“Teach Me Tuesday”
Couponing 101 ~ Guide to Getting Started Using Coupon!
Where to Find Coupons:
- Sunday Newspaper Coupon Inserts ““ You can get an early preview of Coupons that will be available in each Sunday’s Paper HERE! I recommend getting at lease 4 copies of the inserts in each Sunday’s Paper. This way you can “Stock Up” on an item when it’s on sale!
- Internet ““ Here are some of my favorites: Coupons.com, Red Plum, Smart Source, Free Coupon Alerts and Cool Savings!
- Signing up for Newsletters - Vocalpoint (receive exclusive Proctor and Gamble coupons, samples, newsletters and discounts); ReadySetEat (get coupons and savings based on your local grocery stores)
- Magazines:All You Magazine is my favorite! It is always Full of Coupons! You can purchase it at Walmart or by subscription! If you have a subscription, you get the issue before it hits newsstands! Check all your magazines, you never know what coupons you may find!
- Shopper’s Savings Cards - You can load coupons to your shopper’s cards throughCellfire, UPromise, shortcuts and P&G!
- Inside Products - Inside box or on the box of products you purchase
- Store Weekly Ad or In-store ““ Be on the lookout in stores for Blinkie or Tear pads (coupons from small machine that spits out coupons usually near the product or you tear off), Peelie (these are sometimes found on products you buy), Calalina (coupon on back of your receipts), Coupon Booklets (booklets of coupons found in various places around your store).
Buy Items on Sale and Stock up:
The art of couponing is to match store sales with coupons and stock up! Most stores follow a six week cycle for sale items. That means items that are on sale this week, will usually not be on sale for another six weeks! You will want to buy these items when they are on Super Sale using your coupons and buy as much as you need for a six week period.
For example, if you buy Cheerios each week for $4 a box, over a six week period you are spending $24! However, if you buy them on (6) boxes when they are on sale (and you use your coupons) and only spend about $1 a box, you will only spend $6 for (6) boxes of cereal! That will save you $18!