Friday, January 17, 2014

Coupons Coupons Coupons

So after a few request I was asked to give away my coupon secrets. Really there are no secrets to couponing. It is super easy and ANYONE can do it. I am in no way an extreme couponer. I just like to save money whenever I can. Here are some tricks I use to save money and get things for free.

First, get free samples. Sometimes you can get Kcups, laundry detergent samples, razors, makup, just about anything under the sun! Target gives away samples every now and then and they are hard to get. Simply go here and get them when available. A few other sites you can get free things to test out are Bzzagent, Influenster,(if you want an invite to influenster let me know) and even requesting them from the companies their selves. Never hurts to ask. 

Now with coupons you have to do some reading. This goes way past just getting your Sunday paper or the valpak in the mail. I print  a ton OFFLINE. You have to check with your store though to make sure they accept your coupons. Some stores do, some don't. Here is a list that I go to that DO accept printed online coupons:

Food-Lion
Walmart
Harris Teeter
Kroger

These are just the main stores I shop at. Each store has their own little limits they throw on you. If you print online coupons, you can't use FREE coupons in the store. They have to be originals. You can't use competitor coupons at other stores. 

Also, get a store card, like a MVP or VIC card. They give a ton of coupons out and end up gearing towards your purchases. I just got a $3.00 coupon at Food-lion on top of all my other coupons. 

Now to get online coupons, it is super easy. You just have to install this coupon printer on your computer and then print what you want. Here are some sites I use and they are all free! 

Coupons.com
Target
Walmart
www.couponmom.com 
Smart Source

Now still get your paper, keep your coupons from your store cards. These all add up. My last grocery trip I saved over $50.00 on coupons and $16.00 with the MVP card at Food-Lion. These are so worth it! Saving money is amazing! 

Make sure you organize your coupons. I bought a little pocket organizer at Target for $1.00. I separated stuff by frozen food, dairy, veggies, etc. Now when I go, besides having my list I can easily get to my coupons. 




If you coupon let me know tricks you do or if you are gonna start, post about it! I can't wait to see!



7 comments:

  1. i really need to start using coupons. I am honestly the worst with money

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  2. I never think about printing coupons online, I spend all day online I should most certainly have the time. I'm going to check out some of those sites now, I've got shopping to do tomorrow!

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  3. I dabble in couponing but I always end up getting overwhelmed with it all. I have to tell myself to take it slow! Baby steps! Haha

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  4. I love coupons! I don't use them a lot on food but find that I can get shampoo, razors, body wash, tooth brushes, tooth paste, etc. for free... seriously no need to pay for that stuff!

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  5. That is such a cute way to organize coupons!

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  6. I'm trying to get better about using coupons! Have you ever used the Cartwheel app for Target?

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  7. I need to get better. I cut them and sort them in my binder, but I forget a lot. Shame on me.

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