What to Expect from Coupons – March Edition


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What to Expect from Coupons in March Ready to learn about what to expect from coupons in March? It is hard to believe that we are into the third month of 2015 already. It literally seems like yesterday that the kids were tearing through wrapping paper on Christmas morning and now it's a distant memory. As winter draws to a close and spring is upon us, we are in a fun time of the year for couponers. The weather will begin to change, the days will become longer and people will be staying out of … [Read more...]

Coupon Values, Why are They Different?


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Why are Coupon Values Different? Have you ever wondered why all of the different coupon values are out there every week? This is good information to know when you are a beginning couponer, so that you can be on the lookout for those inserts. Coupons vary by region. Companies put more coupons in general, and better coupons with higher dollar value, in cities where they have a wider circulation that reaches more people than smaller cities. This is why your friend in Tampa, Florida gets a … [Read more...]

ALCO – Wizard Melissa Enters a Foreign Land


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ALCO Stores Shopping Trip Today I ventured out to a different town to try my luck at a store I NEVER shop at, as I heard that they were "Coupon Friendly". ALCO is a general merchandise store that focuses on the small towns of America.  They boast competitive prices and friendly service from days gone by!!   I had a bunch of coupons in my purse from the "after Christmas Clearance" sales but didn't have my binder :(.   I saw the below ad prior to going (like 10 minutes prior) and the PUFF's … [Read more...]

Newspaper Subscription for Coupons


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One key to successful couponing is having multiple copies of each week's inserts on hand so you can take advantage of the sales when they come around.  While you may get the paper every Sunday morning, you may want to adjust your newspaper subscription to make sure you're getting the coupons you need. How to adjust your newspaper subscription for coupons If you drive by my house on Sunday mornings, you'd see four papers laying out there every week! I only get the Sunday delivery because I know … [Read more...]

Too Cool to Coupon? Not Anymore!


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Are you “too cool” to coupon?  I used to be! Yes, I used to think only annoying old ladies used coupons.  I thought to myself, I don’t have time for coupons.  All the clipping, organizing, filing, remembering to take them to the store with me, bla, bla, bla…. No thanks! I really didn’t think couponing would make that much of a difference.  I didn’t want people to think I was being “cheap.” I thought I was “too cool” to coupon. When I first heard about The Coupon Wizards website, I honestly … [Read more...]

Wizard Michele’s New Year Resolutions


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Michele's New Year Resolutions New Year Resolutions 1 So what are everyone’s resolutions this year?  One of mine happens almost every year it seems. I know this will come as a shock to some of you, but mine is almost always “To become even more organized than last year.” And this year, that’s especially true where these coupons are concerned! I have my spreadsheet all updated. I have to do that each week the new coupons come out, otherwise, I begin to lose track of what was last. The problem … [Read more...]

How Wizard Melissa Organizes Coupons


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This Melissa Organizes Coupons Yep; I'm a coupon binder girl. While it's a bit of work and organization, I'm so glad I went this route. I love seeing all of the coupons I may need at an organized glance. I know exactly where they are and I have them with me and ready for any surprise deals or clearance sales.  I use a large 3 ringed zip around binder called Case It, my custom categories and a few other special features. Because I try to be frugal in everything I do, I rarely pay full price … [Read more...]

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