So a lot of people complain about the junk mail they get in their mailbox as well as their email inbox. I used to, too. But now, I've come to look at that stuff as moneymakers!
For example, did you know that JCPenney often sends out coupons in postcard form good for $10 off a $10 purchase? That's something free or REALLY cheap!
In the mail we get a little flyer from Advance Auto Parts stores, which usually has a coupon (or several) on the back good for $5, $10 or $25 off your purchase based on how much you've spent. These are great for when you need to get the oil for your upcoming change, or you have to buy an automotive part unexpectedly. Keep these when they come!
Many communities have a "handy helper" or "savvy shopper" brochure that comes out periodically (maybe quarterly). Instead of just tossing this right off the bat, look through it and see if there are any coupons for places you eat or services you might need.
On Mondays in our community we get a "packet" of junk mail that has a couple of life insurance offers, some local sales ads and maybe pizza coupons or the like. Save the pizza coupons--ditch the insurance offers, and thumb through the sales ads to see if there's something you've got a coupon for that's going to be on sale.
Now believe it or not, I actually ASK for "junk mail" by registering with companies all over the place. I love to get catalogs, free magazines, sales papers and information about companies' products. Typically, these items come with (you guessed it!) coupons!
I register for samples, register at manufacturer websites, register, register, register--so that each day I get some kind of coupon in the mail or in my email inbox.
So how do you keep your personal email address from turning into publisher's clearinghouse??? Make a free email address devoted entirely to your saving and couponing ventures. Have the manufacturers send their coupons and newsletters there. You'll get to them when you can without feeling like your personal email inbox is being hijacked!
In short, my advice is to register, register, register!!!!! This is a SUPER way to build your coupon stockpile freely!