Recently I’ve started getting into couponing. I
wanted to share what I know. I hope it’s helpful. I am NOT an extreme
couponer but a novice. This requires some reading, but its quick and worth it. Saving $100-$200 while grocery shopping and getting free items, makes the initial time worth it.
Tips I've learned that are EXTREMELY helpful:
four papers EVERY Sunday.
I go to
the $1 Tree and am guaranteed to save more than $4 so great investment.
are a few sites that have coupons for you to print.
1b.) Signing up for mobile coupons is a double score. I only do it for my
favorite stores. Target has been the one to save me the most, since I am able to
use manufacturer coupons and the mobile coupons to my smartphone. Target Mobile
waste your time clipping coupons. I promise clipping coupons is a waste of time,
and honey let me tell you, I despise wasting my time! Check this blog post on NOT clipping coupons.
3. Go here and get the insert lists. Time saver and
the following sites via email. There will be a box that says subscribe to our
mailing list or similar wording. Go on and add your email addy, let them do the
WORK for you. Emails usually come out daily about 3pm-5:15pm.
4a.) On Instagram you can even search the hashtag #couponing or #extremecouponing and find some great deals.
4b.) Couponing lingo. So many acronyms.
4c.)The nitty gritty. Read these to understand some “rules,” I hate rules, but when they are in my favor, I can dig it.
Buy one get one free coupons
What does one coupon per purchase mean?
Harris teeter double coupons daily
Farm Fresh doubles coupons up to $.99 every day but on Wednesday they double coupons up to $1. So a $1 coupon is worth $2!
Foodlion doesn't double coupons.
Kroger just stopped doubling coupons.5. Set up an email strictly for couponing. Or use an old email that you rarely use. The emails will pile up so no need to fill up your active email...I'm just saying. :)
5. Set up an email strictly for couponing. Or use an old
email that you rarely use. The emails will pile up so no need to fill up your
active email...I'm just saying. :)
what to spend all your saved money on. Defeats the purpose right?!? Lol...or you
can save it
7. Don't buy
things that you will never use just BC it's free. UNLESS you know someone you
can give it to. It's better to give than to receive right?!?
Sometimes brand loyalty isn't worth the hassle. For example: I've always been a
Crest toothpaste girl...UNTIL I got 4 tubes of Colgate for free. Remember my
pamper haul? We're still using those pampers and no blow outs or leaks. I
wouldn't have ever "tried" BRU pampers on my own. On the same
note...it's some "major" brand things I won't deter from...mainly
recycle those newspapers. :)
Next Frugal Friday, I’ll share how I save at my favorite