Learn how to coupon: Several of our readers have said they would like to get started “couponing” but just don’t know how! Well, one of our readers, Jen, sent us some fabulous tips for those just getting started in couponing, that is perfect for people who want to learn how to coupon! I wanted to share some of Jen’s tips with you, with a few of our own tips included. We are going to be doing a series with some of these tips called “Couponing 101”. This is the first post in the Couponing 101 series.
Here are some of Jen’s expert tips, with a HUGE thank you to her for sharing these – and as Jen warns, couponing can be addicting, especially when you realize how much money you can save:
There are five different types of coupons to clip (no matter where you get your coupons they are all considered ‘clipped’):
- Newspaper coupons – the newspapers delivered to your home sometimes have more/better ones than the ones you purchase in the store. A great way to save 75% off on newspaper subscriptions for papers delivered to your home is by buying your subscription from Discounted newspapers
- Manufacturer site coupons – these coupons are obtained directly from the manufacturer site or parent companies site
- Coupon generating websites – these typically duplicate some of the newspaper coupons and limit your printing to 2 – 3 per specific coupon – Coupons.com & RedPlum
- “Peelies” or in-store coupons – these coupons come from inside packages, stuck to the outside or off the printers in the grocery store isles. The ones that are printed when you check out are often called catalinas.
- E-coupons – coupons that you upload directly to your shoppers’ value cards, like your Kroger Plus card – UPromise.com ecoupons is a good source for uploading coupons to your shopper cards
Stay tuned for future articles in our Couponing 101 series!