About Coupons


About Coupons



Newbies or some would call you “Coupon Virgins”. Are you ready to give it all you’ve got when it comes to learning everything about coupons? Couponing is a lifestyle change by no means is it easy, but if you are ready to take that next step, well then jump on Newbie train and bust out a pen and paper or an iPad whichever is easier. I am about to teach you everything you need to know about couponing in 5 days.

Day 1: Stop That Right Now

Throw every thing out that you think you know about couponing because I promise you this ain’t your grandma’s coupon book…this might get ugly–but in a pretty way of course. First things first, start changing the way you shop: NO MORE LATE NIGHT RUNS–NO MORE AFTER WORK RUNS–NO MORE IMPULSE BUYING–NO MORE PREPARING MENUS THE SAME WEEK YOU SHOP! From now on you will be preparing menus from what you already have in your fabulous stockpile. STOCKPILE?? We will get to that later–focus!

From now on you will be saving 50-100% of your grocery bill–exciting right?! You will be preparing lists to several different stores–do not worry it’s not as exhausting as it may sound. Are you totally going 100 miles an hour now on this NEWBIE train?? Ready to take it to the next level? Awesome let’s go!


Day 2: Umm, Where Are The Coupons?

So most of you are wondering where all the coupons actually come from–my personal favorite is the coupon fairy:).

1. The Sunday Newspaper

There are so many different ways to acquire the Sunday Newspaper. You can purchase a subscription from your local newspaper to be delivered.

You can go dumpster diving–I bet I just got some crazy looks haha. You can ask your neighbors, family members, and or friends for their newspaper if they don’t use it. There are also convenient stores, drug stores, and grocery stores that most likely sell them in your area. If you can get the Sunday newspaper for $1.50 or less for each copy then I would say buy 2 for every family member in your household. We don’t use 1 or 2 of the same coupon we use 10 or 20.

The Sunday newspaper has several different inserts that come in them and I’m not just talking about the millions of ads that also come in them. There is the SmartSource, a.k.a SS, the RedPlum a.k.a. RP, the Proctor & Gamble a.k.a PG, and occasionally you will see others like the General Mills a.k.a GM and Target will sometimes have an insert as well as Walmart and Pepsico Moments to Save–always love that one.

2. Internet Printables a.k.an IP

These are coupons that strictly come from the internet–yes you can print coupons right from your computer–now how lovely is that?! These coupons more so than not have a print limit of 2 per coupon per computer, so if you have more than one computer than you can print even more. There are several different sites that offer coupons such as coupons.com, redplum.com, and smartsource.com. Others will come in emails or you might see links from other sites such as facebook, and occasionally we will all get lucky and there will be a PDF coupon which means you can print however many you want woohoo!

3. Coupon Clipping Services

Did I just say Coupon Clipping Services? You mean there are actual businesses that sell coupons, is that legal? It is 100% legal, make sure you check out their disclosure policies. If you want to buy whole inserts then I would suggest Sunday Coupon Inserts & for individual coupons check out USA Coupon Clipping. If you live in a place where the newspapers cost a lot I would suggest investing coupon clipping services or buying coupons off eBay.

Now that you know several places to get coupons are you ready for the next day? Alright, let’s go!

Day 3: Why Do You People Talk So Weird?

Have you looked at several blogs and coupon sites and they have all these weird abbreviations? This would be called coupon lingo. Here is a list of what it all means.

Day 4: So Where Do I Put All These Coupons?

Well, there are several ways to stay organized when it comes to couponing. It is extremely important that you are organized, it does not matter how you do it but STAY ORGANIZED!

One way is to use the binder method. Purchase a sturdy binder, that way you won’t have to worry about it falling apart on you in the middle of the store. Make sure you buy baseball card inserts, you will stick your coupons in these. The pockets come in different sizes I prefer the 9 pocket style. Buy some dividers so you can have categories for either each aisle or product or alphabetically, whatever works for you. Cut your coupons out every Sunday and place them in your binder that way you don’t fall behind.

Another way is a coupon box you can simply do the same thing but inside a box. Some people actually like to file the whole insert this way. It takes less time in the beginning and more time before you shop, whichever you choose make sure that it is the right fit for you.

Day 5: Pretty Much Done

Now you are ready to start using your coupons and matching up your sales. That’s what I’m for. I give you all the information you need and you just click, copy, past, print and you are on your way to the grocery store. Make sure to always wait until an item goes on sale and then use your coupons, that is the key too success.

If you have any more questions please do not hesitate to ask me–just click on the contact button and I will be talking to you soon, thanks!