Monday, June 7, 2010

Couponing 101

So I am sure you are wondering, where do I even BEGIN to start? Well, I have the answers for you right here!

First:

GET COUPONS! Where can you get them? Here is a list of places you can find them:

1. The Sunday Paper
~The standard rule is get 1 paper for each person in your household
~ Ask friends and family for their inserts

2. The Internet
~Here are some basic sites to get you started:
~ You can usually print 2 internet coupons per computer. If you want or need more than 2 internet printables...you can always borrow a friend or family members computer! :)

3. Store Coupons
~These can be in-ad coupons, found in weekly inserts. (ex. Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS)
~ These can also be in store coupons found in booklets in the actual store. (ex. Walgreens has coupon booklets in the front of their stores)
~These can also be printed online.
~Rite Aid (sign up for video values for Rite Aid printable coupons)

SECOND:

ORGANIZATION!

There are several different ways you can organize your coupons. Do what works best for you!

1. Coupon binder (my personal preference)
You'll need:
~a 3 ring binder
~dividers(at least 10)
~baseball card holders
Step 1:Make categories
~The categories I use are Snacks, Produce, Frozen, Meat, Quick Meals/Pasta, Drinks/Refrigerated, Dairy, Canned goods, Cleaning Supplies/Paper Items, Personal Care
Step 2:Clip your coupons and stick them in the baseball card holders
Step 3:Put in the appropriate categories.
Step 4: Celebrate! Your coupons are organized! Now you can never leave the house without your binder because you NEVER KNOW what deals you might find!


~Check out Saving Addiction's step by step instructions on how to make a stash box!

3. Filing System
~This could work for you if you don't like clipping coupons
Step 1: Clip the coupons you know that you will definitely be using.
Step 2: Keep the inserts
Step 3: Date each insert
Step 4: Buy an accordion style filing system
Step 5: Put the inserts into the filing system in order

Happy Couponing!

3 comments:

  1. Saving Addiction's and Stash box links are broken.

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  2. Looks like internet coupon site links are too

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  3. Thanks! I will get this updated!

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