Manufacturer Coupon: Manufacturer coupons are issued by manufacturers as an advertisement to entice you to buy their products. The most common place to find a mfg. coupon is in the Sunday coupon inserts. SmartSource, RedPlum and P&G will each have inserts in the Sunday paper throughout the month. New subscribers can sometimes sign up for a discount newspaper subscription, I buy mine at my local Dollar Tree, anywhere from 1-4 per week and sometimes I get a freebie delivered from out local paper.
Catalinas: Catalina coupons are named after Catalina Marketing who brought us the little box that the coupons print out from at the stores. Catalinas are coupons that print out at the register that are usually handed to you with your receipt. These coupons can be either store coupons or manufacturer coupons (it depends on the store promotions).
Another great tip to remember is some stores will actually accept “Competitor Coupons” in an effort to “snag” your business away from their competitors. These store coupons that are issued at one store would actually be redeemable at another store that accepts their competitor coupons.
eCoupons: These are digital coupons that you will find online. You will pick the coupons that you want to use and then download them onto your shopper loyalty cards. There are many stores that offer eCoupons such as Kroger and Tom Thumb and even Coupons.com has a digital coupons page. These coupons are usually considered a mfg. coupon and cannot be stacked.
You can also search a Coupon Database to search for all of the printable coupons we know of that are available on the Internet. This will save you a lot of time searching for them!