Couponing can be very simple and does not have to take a lot of time out of your busy week! Use the tips below to get started saving your family money and building a stockpile!!
- Buy a newspaper—at the store or by subscription. Buy 2 for double the savings.
- Holiday weekends typically do not have coupons in the Sunday paper.
- Find and follow a coupon match-up website that you love (www.southernsavers.com is a favorite for the southern region).
- Southern Savers will allow you to make a list and print it out.
- Organize your coupons – file cabinet, clipping, accordion file, etc.
- Filing the whole inserts vs. clipping all the coupons will save you a lot of time. Simply take the insert from the paper and put in a file cabinet drawer or accordion file by date.
- The date can be found on the edge of the folded side of the inserts.
- RP= Red Plum; SS=Smart Source; PG=Proctor & Gamble
- Add a section for loose coupons you find in the stores, mail, etc.
- Sign up for coupons from your favorite brands.
- Go to their website. Email and tell them how much you love their product(s).
- Pick up coupons as you go through the store. Save them for the next sale of that product.
- Familiarize yourself with your local stores coupon policies, what competitor coupons they accept, and if they have a coupon limit.
- In most stores, you can stack a manufacturer’s coupon with a store coupon for each item, thus saving more!
- Sign up for the store grocery card, newsletter, and e-coupons if your store participates.
- Always ask customer service if there are new coupon booklets (particularly at Publix).
- Items go on sale approx every 6-9 weeks (might be different brands and at different stores).
- If you are not brand loyal to an item you can buy at the lowest stock up price. Buy what your family will use in those 6-9 weeks.
- Attend a local coupon class (or an online video coupon class) for information on shopping specific stores, etc. http://www.southernsavers.com/learn/
- Look for apps such as ShopKick, Ibotta, and others that “pay” you to shop!
- Use the savings from these apps to pay off debt, stock up on diapers, buy Christmas presents, or take a vacation!
- Start simple and start small!! Couponing is a learning process and you will soon learn what works best for you!
Share your favorite couponing tip in the comments!!
**Feel free to comment any questions you may have!**