Couponing


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My ultimate goal is this:  
  • You CAN make couponing work for you and your schedule.
  • Couponing does NOT have to be extreme! 
  • Although time may (and does) become VERY limited, there are still a multitude of different ways to save, both with or without using coupons. 
         (Scroll further down this page for a complete list of rebate apps.)
  • WANT TO JOIN A FREE COUPONING CLASS??? 
         Click here to join my couponing group on facebook where I host couponing  
         classes/tutorials via facebook LIVE, as well as post even more couponing tips!

Couponing:

90% of my coupons are printables (coupons that I have printed from online).


(I currently print using a Brother MFC-7860DW wireless laser printer, but also have a HL-4420 as back-up. I absolutely love them both. One toner cartridge in either device lasts me between 4 to 6 months, sometimes longer. It really depends on how many coupons I print each month.) If you do not own a laser printer, I HIGHLY recommend purchasing one. A laser printer WILL save quite a bit of print time AND money, compared to an ink jet printer.

I DO NOT cut all my coupons. I only cut coupons when I want to use them. 

I no longer use the Binder Method of Organizing (pictured below) since it does require a considerable amount of time.

These days, I simply print coupons and stick/shove (place) the sheet(s) into a regular folder. :) Simplicity! Woo-hoo!

I also used to have a small plastic/clear storage bin which holds both my printable coupon folder and newspaper inserts. However, I have grown away from using coupons from newspaper inserts and, instead, print nearly all of the coupons I use.

***Coupons/coupon inserts come out in most Sunday newspapers. 
Inserts often found are P&G Brandsaver (P&G), SmartSource (SS), and RedPlum (RP). 
I purchase between 1 to 4 papers each Sunday, depending on the # of inserts/coupons present.

(*Note* Sunday coupon inserts and included coupons in each vary by region of the U.S. Therefore, not everyone will receive the same coupons every Sunday. For a preview/list of upcoming newspaper coupons in your area, click here.)

I also STRONGLY recommend reading the following article/blog post regarding coupon clipping:

Rebate apps, store apps, and cash back websites also provide GREAT and easy ways to save.

Cartwheel for Android devices
Cartwheel for Apple devices

Checkout 51

CVS Mobile App

Ebates

Ibotta

Kroger Mobile App

MobiSave

National Consumer Panel

RetailMeNot

Savings Catcher (Wal-Mart)

SavingStar

Shopkick 

Shopmium (I'd love you to use my referral code during sign up: MFYFEHWM)

Walgreens Mobile App

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Coupon Lingo:

BOGO or B1G1 = Buy One, Get One Free 

Catalina = Coupon/reward that prints from a Catalina machine near/at the register. A few stores that produce Catalina coupons are Kroger, Target, & Walgreens.

ECB = CVS ExtraCare Buck(s): Reward/store money (prints on bottom of receipt). Able to be used toward next CVS transaction/purchase.

MM = Moneymaker. This may happen when a manufacturer coupon for a specific product is a higher value than the price of the item AND the store allows the overage/extra amount to be credited back to the customer. (Note* Not all stores allow "overage.")

NLA = No longer available. Many printable coupons are only available for a limited amount of time.

RP = RedPlum coupon insert from newspaper.
Example: RP 7/26 = RedPlum coupon insert from July 26th

RR = Walgreens Register Reward: Manufacturer coupon/reward that prints from register after receipt.

SS = SmartSource coupon insert from newspaper. 
Example: SS 7/26 = SmartSource insert from July 26th
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Below are the sections that were in my binder, for anyone preferring that method of organization:

Baby
Baking
Beauty
Breakfast
Candles & Etc.
Candy
Canned
Clothes & Etc.
Condiments
Dairy
Dishwashing
Drinks
First Aid
Frozen
Fruit
Hair Care
Laundry
Meat/Fish
Medicine
Paper Towels/Products
Pasta
Pesticides
Pets
Sauces
School & Etc.
Shaving & Deodorant
Snacks
Soap & Body Wash
Soup
Storage & Containers
Surface Cleaning
Tissues/Toilet Paper
Toothpaste & Etc.
Toys
Vegetables (Veggies)
Women

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