" or any family or cooking magazine...these usually have a good bit of coupons in them
*Print coupons from online coupon sources such as Smart Source, Red Plum, etc. Always do your research to make sure the site is legit. If you print a coupon that is not legit and try to use it at a store, you will look really silly and you could even get in trouble. You can also go directly to the store's website. Places like Target, Winn-Dixie, etc. ALWAYS have coupons on their sites to be used at THEIR stores. When you use a store coupon, you can also add a manufacturers coupon with it to double your savings. A manufacturers coupon is one provided by the maker of the product.
*Subscribe to mom blogs. Some of them provide emails letting you know about the newest coupons and links to them.
*Join a coupon trading site or group. These are fun! You post to their forums what coupons you have and what you need, and then you just trade them! It costs no more than the cost of postage to mail an envelope.
Last but not least....
*Pay to use a COUPON CLIPPING SERVICE! Now you are looking at this like I'm crazy! Wait, PAY to SAVE money? Yes! It's not expensive, and you always get the coupons that you WANT, so you don't end up buying things you don't need. You get the same regular coupons that you find in the newspaper or magazines. They are clipped by people on the other end, so the few cents per coupon you pay actually pays them for their time. You also pay a small fee for postage, and most sites only charge the cost of a stamp. I have used The Coupon Clippers in the past, and I loved it. I am actually looking into getting some more coupons pretty soon. I ended up getting some really awesome coupons that saved me BIG AMOUNTS of money, and I only paid $3 or $4 total. I got that back in just 3 or 4 coupons! There are many coupon clipping services out there, so make sure you do some research. You don't want to get dooped by a company that doesn't exist. The great thing about these coupon clipping services is that you can order as many as you want of each coupon, although some do have limits, it's only a small percentage. (Ex. When I last ordered some coupons, the service had an amazing $5 off any Boost product pack. At the time, our baby boy was using the Boost Kids drinks. Our local Target always had them marked down to $5.74, so I ordered 5 of those coupons, and I ended up getting a total of $30 worth of Boost drinks for less than $5!).