The Coupon Wizards – Come Save with Me!


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Coupon Effectively with The Coupon Wizards Are you new to The Coupon Wizards? I'm a one woman blog, but I work tirelessly, day in and day out, to find you the best deals. Both couponing deals and online bargains! This isn't Extreme Couponing, it's Effective Couponing! There is a method to my madness as well. Not only do I find sales & deals for you, but in doing so, I find sales & deals for me too. It's a win win ;-) Plus I'm able to teach others to do this at the same time, which I … [Read more...]

MFR, Store & Manager Policies; the Proper Order of Things


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  ***Don't miss a HOT deal or coupon. Make sure you've "Liked" our Facebook Page, The Coupon Wizards, and check it often! Also make sure to join our NEWEST Facebook Groups, Couponing at Target, Publix, CVS & More and Red Hot Online Dealz!***   MFR, Store & Manager Policies; Oh My! We have store coupon policies. We have store manager policies. We have manufacturer policies provided on just about every coupon. Combine all of those with what you see some other … [Read more...]

Coupon Tips Friday – Where Should I Get My Coupons?


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  ***Enjoy this post? Make sure to go back and "Like" & "Share" it on Facebook so your friends will see it too! Plus, make sure to join our two newest Facebook Groups - Couponing at Target, Publix, CVS & More and Red Hot Online Dealz!*** Coupon Tips Friday When it comes to getting your coupons, there are a few different options. Some of which we’ve gone over in previous weeks. Today in this edition of Friday coupon tips we’ll cover some other ways. We’ve already … [Read more...]

Friday Couponing Tips – Effective Couponing Habits


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Effective Couponing Habits I’m sure most of you have heard of the classic by Steven Covey, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People?” Well today I’ve put together my own version, but of course this is “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective COUPONERS.” Over the past 4-5 years I’ve been couponing, I’ve learned a thing or two that have helped me to be successful and today I share these gems with you. Start implementing these couponing habits and soon you will be able to call yourself an … [Read more...]

Friday Couponing Tips – The Art of the Stockpile


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  ***Don't miss a HOT deal or coupon. Make sure you've "Liked" our Facebook Page, The Coupon Wizards, and check it often! Also make sure to join our NEWEST Facebook Groups, Couponing at Target, Publix, CVS & More and Red Hot Online Dealz!***   Creating a Stockpile The last few weeks I’ve been walking you through starting up your new couponing venture. We’ve covered what couponing is, how to start, where to find coupons, how to read matchups and a brief explanation … [Read more...]

Friday Couponing Tips – Putting Together Deals


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Couponing Tips Friday – Putting Together Deals Last week I walked you through how to use our Store Matchups on our website. In this edition of Friday Couponing Tips, I’m going to show you how to find your own deals with store ads. Let’s face it, as thorough as we try to be with the National Stores, there are just way too many grocery stores to have all their Matchups. I spend about 5 hours a week filtering through the ones we do cover. To give you a Matchup for every store out there? Well let’s … [Read more...]

Friday Couponing Tips – Using a Store Matchup to Find Deals


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  ***Don't miss a HOT deal or coupon. Make sure you've "Liked" our Facebook Page, The Coupon Wizards, and check it often! Also make sure to join our NEWEST Facebook Groups, Couponing at Target, Publix, CVS & More and Red Hot Online Dealz!***   Couponing Tips - Using a Store Matchup This is one of the most useful of couponing tips. Using store matchups we give you on our website to find your best deals. We cover all of the national stores & drug stores and the … [Read more...]

Friday Couponing Tips – Where to Keep Your Coupons


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Couponing Tips – Where to Keep Your Coupons This week I was going to start showing you beginning couponers how to put together a deal, but I changed my mind. Not only do you probably need at least another week to gather some more coupons & to work on your list of products your family uses (you did start working on that from Couponing Tips Week 1, yes?), but before you start to gather too many coupons, we should probably talk about how you’re going to store them. There are basically three … [Read more...]

Friday Couponing Tips – Where Do I Start?


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  ***Enjoy this post? Make sure to go back and "Like" & "Share" it on Facebook so your friends will see it too! Plus, make sure to join our two newest Facebook Groups - Couponing at Target, Publix, CVS & More and Red Hot Online Dealz!***   Couponing Tips Friday So, you’re officially a couponer or ready to become one. Now what? Explaining how to coupon is not an easy task. It’s a pretty easy concept, but explaining it in 10 words or less? Not gonna’ happen, as … [Read more...]

Changing Zip Codes with Coupons.Com


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  ***Don't miss a HOT deal or coupon. Make sure you've "Liked" our Facebook Page, The Coupon Wizards, and check it often! Also make sure to join our NEWEST Facebook Groups, Couponing at Target, Publix, CVS & More and Red Hot Online Dealz!***   Changing Zip Codes Oops! They did it again. As the song goes. Coupons.com has made some changes yet again and decided to make it so we can't easily change zip codes to get coupons in other areas anymore. It isn't impossible, … [Read more...]

Do You Have A P&G Everyday Shopper Card?


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  ***Don't miss a HOT deal or coupon. Make sure you've "Liked" our Facebook Page, The Coupon Wizards, and check it often! Also make sure to join our NEWEST Facebook Groups, Couponing at Target, Publix, CVS & More and Red Hot Online Dealz!*** P&G Everyday Shopper Program The new P&G coupons for this month are up! I see Tide, Venus, Gillette, Olay, Pampers, Swiffer & lots more! If you're not familiar, the P&G Everyday shopper card program is a member benefit … [Read more...]

Couponing – What Does it Mean Exactly?


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How to Coupon - Answering the Most Asked Question What is couponing exactly? How many times have you been asked that?!?!? If you’re new to this whole couponing game and just learning how to coupon, get ready for that question to come up. A lot! When I’m asked that question, it’s a little different. Usually it’s my husband being asked, “What does your wife do for a living?” Then it’s him responding with, “She’s a couponer.” Well kind of. I am a couponer, but running a couponing blog, and … [Read more...]

What to Expect From Couponing – May Edition


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It's hard to believe it has already been a month since my last installment of What to Expect from Couponing, but here we are a month older and hopefully a month wiser!  May is a great month for couponers.  Although a bit premature in some parts of the country this year, it's the unofficial launch of the summer shopping season.  The summer shopping season is definitely polar for couponers.  By the time July rolls around, we will hear the beginning of the grumblings about "no food coupons in the … [Read more...]

Couponing Tips Tuesday – Desk to Go


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Couponing Tips Tuesday – My Desk to Go My little “Desk to Go” has saved me countless times while out couponing so I offer it up to you as one of my couponing tips! You just never know when you’re going to see a deal you want to jot down, have to re-work a deal with the calculator, find out something is on sale that you’re after and the store coupon is still in the flyer. I’ve even been known to grab a deal straight away after buying my Sunday papers and clipping the coupon(s) right there in … [Read more...]

Combining SavingStar Offers and Manufacturer Coupons – Yay or Nay?


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SavingStar Offers & Manufacturer Coupons Can you combine a manufacturer coupon with a SavingStar offer? This one is a pretty easy answer and sadly, the answer is mostly no. The only exception being the “One or Many” offers. Those are not considered manufacturer coupons in and of themselves, they are cash back offers in essence. SavingStar is not a straight cash-back app though like Ibotta or Checkout51 and I think that’s where a lot of the confusion sets in. Although they do have some … [Read more...]

What to Expect from Couponing – February Edition


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What can you expect from couponing in February?  Lots of change!  This first weekend of February is now home to the Superbowl.  In the grocery industry, it is basically treated just like a national holiday.  In all seriousness, it's one of the top five grocery weekends of the year!  If you are the brand manager for certain categories, you can make or break your budget for the entire year in this one weekend.  This is your time to capitalize on hot sales for snacks and appetizers.  Salty snacks … [Read more...]

Putting Together a Coupon Trip


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How I Put Together a Coupon Trip Lots of people say “teach me how to coupon” or “I don’t know where I begin.” I thought it might be helpful to run you through how I put a coupon trip together each and every week. I’ll tell you right from the start that I’m a spreadsheet person. I’m not going to get into all the nitty gritty on inputting my trips on spreadsheets. That would be for another post, but whether you type your lists or hand-write them, the steps I take would be pretty much the same. So … [Read more...]

Favorite Cashier – Do You Have One?


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Find a Favorite Cashier We say time and time again to be nice to your store managers, and most especially, your cashiers and I have a perfect example for you. If you’ve been couponing for any length of time, you probably have your favorite cashier and more than likely you “Cashier Profiled” to find them. If you’re new to the couponing game, that just means that you get to know the types of cashiers that will give you problems with your coupons and the types that won’t. We all know the type … [Read more...]

What Should I Expect from Coupons – January Edition


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January is a time of new beginnings.  Many of us come up with resolutions that we have no intention of keeping.  Others will turn over a new leaf that will change the way they live for the rest of their life.  Regardless of where you fit on the spectrum, there is one thing for certain: couponing is still hot! In 2011 we saw a huge spike in the number of people that started couponing. It lasted into February of 2012 and then started to decline. We had a new generation of "born again … [Read more...]

Coupon Policies – Carry Them with You


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Do You Carry Your Coupon Policies? Do you keep up with your favorite store coupon policies? If not, you should be. I actually keep my coupon policies on my phone and a printed version of each in my binder. If I’m out I can use my phone, if I’m at home, I can use my hard copies. I also try to look up each store’s policy at least once a month to make sure there are no changes, and update my phone & hard copies as necessary. How many times have you gotten into a discussion with a cashier … [Read more...]