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They have great low prices and you could do very well there. Once you get the hang of it, you can move on to other stores like cvs or walgreens. I see all these people on tv getting this stuff for almost nothing. That will really get my price down…is this how all this works? Thanks for your website it has really helped me alot! Christine , Yes, you must comply with the coupon terms. Can I do that?

Just want to make sure before buying 5 of the same coupons from a clipping service. OrganizedProcastinator , You select the coupons you want and how many of each, and they clip and mail you those coupons for a small fee. Thanks for your help! Most eCoupons can only be used once, but if you had 2 of the same eCoupon that you loaded from 2 different eCoupon sites, then you could probably buy 2 of those items and use both eCoupons.

Glad you are enjoying couponing!! Do you have any suggestions? Margaret , I think that people have a warped view of couponing, especially after the extreme couponing show. It takes time and you will get the hang of it eventually! Probably the majority of what I clip is thrown away. If I used them all I would go broke!

I just clip them just in case a great sale comes along. Thank you for the awesome guide. I got some things free. Those who save tons of money-I give props to you for the dedication! If you have an Aldi near you, you might check there, they usually have great prices on produce. Secondly, I just wanted to add if someone does go overboard there is a website called freecycle where you can give stuff away and people will come to your house it pick it up. I know that ShopRite does double coupons up to. I am new to the whole couponing thing and have a couple questions. Am I missing out on coupons by not getting a Sunday paper?

Or am I able to get all the the coupons in the Sunday paper through the various coupon websites ie. I am new to this. Until recently I was able to print my coupons at work but recently there has been a crackdown and now I am unable to download them onto my computer and then print them. I would like to use my home email but we have no printer at home. Is there a way I can save them and email them to myself at work to print them?

Thanks for any help you can give me! I love your site, it has helped a lot. Katrina , The coupons loaded on your card are considered manufacturer coupons so you cannot use an additional paper coupon. I read that the weekly ads run on a 12 week cycle. I am new at this and trying to figure out a way to save some grocery cash. Does the cycle start by calendar year? Did you figure the cycle out after you started coupon ing? I am so grateful for your advice. Maureen Delaney , You can sign up for email updates here: So i want to start couponing and i just called all 3 grocery stores in my town 2 albertsons ans a stater brother And all of them said that they do not stack or double coupons.

Do i need to speak with a manager…or is it unusual stores do that? We are military and budgets are tight so we do our shopping for a 2 weeks period. I now uderstand that I can only use one manufactorers coupon and one store coupon for one item. But on some of my coupons it says: Limit one coupon per purchase of products and quantites stated. Limit 4 like coupons in same shopping trip. So does that mean if I use 4 coupons I have to buy 4 items or can I use 4 coupons on 1 item?

I think I know but I just want it clearified.

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Julie , Each item you buy is a purchase, so you can buy 4 and use 4 coupons. This website is awesome!!!!! I am new to couponing and I searched many site but none compare to this one it was so helpful thank you so much for all the tips. I LOVE your site!! But using coupons my first week and doing the things i learned on here.

I just wanted to thank you for having this site! Thank you for such an awesome site! I just started couponing and made my first trip to Safeway with my coupons. I even got a Chex Mix for free by using my club card. All things that I would have bought anyway and will use over the next few weeks. It was an awesome feeling seeing the total go down by so much. Is there another coupon clipping co you recommend?

I registered with The Coupon Clippers and never received my approval. I also emailed their CS to follow up and have not heard back. It has been a week now. Brandi , Hm, that is strange. This is great stuff…. I am going to start this week. Thanks for the great information. Thank you so much for doing this! Erin , Most printable coupon sites will only allow you to print 2 of each coupon which is legal.

I notice you list Kroger as one of the stores you show matches for. In Arizona, we have Frys, which is owned by Kroger. Thanks for writing up all this information for us! I liked your video about the baseball card holder for your coupons, too. I saw on Extreme Couponing that those ladies did that, as well. But, I do think I can follow your model of realistic couponing.

I have a question: Or should I group all coupons according to product? Is there a reason for this? When I shop, I usually give the cashier my card before anything is rung up and then, after everything is scanned, I give them a bunch of coupons all mixed up. Any advice would be appreciated. I just started using coupons and have been saving dollars a week on my grocerys it just seems like im paying a lot more on my grocerys now than I did before. Am I doing something wrong? I do look for the best deals at the different stores. Only stockpile if you have room in your budget to do so.

I just started getting back on the track of couponing. I got the Sunday papper today which has always been the number one sorce in a lot of peoples books. But there are no coupons in there. Anyone know why that is????? None of the stores around here double coupons. Should I print them way ahead of time hoping to use them at a much later date when prices are rock bottom just like we do the paper inserts?

First, let me say that I love this website. I am also new to couponing and would like to know how items are free. Based on some of the previous posts, you can not use more than one coupon for the same item. Can anyone let me know how to get the items for free. Check the price of the item. I always carry my coupons with me because u never know when u can find a good deal. Beside match your coupons with sales check ur newspaper or the sales from the store u want u can go online and check. Hopefully this help u. So, my hubby and I want to start saving as much as we can.

Winn-Dixie has a Customer Rewards card which is great and Wal-Mart has really good savings as well especially on the ct diapers that I buy for baby girl but where am I going to get the most for my coupon buck? I love this site and I know your response will be fair. And another question why is it so important to know what isle each item is, do not understand that ethier please explain.

Im attempting at wrapping my brain around couponing for the first time ever. Ok so its super easy on any site to see how much you are saving when you start to add up the coupons, but where the heck does it tell you how much your spending? Where does it tell you how much the product is priced at so you can figure out what the price is that you will be spending. How do all these people figure out what exactly they are spending before they get there is none of these sites tell you the price of the produce in the first place. Times are rough and im really trying to save money if i can.

I already got one free item and many other items at a low price on my first shopping trip. Thank you so much for your help. If anyone have any info on this please reply. Mar , Most coupon sites will only let you print 2 of each coupon. What a great website! Thank you so much for all the tips about organizing, planning and all the up-to-date store deals. By the way, how much time one should spend on clipping and organizing coupons? What I mean was, should I clip all the coupons and organize them or just clip the coupons that has deals that week?

Andrea , It just depends on how you want to organize them. Others prefer to leave the inserts whole and organize them by date and then just cut the coupons as needed each week. I would just like you thank you so much! I always wanted to start couponing but I had no idea of how to really use them to save me money.

And since Extreme Couponing came on tv I knew I had to figure this out. Your site is just beyond helpful to me. I was completely clueless and you have totally enlightened me. You make it so simple and easy to understand. Thank you again so much! I am just starting and this is so confusing, they make it seem so easy on t. I am new to couponing as well. By far this site is my favorite. My problem is this-I registered on several coupon sites and now my Inbox on Yahoo is loaded with crap. So many of these sites have sold my email address.

I am now averaging new spam emails per day. How do I prevent this?

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Which sites, besides this one are reputable? Maureen Delaney , Many times when you sign up with a site you are giving them permission to email you. Sometimes there is a little box you can uncheck to prevent them from sending you emails. Use that email just for signing up for coupons, samples, and deals so that those emails do not clog up your regular email account.

Thank you for posting this… I have been recently put on disability and have to find ways to save. Hi, I am loving this website. I have a question about Rite Aid. I went there twice this week. Gina , I do not have a Rite Aid in my area and am not familiar with their policies. You might try asking Corrie from http: I wanted to ask you about the B1G1. I am new to this and really trying to save money for a move we are about to make. I ended up spending but I was pround of my savings. I would have spent way more without the coupons.

I was a little nervous walking up to the counter with these coupons not knowing how they would respond!! I got 2 big bottles of wish bone dressing and 2 bags of denta sticks for 2 dollars!! This just shows you how exspensive things are! And great job couponing!

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You are so right — full price is SOOO expensive!! Im not totally discouraged by this but maybe someone can suggest somethinhg that i might be missing…. A great way to reduce your bill is to start shopping at drug stores. You can begin to get all your toiletries for free which will give you a lot more room in your budget for other groceries. Pleae let me know if you can help me get started. Just get your coupons, match them to the sales I do this for you for many stores and go shopping! Some stores, like Walgreens, require a little more planning though.

Long time couponer, first time blogger! Do you have any pointers, tips or sites that pertain to Florida couponing? If you have a CVS or Walgreens near you then that is also a great way to save on toiletries and paper goods. One thing that show did was peak my interest in couponing. I will confess that until now I have hated to go to Walmart because of the lines. Also I am going out tomorrow to get 7 different items for a total of.

I am new to coupons. I like to know what websites you can get free coupons without using cell phone number. Also where you have to register or add a toolbar to your computer. Please answer back I need help. I need to cut my grocery bill in half. Its us two and 3 dogs. I love this site so much I cant sleep. I am soooo ready to get started. I have a blooms, foodlion,walmart in my area. My question is can I call them and ask them for a list of their items and the prices in there store and will they give it to me or will I need to make a list of what my family uses and go the these stores and do it myself.

I to am just starting couponing. I have been out of work for a yr due to an injury and not yet on disability. My husband works so hard to pay the bills and I feel that I do nothing to support my family. So If i can do this I think I will feel better about myself. I also bought 2 sunday papers and there were no coupons in them is that because of memorial day weekend and the sales they are already having? I am extremely new to this couponing and have yet to really get started but I just had a few questions I would like to ask…..

Most of the stores in my area do not accept printed off coupons and I was wondering How I could get some mailed to me?? I have 4 small children with another coming and saving money is in dire need of saving lots of money…. Our only income is from one job and need the extra items….. And in the stores around here they try and say you can only use so many coupons per transaction What can I do about this?? They do charge a small fee for packaging up the coupons for you.

There is also Ebay where you can buy full inserts. Protector and Gamble has a program you can sign up for and they will send you coupons. Thank you very much!! I am very excited to get started and very excited that you have made this available to me to get started! I wish I had somebody to just sit with and show me in person, one on one in person!

But this is a great start for me! Thank you very much!!!!! I plan to get the Sunday paper tomorrow and get started!!!! Jennifer , This means you can only use one coupon per specific item, and you can only use 4 of those coupons per trip. Say you have a coupon for 25c off toilet paper, that means you can only use 4 of these coupons for 4 packages of toilet paper per trip. Of course you can use less, but no more than 4. I dont really get how coupon database works.

I thought it was where you could find a coupon and print it. Is it just showing you there was one available? For the most part I cant click on the coupon to print it. Haley , It shows you the coupon sources. If there is a printable coupon you should be able to click on it and print it. If the coupon was from the newspaper, it simply tells you which insert it was in. Thanks so much for the info. I just started to use coupons cause, my famile and I are in a rut with bills and are strapped with cash. But I still dont have a clue if any of the stores I go to will double the coupons or even take them all at once if their the same.

But I would love to have an extreme couponer to help me and guide me so that I can have hands on and really understand the meanings of a coupon. So what can I really do if I have no clue what I am doing?? I noticed some people were asking about produce coupons and I have discovered that Driscoll Farms which sells berries of all sorts does have coupons available if you visit their site. Just google that name and it should lead you there. Is that an easier way to obtain coupons during sales so they do not go to waste? Tasha , If you need the item and were planning to buy it anyway — then go ahead and use it.

Just wanted to say that I am a cashier at walmart. Do not ever feel afraid to save yourself some money! I dont know how many times a day I have a customer apologize to me for ad matching or using coupons. Dont apologize to us for ad matching and using coupons. But other than that I love your site and I have gotten alot of great advice. Sky Brooks , Thank you for clarifying ad match vs. That is an important distinction! Does anyone else coupon at these store? So i still dont understand how people get items for free, or even recieve money back on some items???

Can i use more than 1 coupon on an item? What is the best strategy for saving the most money?? Sally , There are a few items to get items for free, the main one is waiting until an item goes on sale for less than your coupon. Hi Stephanie, Love your site first of all!! Is there any advice you could give me for my first ever couponing trip??

I have a clarifying question about couponing fine print terminology. I can not use 2 of these coupons and get 2 4-pk. I noticed this terminology on the Target Web Coupons that I printed. Thanks for the help. I will be heading out to do my first shopping trip soon and want to make sure I am understanding things. I have a question about B1G1 sales and coupons. At my store there are Ritz crackers on sale B1G1. Can I buy 2 boxes at B1G1 price and use both coupons? I start back tracking on the comments and I found my answer! Can you please tell me what is a good price for a single roll of toilet paper and paper towel without considering a brand name?

How do you find out what stores double and triple coupons?

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Im from FL, we dont have a lot of the stores you refer to. Publix is big down here. Thank you, I will look for those sales and save the coupon till then. Also for those who may not have known you can buy coupons from ebay real cheap for 99cents and you can type in speciffic like copon for glade and find just those coupons. May be I helpd someone happy couponing to all. Now, I got on their website and printed some of the coupons but because I get their preview I knew all of the coupons were not on their website.

ANY idea where else I can find them? Thank you so much. Unfortunately not all coupons are available in all areas. The coupons on the printable sites are not the same as what is in the paper. You may just have to go without. Where can I get coupons like those in Ext. Any ideas Thanks, Deb. Just wanted to to let beginner couponers know that using coupons will save them money. Those shoppers are only buying in very large quantities of 10 to 15 items and with coupons that will make their final cost little to nothing. They watch for the best price they can get for that item and most times they call ahead to make sure they have the items in stock.

If you watch the ads and your coupons you can save lots of money and come out a winner. This is how I do my Christmas shopping. Hi stephanie, my question is if I have a coupon say for 1. I have tried couponing once, but set out with unrealistic expectations, and threw the towel in when I did not reach the goals that I had set, plus all the time clipping and orgainizing and not achieving the goals was very disappointing. The information that you have provided here is excellent, and thank you for sharing your wisdom. I would really like to start again, but I am afraid that I wil be disappointed again.

Where are you and do you offer classes? No two families will see the same savings. Thank You so much for this website. I am finding this to be a hobby also! However, I do not have any children, it is just myself, boyfriend and our pitbull. I was polite and everything, she was just so rude, and people behind me were huffing and puffing. It was so embarrassing.

What do you suggest? Pick the best store to shop at and just shop there. Angry cashiers can be very frustrating — even for experience couponers! I have a couple tips here: It all sounds great but I see couponers buying multiples. So, if you have 12 coupons for cereal then you can buy 12 boxes. Can you please make a coupon class on video? But I will buy the video? I really want to fully understand the process. I am considering creating more videos on couponing. I just prefer writing over speaking, so the process takes a lot longer. Im new to this and loving it so far. I wanted to take advantage of some of the match ups posted.

They talk about different regions have different inserts. Will the coupons from any region work anywhere we find the products. Assuming there not store specific? I thought the more coupons the better so I printed things I would buy if they were a great deal. What coupon would they use? Thanks for all the help. I usually recommend that you only print the coupons you know you will use eventually OR a really high value coupon that might disappear quickly and you are pretty sure you will use it if a great deal comes along.

This will depend on the store. I have two kroger stores in my area, one 18 miles s and one 12 miles n. The coupons will work in both stores, BUT when using them with sales ads the same item my not be on sale in both stores. Even though these stores are fairly close to each other, they are in different marketing areas. This might be a silly question and I believe I know the answer but, I have two coupons.

One says 50 cents off ONE detergant. Thank you for your response! Which site do you find most user friendly for printing out mfg coupons? What a great guide, thank you. Guess I better get a binder going.

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Beginner's Guide to Couponing (Couponing - You can do this!) Kindle Edition. by Sharon M Boyd (Author). out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews. See all . That hobby, now known as extreme couponing, can save you thousands. I don't Like many things in life, couponing doesn't take that long when it has your full Checkout 51 (get cash back after shopping with your receipts!).

One has to be careful in couponing. I am fairly new to couponing. I live in a small town where Wal-Mart is our one and only option for shopping. Granted, I have saved some money by using their Price Matching policy but the problem I run into is getting my coupons to match up with the items on sale. Our local paper is a terrible source for coupons so I have depended on printable coupons. My husband works in the construction industry which means we live without a paycheck for most of the winter season.

We have 3 kids now and it gets harder and harder each year. We are literally living on bologna and hot dogs now cause what I did have stockpiled is gone. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Sorry you are having difficulties. And price matching is definitely good to do as well. Make sure to also sign up for all the free coupons that can be mailed to you as those are a great way to save without using any resources. I really love your site! Not only is it helpful, but man it just breaks everything down to where I can fully understand how it all works and that I can go to my favorite stores shopping with confidence!

I am new to couponing and not having very good luck getting my coupons on line. I am so happy I found this website. I have watched the extreme coupon show but am not interested in buying in such bulk. I am looking for good deals and saving a little extra money. Today was the first time I have ever sat down and clipped coupons. This means you have to buy two products? I could use the same coupon up to four times? If you have more, you can use them another time. I recommend hanging onto your coupon for a better sale.

Im looking for someone in the Twin Cities Minnesota to help me learn how to do this for my family and the womens battered shelter. Is there anyone out there that will teach me everything you know? Thank you so much for your time. I was wondering about the doubleing coupons do I have to buy more than 1 item for the coupon to double.. I am still excited from yesterday…I went to Riteaid and got free makeup.

I asked for the manager and got the deal and later got the same deal at Walmart. I was buying more than one of the same item. I got my deals and still am very pleased! Thank you so much for this website and all of the valuable information that it has on it. I do not have a pricebook started yet. Has anyone started a pricebook or excel spreadsheet I can download to get me started? Anything you have to get me started will be greatly appreciated!!!! Can someone break down all the basics and the walmart coupon policy?

No, you can only use ONE coupon per item. How are Coupon Clipping services are OK? Most coupons say that they are void if transferred, sold, or exchanged. I would think that that means buying coupons from clipping services wrong. Clipping services are technically not selling the coupons, just charging for their time spent collecting, clipping, and shipping the coupons.

Love this site and many thanks to everyone on here! You all inspire me to the fullest! I have a Kroger that doubles coupons up to 55 cents, but does not price match. Target does allow you to use their coupons and a manufacturers coupon on one item though so. Which store would YOU shop at for the better discounts? I would really just pick whichever store has the best stores each week. Our Kroger recently stopped doubling coupons, but even before that, I still tended to shop at Target due to their store coupons and lower prices. What should I do? I am new to this and found this blog very informative.

I cant wait to start saving on my monthly bill. I am wondering how I can get multiple coupon inserts for free, I am not able financially to purchase the newspapers and hoping for newspapers. I started asking stores what they do with the leftover newspapers at the end of the night, the negativity from the stores was not expected they preferred throwing them out before letting you take them. I felt like I stumbled on some big government secret and any second I was going to be pushed in a van and warned to back off, LOL, really, are these coupon inserts made of gold, why am I having such a hard time getting the papers?

Can anyone please tell me what I need to do?? I would like to start couponing. However, I have specific products and brands that I like to use. That is a little discouraging. Thanks for your website! Sometimes they can be helpful — like if an item will give you overage — for saving money on the items you do want. But definitely not required. I have a question when printing coupons off the internet what kind of copy paper can you use to make them offical for store use? Can you use regular copy paper or is there a certain kind of paper I need to use?

I have been couponing at cvs and walgreens for about a year now, only participating in deals that free or close to it that I have the coupons for. I have not ventured into the grocery stores too much. Can you give me information on a site that lists what a good price is verses what a great price is for grocery items? Do you find it valuable to subscribe to a coupon service?

I live in riverside california, do you happend to know wich is the best newspaper to get for coupons? Usually just your local newspaper is great!

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Each Sunday, the local newspaper should have your coupons. Good luck on your savings adventure! Just ask your store to see if they double coupons. Usually asking the manager is the best way to go, just to make sure you receive the correct information. Many local grocery stores double coupons, though. You can absolutely use a coupon on a sale item. This is awesome, I have joked with my wife for a couple of years that I was going to get really into couponing A to make up for her shopping habits and B to show her that it is ok to look for a sale every now and then.

I got into a conversation with a girl at work who coupons regularly not overboard , but who was telling me stories about how her mother has a full grocery store in her basement of things she has basically gotten free from couponing. I have been checking out your website for a day or so now and am about to make my first coupon trip to the store.

My wife, of course, thinks its hilarious that I am going to spearhead this mission for our family, but I am actually kind of pumped about it, since I am in sales and used to having to discount things for customers on a regular basis. They can be mailed to Coups for Troops.

The troops can use expired coupons up to six months expired at the commissary. I even have friends giving me their expired coupons to send. One is 75 cents off when you buy 2, and the other is 55 cents off when you buy one. The best deal would be to buy 2 products at the buy one get one free store sale. Just wondering if anyone out there has had trouble with coupons at Walmart. I had some coupons I printed off the internet to use on a purchase at Walmart. I had to have her take all of the items off of my bill. Anyone have this problem? I have heard of some Walmart stores giving customers trouble with coupons.

Next time that happens, be sure to ask for a manager right away. Hopefully they can help you a little better. I was dumbfounded at Giant a few weeks ago, and am still having a hard time getting back into using any coupons at all again. I had two identical, mind you coupons for 1.

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Well i had my two coupons for the two packs, and they told me I could only use one coupon? The cashier called the supervisor over and everything. Sounds like you were dealing with a cashier who is not properly educated on coupons. Yes, you are correct. One coupon per purchase means one coupon per item purchased. If there is a limit per transaction, it will say that. Sorry to hear about your horrible experience and frustration. Best of luck to you in the future. I just re-read your comment. You have to pay attention to quantities on the coupon.

So one coupon per purchase means one coupon per specified number of items purchased. Does that make sense? This is NOT true! One per purchase means that you can only use one coupon per item purchased! So if you are buying 10 items and have 10 coupons then you can use them all! I guess I was lucky and had cashier that took the coupon off, using 1 per purchase, even if it was xx off of 2. I would use multiple, and it would work. Thanks for putting together this in-depth site!!

I just wanted to say how much I love couponing. I used to coupon through couponsense. Now, I almost want to cry when I pay full price for anything I know I could get for free. I am slowly building my coupon pile back up, but need help on organizing them. You could try the file-by-insert method. It is mentioned here. I need to find all the deals and Great coupons, on Pampers mostly. Any advice please email me nsbell2LT yahoo. I feel like this couponing thing is a foreign language and I am out of my leage. Most coupons are for things I would never use. I have cards for Kmart, and Smiths, but they are higher at the discounted store prices than Walmart is.

All I seem to be able to do is check the store adds and ask the cashier at Walmart to price match. We are a retired couple, no children, no grandchildren and have no one living near us that can use the coupons so no point in printing. I want to learn to coupon. Can someone please help me? You can check out our retail and restaurant coupon round-up each Friday for the best clothing coupons. And some moms bring snacks or small toys to keep the kids entertained while shopping. I just recently started couponing and have a good amount of coupons but when I get the sale papers and I compare the coupons to the sale price IE: It almost seems not worth it.

I recently started couponing and am building a nice stash of coupons. It seems like you have to spend more. How do you use these coupons to save money? The key is to stack coupons with sales to maximize your savings. Every little bit adds up. Thans for the info. I checked out the posts in that section. So with those types of coupons you should only try to use when the item is on sale?

Is it possible to use two of those coupons on two items, or would you have to buy four since the coupon is money off two? Of course, anything saved is better than nothing, though! If the coupon is for 2 items, you would have to buy 4 products in order to use 2 of them. I am really wanting to get into couponing. I do use them whenever I can, but the problem is that I live in a very rural area, with only a Walmart and one local grocery store.

Is it even possible to really save that much? This is the major thing that I struggle with, as most of the really great deals that I see on couponing sites tend to be for the above listed stores that I rarely get to. Any help or advice would be appreciated greatly!! I have a question..

I have a Kroger store coupon for 1. Can I buy 3 and get 2. I got back into the coupon clipping full force last November after my 23 yr old wanted to start saving MORE money. Our family watched the extreme couponing episodes to get us motivated —and then started our realistic savings. Thank you for all you do! I love your website, and was very excited about my coupon book and all the money that I can save.

The only thing is I cant seem to find any good deals. I have been buying five papers for the last four Sundays and yesterday I had to throw away a whole stack of expired coupons! I was so sad to see how much money I wasted. I was really excited about couponing, but now I am just discouraged and overwhelmed! I live in Rhode Island. It seems like the deals in Texas are better. Could someone please help me through it? Even if you find coupons that are good deals could you please take a couple seconds to email me them? I have an 8 month old and in the middle of house hunting on top of work so things are a bit to crazy for me and help would be amazing.

They are very clearly laid out and explained. Walmart does not double coupons. To find the best deals, follow along daily on this site. We post about 10 deals per day of the hottest coupons, store deals, and online deals. Hope that helps some. My best tip for anyone that does couponing and wants a binder the best thing i found was a craft binder. They seem to be bigger and your sheets doesnt get caught in the zipper.

The baseball card sheets can usually be found at dollar tree. For anyone that has a harris teeter in their area they have a great coupon policy. They do double 2. But a good way around that is to have someone else in your family or friends to get a card and let you use theirs. I currently have 4 and only one belongs to me but this always me to go in and use 80 2. My last trip to harris teeter we got about 1, dollars worth of items groceries and hba for only about dollars.

Luckily i currently recieve food stamps so almost all of it was used with the ebt card. Also harris teeter does accept ebt and coupons on clearance items. If a item is on clearance for 4. They are also open 24 hours a day so go at midnight if you canpretty much no one will be there. I do have a question tho, does every store do rainchecks?? Most stores do rainchecks, but ask the manager to be sure. If the cashier tries to tell you that, ask for a manager. If the manager gives you troubles, go to corporate and politely explain to them your frustration that the store manager at your location is not educated on correct coupon usage.

All that means is that you have to have the required dollar or quantity amount that the coupon specifies. There are varying opinions on that. Some people clip all coupons. Some people only clip what they need and save the rest of the insert in a filing system. It really just depends on what you prefer and what your organizational method is.

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Thanks so much for all this info! Thanks for your website! June 23, at I just recently started couponing and have a good amount of coupons but when I get the sale papers and I compare the coupons to the sale price IE: It will break down step-by-step how to meal plan quickly and include an amazing guide to help you out. So i still dont understand how people get items for free, or even recieve money back on some items???

I have been using coupons for a few months. Actually saved some money…. I have a question… a while back someone had told me that things go on sale each month. Like toilet paper in a certain month, or summer items cookout type more in the summer months. I thought I would ask someone who would know more about it. And this site is terrific! Yes, we do have that resource. Check out all of our Seasonal Sales Cycle posts here. I found a coupon that a says: Good only at Festival Foods — onalaska, holmen or la crosse.

You can only use the coupon 5 times for 5 purchases, per family. This post may contain affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I hoped you learn some great tips with extreme couponing yesterday because today you will learn Couponing to coupon in less than 1 hour a week! Stay tuned tomorrow to learn how to meal plan as a busy mama! The word couponing can be daunting. I am here to squash all those thoughts and tell you the couponing secrets to save money in little time. To make things even easier, I have included a weekly and monthly couponing planner to keep you on track to save with your busy schedule so you can coupon in less than one hour a week.

Just enter your name and email below to get this for free! Yes, I said free! There is a big difference in extreme couponing compared to couponing. Extreme couponing takes you to multiple stores a week to buy stuff for free and even make money on them. It can take a lot of work running around and stocking up for months at a time. I experimented with Extreme Couponing for 60 Days.

You can still coupon to save money without extreme couponing. This includes toiletries and diapers. It is possible to get there, I promise! Every time I go to the store, I know exactly what I am going to get. It lowers the risk of impulse buys. A lot of our ingredients overlap for each or we have stocked up with tips on my original meal planning post. Read through my Meal Plan to Save Money article to learn some great tips on how to meal plan by overlapping ingredients.

It will break down step-by-step how to meal plan quickly and include an amazing guide to help you out. If you want to be the first to use the guide, sign up below to get access to my free resources. It includes 12 pages on meal planning and couponing to help you save money with a busy schedule. This is key to keeping sane while couponing. Start with one store. Learn the ins and outs of that store and its coupon policy and then expand. ALDIs is for produce and Wegmans is the majority of my expenses.

That brings me to my next tip. If still no, search stores like ALDIs and you are bound to find something like it. Just put your name and email below and your couponing guide will be delivered right to your inbox! I cannot say it enough. You need to organize your coupons and organize your plan. I choose to organize my clipped coupons by the area in the store in 3 simple categories: