If you are new to couponing you should know that not all stores have the greatest deals. You may get discouraged if couponing at your local grocery store doesn’t give you some HUGE savings. You might be thinking “where do people coupon at?” One thing to keep in mind it that some people, like me, coupon mostly for non-food items (razors, diapers, shampoo, etc…) and then we buy fresh produce and good meats when they are on weekly sales. I may be the minority though, as many couponers coupon mostly for food items too. For food items, I usually just watch for the lowest price produce etc… on the weekly ads. I don’t buy much processed food unless it is an incredible deal.
I coupon mostly at Kmart, but also at Walmart, Walgreens and Rite Aid. If I had a Publix or CVS near me, I’d coupon there too. I did a poll with my readers, and if you are new to couponing here are the stores you should look for in your area to coupon at, in order of most to least popular places to coupon at:
- Rite Aid
Choose One Store to Start
There are more local grocery stores which may have great deals, but if you are new and want to get started, I would read the store coupon training guide for one store above. Just start with one! It is too confusing to learn multiple stores at once. Then do a trip at that store. Get used to couponing there, then slowly add more stores to your weekly shopping trips. For other stores, scroll over Find My Store at the top of my site to find the weekly deals for those stores.
Some Stores Have Hot Non Coupon Deals!
One store I really like to shop is Kmart because of their points offers. They team up with Sears and Lands’ End for their ShopYourWayRewards (SYWR) Program. Sometimes they offer 100% points back on items (see example here) where you get the items FREE after points! Read all about 19 Kmart / SYWR Shopping Hacks (That REALLY Work!)
There is also my free ABC’s of Couponing guide that will help you get started too!