I love coupons. Especially coupons with no expiration dates and no restrictions - yipee! Just bundle up a bunch of those babies and give them to me for my birthday. You can carry them around in your purse forever and eventually you WILL find the perfect time to use them.
Meanwhile.... you might just have to do with coupons that have expiration dates AND can only be used on full-priced merchandise... but, if it is for one of your favorite stores, it can be a great bargain buying tool.
The very best way to get coupons for your favorite stores on a regular basis is to sign up for the store's newsletter.
For instance, one of my favorite stores - Michaels craft supplies - regularly mails the "knack" members 40% off coupons.
When you join Staples Rewards, you get a percentage back of everything that you buy at the store. That's not bad.
Here is a list of some other stores that will send you coupons just for registering on their web sites. Wherever possible, I've tried to link to the actual sign up page. Some sites have their sign up on the home page. Look at the page and see where it says to sign up for the email list.
Bath and Body Works
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Barnes and Noble
Ocean State Job Lot
and another of my favorites - The Vermont Country Store
I am sure that there are lots and lots more. This is just the tip of the iceberg. If you can't find how to register at your favorite store's site, find the online customer service number, give them a call and they should help you.