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Get Started Cutting Coupons

posted by Kristen on April 14, 2010 | print article | e-mail to a friend
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  • Jessica – News Around the Blogs

    Once you really get into couponing get a three ring binder with baseball sleeves. I shop the clearance sections once an week and use a coupon on top of a clearance price and usually get the item for free!

  • Ashley – @ShoppingFrugal

    I suggest folling “coupon” or “deal” blogs. I started extreme couponing about 2 years ago and have done extremely well. Matching the coupons with the sale items as you said is a huge way to save the most money. Each store is different so finding a blogger that does coupon matchups for a store in your area is a great find.

    It takes baby steps but once you see how it works you won’t go back!

  • Diana

    Online coupons are available for stores like Target on their store websites, but some retailers will not take online coupons from sites for the ones in the paper (SmartSource for example), since they can easily be faked.

    While coupons are a great deal, one must remember to ask “Would I buy the item anyway?” If you would not normally buy the product or a similar one, you do not save any money but risk wasting it by not using it. Some store brands are still cheaper than name brands with coupons, and discount stores such as Big Lots sometimes have food items for cheaper than store brands. Another thing to remember: fresh items often do not come with coupons. Sure, you can get Pillsbury rolls for 25 cents with tripled coupons, but have you read the ingredients? Saving money is not worth feeding garbage to your family.

  • Budget Gal Angie

    I like to look through our weekly sales papers to see what’s on sale and what I have coupons for. The savings are tremendous when I pair coupons with the sales.

  • Michelle

    How do people organize their coupons in binders. I am starting a coupon binder, but the process seems overwhelming. I would love some ideas!

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