- I feel less stress over how much we spend on food each week since I'm reducing that amount with coupon use.
To recap the threeparts of successful couponing, I'd like to share a few sites:
In addition to getting coupons from your Sunday paper and the Tuesday mailers (at least it comes on Tuesday in my area) that come to your mailbox, you can get coupons from clipping services (you pay for their time to clip, not the coupons). For more on that topic, visit Hot Coupon World.
You can visit sites like Red Plum, Coupons.com and SmartSource. They are the ones who put out the coupons you find in the Sunday paper. Sometimes you can find those same offers online, but usually they are a bit different. You will have to install a program to print the coupons, but once its done, you're set. You can also find store specific coupons on most grocery sites as well as big box retailers like Target.
Another way to get coupons is by downloading them onto your shopper loyalty card. These are available at the grocery retailer sites for their own store, but can also be found to use at most any store from sites like CellFire and Shortcuts. The benefit of these type of coupons is that they will be applied to your order just by scanning your card and ensure that you won't forget to use, which can happen with paper coupons.
Info On Using Coupons & Organizing Your Coupons
There are many sites out there that post daily about what deals are available. My favorites, as I've mentioned before, are Krazy Coupon Lady and Fabulously Frugal. They tell you about what coupons to print, where you can find more (like ones on facebook) and how you can use them by going through the weekly ads and matching the sales to coupons that you might already have or a link to where you can print your own. I also suggest searching for terms like "frugal," "coupon" and "thrifty" with words from your city or region to find sites that can tell you about deals specific to your area that might get missed on a nationally-focused site.
Most of these sites will also suggestions on how to store your coupons.
I think I've said my piece on coupons for now. If you have any tips or tricks, I'd love to hear them in the comments section!