How to Get Manufacturer Coupons
Make your hunt for coupons a little easier with these tips.
Whether you’re hunting for a particular manufacturer coupon to buy a big-ticket item or you’re hoping to stack manufacturer coupons with store coupons and other deals during your weekly grocery trip, you need a good source to find the best offers. In addition to clipping coupons from the Sunday paper, you can find manufacturer coupons in a wide variety of other places.
What they are: Manufacturer coupons are released by companies that produce products that you can find in the store or online.
Because they are released directly by the manufacturer, you can typically use them at any store that accepts coupons. This is in contrast to store coupons, which you can often only use at the store that released them. For example, a coupon for 50 cents off a tube of toothpaste issued by Colgate would be a manufacturer coupon, while a coupon for 50 cents off any toothpaste at Target would be a store coupon.
You’ll find a wide variety of resources online where you can find printable manufacturer coupons, but the following list will help give you a jump start, since each of these sites has a plethora of options for many of your favorite products.
When you visit GrocerySmarts.com, you’ll find several groups of coupons that you can either browse one by one or save to your computer for printing. This site typically has coupons for major manufacturers and big grocery brands that will help you save on foods, personal care products and many other items you'll find in grocery stores.
You’ll find that Coupons.com is extremely user-friendly, almost offering a similar experience to what you’d get in the Sunday paper. You simply click on the coupons that appeal to you, add them to your print file, and print them out before you leave the site. It has hundreds of coupons at any given time, so you're sure to find something appealing here.
If the name SmartSource rings a bell, that’s because it’s operated by the same company that publishes many of the coupons distributed in the Sunday newspaper. SmartSource.com offers quite a few of the same coupons from the Sunday circulars, as well as additional savings that aren’t in the paper, allowing you to have a well-rounded variety of options for saving.
RedPlum is another publisher that distributes coupons in the Sunday circulars, and you can find many of those deals on the company’s site, RedPlum.com. When you click on the site, you’ll see that it offers coupons that are organized either by brand or by category, making them easy to locate, download and print.
Many couponers complain that they have trouble finding coupons for healthy foods, but MamboSprouts.com aims to remedy that issue. The company allows you to virtually “clip” the coupons for natural food and healthcare products that appeal to you, and then you can print them out to use in stores.
Surely you’re familiar with Valpak, the company that sends coupons through the mail that allow you to save on local products and services. The company has translated those deals into printable coupons on its website, Valpak.com, where you can find a wide variety of offers for major brands.
You can click on the deals and print the coupons to use in stores.
On Savings.com, you can browse coupons by category or product and then add the ones that appeal to you to a list. When you’re done creating your list, you can then print them all out. In addition to saving money on food and personal care products, Savings.com offers coupons for other items, like apparel and furniture.
Similar to MamboSprouts, you’ll find that CommonKindness.com offers coupons for healthy products that you can find in stores nationwide. What’s unique about this site is that every time you print out a particular grocery coupon, CommonKindness will contribute money to your favorite non-profit organization, meaning that you’ll save money while also helping a charitable organization.
9. P&G EveryDay
In addition to the sites above, you can find great coupons directly on manufacturers’ websites, and P&G EveryDay is a great example of that. You’ll find a variety of coupons for Procter & Gamble products on the site, which you can print directly from the site and then redeem in stores.
10. Box Tops 4 Education
If you haven’t seen the “Box Tops 4 Education” logo on your products, you probably don’t have a child in school, because most schools encourage students to clip these and turn them in so the school can earn money. By the same token, the company operates BoxTops4Education.com, where you can virtually “clip” coupons for major brands like General Mills and Jimmy Dean, and then print them.