Monday, October 19, 2009

Are you a Coupon-er?

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I have always enjoyed grocery shopping.  I know that's not the case for everyone, but part of the reason I find it 'fun', is because I make the most of couponing, and so I thought I'd share a few ideas and thoughts to help get you get the most for your money.

The best deal I ever had was when I once paid $39 for $63 worth of groceries. But I've heard of women who regularly save as much as 80% of their cost!!

  • Scour your newspapers and magazines weekly.  Sunday newspapers are a treasure when you are able to use many coupons and store circulars with info on sales.

  • I try to stock up on my most-used items when they're on sale.  Many stores allow you - as mine does - to use a store coupon along with a manufacturer's coupon.  And if your store doubles or even triples the coupon, you can go home with free items. WOW! Ex: my grocery store once had a holiday coupon deal - Buy one 5# bag of flour, get 3 free.  That in and of itself is a real deal, but I had a 25 cents off coupon for the flour, that was doubled, and so I ended up paying 49 cents for 20# of flour!!

  • There are some great websites where you can print coupons.  Check out or that can help you save even more.

  • Enlist your kids to help.  Joe Daugirdas of Willoughby Hills, Ohio blogs on his site - and teaches classes at a community college on how to save money.  He suggests having your kids clip coupons and then match them to your shopping list.

  • A fun 'trick' I have learned, is that if I really like a product, I can call their 1-800 number and rave to them.  More often than not, they will send a coupon or two to me, just for taking the time to contact them. I've received a number of FREE coupons!

  • My daughter, Deb, recently had a post about couponing, that I'd like to share here too... check it out...


The Queen Mommy said...

Yep - I am getting better with coupons, and I have only shopped once (so far) where I only spent 50% of my original price due to coupons and discounts. Whew! Did that feel good!

It takes practice but it's not hard. Just gotta get and stay consistent with it.

Marsha Baker said...

I agree - one coupon at a time...and you'll pick up speed...and save cash. =D

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