Extreme couponers often get multiple copies of the Sunday newspaper in order to get more coupons, but this can get expensive. Here are tips on how to get more Sunday newspapers without it costing more money.
- Family and Friends:
If some of your friends and family do not use coupons ask them to put the inserts aside for you. Most people do not mind doing this as long as you quickly go and pick them up.
- Local Store:
If you regularly go into the store where you buy the Sunday newspaper, ask the manager what they do with their old newspapers. Many just throw them out and will agree to place them by the trash for you instead of putting them into the trash. If they agree to do this, always pick up the bundle as soon as you can. If they are not agreeable to the trash idea, find out if they will let you purchase the old newspapers in bulk at a much lower price.
- Recycling Centers:
Go by your local recycling center and ask if you can go through the bins. Many times they will let you if you get there before they separated the inserts from the newspaper. If they do, find out the best time to go. You can also check to see if they need volunteers to help sort the bins.
- Coffee Shops, Restaurants and Hotel Lobbies
You can often find discarded newspapers hanging around these locations on Sunday morning, but always ask the manager before removing the inserts. Most of the time the manager will not mind. After going in a few times, they'll recognize you and might even have them put aside for you. Tip: If you do go to a restaurant, order a cup of coffee or a drink the first few times that you go. They will be more inclined to say yes to a customer than just someone walking in off the street.