Friday Couponing Tips – Using a Store Matchup to Find Deals


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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...]

Seasonal Produce for January – Save Big by Stocking Up Now!


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What's Considered Seasonal Produce in January Knowing when peak seasons are for fruits & vegetables can save you big all year round. Buy your seasonal produce, when they’re in season and freeze until you need them throughout the year. You can cut them up if possible first, to save on room, can them, store them in baggies with your Foodsaver; the possibilities are endless! In January, most of your root vegetables, like carrots, turnips & parsnips are in season, along with citrus. … [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...]

Know Your Store Plan for All Your Favorite Stores


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Do You Have a Store Plan? Do you have a favorite store you like to coupon at? If so, do you have a store plan for that store? If you’re not sure what I mean by that, I’ll explain. My store plan has helped me immensely in the planning stages of my shopping trips and hopefully once you see what I mean, it will help you too. Living in the Southeast, my favorite store to coupon at is Publix. When I first moved down here, one of the first things I did was head to my closest Publix to check it … [Read more...]

Common Couponing Traps – Zealousness


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Common Couponing Traps – Zealousness Common couponing traps are common to both new and veteran couponers alike. To say that couponers at large are zealous about their coupons is an understatement. To say that a new couponer that has just scored their first big haul is overly zealous may be more of an understatement. After a few years of owning coupon websites and a few more years in retail, it’s safe to say that serious coupons are one thing: SERIOUS! There is absolutely nothing wrong. … [Read more...]

Common Couponing Traps – Anxiety


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Common Couponing Traps – Anxiety Yes, there are common couponing traps. Couponing is addictive. I get it. I am one of those people that has been caught up in the hype. Thankfully, as I write this, I am a little older, a little wiser, and have a little more grey in my temples. Where are the coupons for Just for Men? In my wise old age, I have come to realize that it’s OK if I don’t have a coupon for something. I can remember the good old days when I would spend a hefty amount of time … [Read more...]

Miserable Cashier & How to Deal with Them


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Dealing with a Miserable Cashier How many times have you compiled your list, clipped your coupons, merrily made your way into the store, filled your cart with glee and made it to the register happy as a lark to be raking in the savings, only to be confronted with a miserable cashier when you hand them your coupons? Do you let it get you down? Ruin your happy moment? I used to let that happen to me and then I learned a lesson; you make your own happiness, you can’t control theirs. That goes for … [Read more...]