How do you start couponing?

Nadia - posted on 12/06/2012 ( 17 moms have responded )

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I would like to start learning how to be a good couponer so that it is worthwhile. Also, I would like to benefit from this skill to help charitable communities help the needy.

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Heather - posted on 01/05/2013

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I'm a frugal living blogger and have taught hundreds of thousands over the years how to coupon. I highly recommend checking out moneysavingmom.com. She is one of the best there is and will help you save money in LOTS of areas. She has great ebooks and can refer you to good people. BargainBriana is another one of my favorites.

Second, you CANNOT double a BOGO coupon. Big no-no. But re-reading what I think the previous poster meant to say was that if the item is on sale for BOGO, you may use a coupon on each item at many stores. Not all stores allow this, but many will because they get reimbursed for the coupons. Check your local store policies.

Third, they're right, don't believe what you see on tv. I've filmed so many of those and let me tell you, what you see is mostly real--but it's a very unique shopping trip that is usually with the store special ordering stuff and so much is left out of the piece. I would spend four hours at a store with a tv news crew for a three minute segment. Much of what I said or did was chopped out because of time, so what you see on tv is a tiny piece of what the person did to get the great deals.

Fourth, the best way to learn is in a group. Check out AFullCup.com or HotCouponWorld.com. There are thousands of savers there who post great deals, share tips and answers newbie questions. Blogs will have the local grocery sale and coupon matchups for your area--you clip the coupons you need and go to the store.

Michelle - posted on 03/31/2013

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This is to answer both Nadia and Georgetta ....

Couponing is very easy..i can teach you too if you message me..some simple steps to get all the savings we women need...

For starters, you can check out http://www.dealsavingmoms.com
They usually have 5000-6000 online coupons at any point in time and around 500-600 Grocery Coupons. Link is http://www.dealsavingmoms.com/grocery-co...
You can also signup on the Grocery coupons links to get a daily email with coupons for your zipcode.

Georgetta: They have quite a few CVS and Walgreens Coupons on their website too. I live in North Carolina but i am sure these coupons would work every where.. You can check those out...

Girl Power :)

Patricia - posted on 12/27/2012

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Well first off what you see on tv or often hear is not the norm. I have been couponing for years and yes sometimes I get things for free or for really cheap, but it depends on the stores coupon policies and what is a available in your area.

I try to match up coupons according to sales. My stores you can use your savings card, or a coupon from the store and a manufacturer one.

Getting the Sunday paper and several of them, signing up for the coupon sites.

I also just don't get things I will not use even if they are free.

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Robert - posted on 02/24/2013

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Hi Geogetta,

On DealHijack.com there are many online deals where you buy stuff and will be delivered to your doorstep. So no need to go out and use your coupons in person. Order online.

Good Luck!

Georgetta - posted on 02/24/2013

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I use to coupon when I liveed in another state. I lived in the city and the coupon value was greater. Having moved to a rural area, the coupons and deals are not so plentiful. i got started again, watching an episode of extreme couponing. My couponing works best at Walgreens and CVS. I save the most money from these two stores. I also subscribe to All You Magazine. It has some great tips and coupons.

Robert - posted on 02/18/2013

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Couponing and Great Deals:
DealHijack.com is a good place to start saving money. It collects best deals and coupons from different sources for your local city and shows them on one page.

Christy - posted on 01/28/2013

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If you go to the website www.southernsavers.com it will tell you everything you need to know about couponing. That's what site I would use when I was couponing. It got a little overwhelming so I quit plus I don't have the room to keep all of the extra stockpile but if your giving it away then that would be perfect.

Eve - posted on 01/26/2013

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I am obsessed with that show Extreme Couponing!!! I tried looking for coupons online, in Sunday papers, local circulars, even my mom's pile... but the most I ever saved with coupons & sales was PATHETIC compared to those extreme couponers. Seriously, where do they find ALL those coupons and end up paying nothing for hundreds of $ worth of groceries?!?

Nancy - posted on 01/24/2013

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Before going shopping online always check coupon codes for items you are going to buy. Everyone can find deals by using a search engine. During online shopping time I use websites like couponcodeday.com to find discounts for retailers. You can also join mailing list of online merchants website to receive special discounts directly in your email.

Emmanuel - posted on 01/23/2013

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I hate Lazarus I am just joking I want him to get out of my house with his big ass hole

Christine Elizabeth - posted on 12/30/2012

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Well I started by buying the Sunday paper every sunday and I keep them in my purse just in case I have an oputinity to use them

Amber - posted on 12/30/2012

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My hubby got me the " Pick another checkout lane, honey" book from the creators of krazycouponlady.com and I cannot put it down, I highly suggest reading it.

Michelle - posted on 12/26/2012

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I use SavingStar.com to save cash. They have great deals on stuff I use every day and these new One or Many offers that offer $5 in savings when you spend a certain amount over a duration of time and typically you have a month or more to meet the threshold.

Cina - posted on 12/26/2012

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I think you can read some articles on how to start using coupons. And then, visit some coupon sites and try to make an order online with the coupon.

Alexandra - posted on 12/13/2012

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I read Greatest Secrets of the Coupon Mom by Stephanie Nelson and it has a lot of great tips. I am trying to master matching circulars and coupons now... I am learning too. The best I've gotten is going to BJ's Wholesale with a $5 off Huggies store coupon with another $1 off manufacturer coupon. It was originally like $36 and I got 246 diapers for $30. It may not seem like much but it adds up in the long run.

Me - posted on 12/12/2012

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It is not easy but one thing you should know...is that if its b1g1 and you have a coupon you can even double that.

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