Selling coupons is illegal in the United States. But charging a fee for your time of finding, clipping, sorting and sending manufacturer coupons to others is not. Often there is a sale without limits that will net free, or nearly free, products if a certain manufacturer insert from a Sunday coupon insert is matched with it. By seeing the early ads online there is plenty of time to order and receive the coupons as well as ordering extra stock from the store for your purchase. Even if the coupon comes out the Sunday the sale does there is still time to order and receive coupons thru the mail--and rain checks are also an option if CVS is out of stock. Most coupon clipping services have coupons up by the Saturday before the paper comes out ready for orders.
Many people wonder if it is worth the cost. Let's say it costs approximately 10% to 15% of the value of the coupon to get them into your hand. So you pay $1 to $1.50 to get $10 worth of coupons and thus $10
worth of product. And if you have grocery stores that double coupons, your return is even higher. Any investor would say that was a great return on your money.
Sometimes a great coupon will come out that will net free gum or free bar soap, for instance, for my shoe box stockpile which I will want more of than the number of coupons I have and I will order more--and often have the store order extra stock for me. I have never purchased dozens of one item, but have purchased 10 to 15 of one. I am personally familiar with two coupon clipping services that I use periodically: My Coupon Hunter and Florida Coupon Clipping.
There are also dozens of other coupon clipping services out there that sell individual coupons. You can Google coupon clipping services and come up with many to choose from--then I would look for reviews of them to see what people say about them. I am sure, just like anything, some are great and some are not.