Learn to coupon!

Learn to coupon!

Do you want to learn to coupon, but are you overwhelmed by the number of coupons you come across in various places? If you have just been throwing them away or just stashing them somewhere without using them, you need to learn to coupon effectively, so that you can save money or get freebies every time you go out shopping. Once you learn to coupon you will see how easy it is to save money on almost every deal. In today’s economy, it’s wise to save as much money as you can for a rainy day. So, let’s briefly talk about coupons and how to use them.

Where to find coupons 

The first step you need to take to learn to coupon is to know where to find coupons. A great source for coupons (especially for everyday products) are newspapers. Check your newspapers carefully for inserts each week, and you can score some great deals on your grocery shopping. Check for discounted newspaper subscriptions here!

For home improvement stuff that you would like to pick up, look out for manufacturer coupons in magazines. Magazines such as Good Housekeeping and Family Circle sometimes carry these coupons. For folks just learning to coupon, remember to look out for coupons when you are visiting a particular store. Lots of stores these days provide coupons with your receipts, or may have coupons in flyers at the store.

If you’re shopping online, you can also find a list of current online coupon codes on our site!

Filing coupons and using them on time 

When you learn to coupon, you’ll quickly find one of the best places to find all kinds of coupons is the internet. There are lots of places where you can find online printable coupons that you can use in stores. Also a great way to get online coupons is to subscribe to emails from stores and manufacturers directly. The important thing to keep in mind when you to learn to coupon is that you should check not only your inbox, but also your spam, as sometimes these coupons directly go into the spam folder.

The next thing to think about as you learn to coupon is to find a proper filing system. Cut out the coupons from newspapers or magazines and file them according to their dates (or whatever other coupon organization method you prefer). This is an important part of couponing. Be sure to check the expiration date on your coupons and use them accordingly. If you have lots of unused coupons, take time to check through your coupons, looking for possibly expired coupons.

The key to learn to coupon is to get creative with your couponing strategies. When you are going for clearance sales, carry your coupons with you to get even better prices. You can double or triple your savings by using them in stores that double coupons, and even triple coupons sometimes. This could mean FREE products for you! A little research to find out which local stores double coupons will save you a lot of money. So give it a try! Learn to coupon you will see your savings grow.

TIP: Check out our coupons resources page for more “learning to coupon” resources, places to print coupons & other ways to save money! Check out our coupon codes page for coupons at online stores!

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  • 01.24.12 Shannon Bowen

    I too use the binders with the baseball sleeves.i use the system of file by the experation date.I also have binders for particular stores that really helps me to.that way I place their ad on the inside and I just load that binder with all the coupons I need for that trip.
    I do have my main binder but sometimes I take in 2 or 3 with me. I am getting better at the couponing but I also get frustrated to.
    I thought about useing one of those clear shoe holders that you hang over your door to help with all the coupons that come with your reciepts. Any thoughts?

  • 01.24.12 Coupons & Freebies Mom

    Shannon, I love that idea! The real key to coupon organization is finding what works for you! This often comes through trial and error. And what works for you one year may not work the next year. Don’t be afraid to try a new method! If you do try using the shoe holders, let us know how it goes!