Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thrifty Thursday: The Coupon Mother Load


And believe it or not, I never buy a Sunday paper. I'm fortunate enough that my ever so gracious aunt owns a local gas station. She saves the inserts and gives me a pile, about this size, every two weeks or so. Did you know that if there are any newspapers leftover at a store, managers only have to tear off and turn in the date for credit? The rest of the paper either gets thrown away or recycled! D'oh! All of those coupons down the drain? For shame!

But, here is where you may benefit. Even if your family doesn't run a convenience store, it might be worth talking to a local manager about saving the coupons for you. Try several gas stations, the library, local restaurants - anywhere that carries the Sunday paper. You might just find yourself with coupons coming out your ears!

Excuse me while I go get a Q-Tip. *wink*

More Thrifty Thursday tips HERE.


Coupon Teacher said...

I so need to do this! Thank you so much for linking up today!

Lori @ Couponomic Stimulus Package said...

Oh wow!!! We have several gas stations around here. I will have to drop by and see if they would want to do that!!! I'd love it if you'd link up to my Tuesday's Tips at


Anonymous said...

That's awesome! My parents get the Sunday paper and my aunt never uses her coupons but when I move, definitely need to look into doing that.

Corrin said...

So THAT'S how you get all those coupons! You've got an in at the Stop-n-Shop. :-)

Frugal Friend said...

Here via your comment from MSM.

That's a great tip! Thanks for sharing. I get free inserts from Wal-Mart Sunday mornings. When they put the ads for all the registers, they set aside the coupons, usually just for the employees, but as long as I ask the right person, I've never been turned down yet!