Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Coupons, They're not just for your Grandma

Hey guys, remember these things? They're called coupons. You're grandma might have used them, heck you may have even used them yourself. Of course if you watch TV regularly you've probably also heard of the show Extreme Couponing. I'm sure at one time or another you've even thought that the hassle of coupons isn't worth it to save a measly $.30 but guess what... You're Wrong!

Now I'm not necessarily advocating that you go out and buy 700 mustards just because they are free but on things that your family uses everyday, why wouldn't you want to save some money or even get the item for free? Here are some quick tips on how you can save a couple extra dollars on your grocery bill each month:

1. Buy your local paper, but check to make sure there are coupons in it first
2. Sign up for your local stores loyalty card (i.e. Walgreens, Kroger, etc.)
3. Keep an eye out on your stores circular, when an items goes on a really good sale (i.e. 10 for $10) try to match your coupons with the items that are on sale. You will end up saving the most money this way.
4. Follow couponing blogs for helpful tips, more coupons, and advice on the best deals at each store.
My favorites are:,,, &
5. Check to see if your store offers their own coupons or an online coupon program. You will be able to use these coupons with manufacturer coupons to get an even bigger discount.
6. Learn your store's coupon policy and adhere to it. Your store may double coupons but they may only double a certain amount of coupons.
7. Sites like,, & offer coupons online that you can print off.

(This month in 2010 with the help of coupons I got all this for $25.47!)

These are only a few of the many things I've learned about coupons over the past couple years but let me say this, don't get discouraged. It's easy to give up and feel discouraged because you don't think you are saving enough but even if you only save $10, that is still $10 in your pocket for something else. Besides, like most things worthwhile this will take patience and practice before you become a pro. Of course if you have any more questions about this money saving strategy you know where to reach me. Happy Saving!


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