Couponing for Christ: RESET Ministries

When we coupon, we help our families by saving money and staying within our family budgets (not to mention the stockpiles of food and other items).  And while those reasons are in and of themselves very rewarding, there are even more potential benefits to shopping this way.

We can use our couponing skills to help others by donating items we get for cheap or free.  When a need arises, we can pull from our stockpile or look for specific deals to meet those needs.  Just because I personally don’t use a certain brand of shampoo doesn’t mean that someone else couldn’t benefit from it.

“In everything I did, I showed by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”  Acts 20:35

Recently, I had the pleasure to get involved with an organization called RESET Ministries.  I was able to make a donation from my own personal stockpile of items that I had acquired through couponing!

RESET Ministries House in Northern Kentucky opened in June of 2015. Picture taken when a team was coming in to clean it.
RESET Ministries House in Northern Kentucky opened in June of 2015. Picture taken when a team was coming in to clean it.

RESET Ministries serves both men and women who desire a radical change their lives. They help people find their true purpose: a life away from addiction and toward the one true answer- Jesus Christ.  Along with counseling, their organization provides dignified housing and other basic needs to those they serve.




RESET started with a men’s home in Newport, Kentucky and just recently added another location in the form of a women’s home also in Newport.  A friend of mine, Brittany, who works with RESET along side her parents, was tasked with getting welcome baskets together for the ladies who would live in this home.  Her parents started the ministry after they had felt God’s call to help meet the needs of these people.

Brittany needed to make a basket for each lady with personal products like toothbrush, toothpaste, soaps, razors, deodorants, wash clothes, and other toiletries.  She also planned to stock the linen closets with household items and the pantry with non-perishable food items.  She contacted me to teach her how to coupon for these items.  Luckily, all of those items were the easiest to coupon!!!

Slowly, but surely, Brittany began to build her stockpile for the ministry.
Slowly, but surely, Brittany began to build her stockpile for the RESET Ministry.

Brittany shared with me the needs of the people they would be servicing, “All new residents receive a welcome basket with toiletries, towels/washcloths and non-perishable food items.  We had heard stories where people have gone a week plus without eating because some sober living homes don’t provide any food in the pantry or welcome basket.”

By watching the sales and using coupons, Brittany has put together amazing baskets for these ladies and stocked their closets.

Care Baskets- filled with basic essentials, linens, and snacks.
Care Baskets- filled with basic essentials, linens, and snacks.

“Don’t be afraid just stand where you are and watch, you will see the wonderful way the Lord will rescue you today.” – Exodus 14:13

Brittany explained “Anything we receive that isn’t included in the basket we use to stock their shelves. Like feminine hygiene or toilet paper. The residents are responsible for everything from paper towels to food. This can be a challenge when you are also paying for rent and you’ve just started a job. 




Other needs for the ministry include volunteers to lead Bible Studies and make family style meals.   “Another need we have are for ‘dream coaches’. These are people that are modeling their faith and sobriety in life. Not all coaches are former addicts but the point is the coach believes in sobriety and encourages the individual” explains Brittany.

Thank you Brittany for sharing your story of Couponing for Christ with us.  If you are interested in volunteering or donating to RESET Ministries please checkout their website: www.resetministries.org

If you have a Couponing for Christ story to share, please email me at shoppingwithshana@yahoo.com.




 

Couponing Myths

Ok friends, there are a lot of myths out there about couponing.  Many people who don’t coupon will stereotype us extreme couponers as crazies!  However, not all of us are like the ones you’ve seen on TV.  Networks portray couponing as unrealistic, bordering on obsessive! But they are just trying to keep you watching for 30 minutes so they can have high ratings… Remember, its TV and, not to shatter your worldview, but not everything you see on TV is true!  Gasp!

So, let me take you through some of the common myths about couponing….




Myth #1:  I like to eat healthy and organic, so couponing doesn’t work for me.

Whether your couponing or not, buying unhealthy food is easier than buying organic, BUT is couponing just about buying food?

Nope!

If you only couponed your home and personal products (i.e. toilet paper, toothpaste, cleaners, body wash, etc.), you would save a TON of money.  Buying your paper towels and laundry detergent at Whole Foods for FULL PRICE would be throwing your money away!

But let’s take a look at the healthy foods.  Although it is less common to find coupons for healthy food, they do exist,  Good news is that they are becoming more and more common every week!

ORGANIC Crackers that I paid only $.95 for by using coupons!
ORGANIC Crackers that I paid only $.95 for by using coupons!

Sometimes just by visiting the retailers’ websites and signing up for their emails you will get coupons sent directly to you.

For more info on Saving Money on Health Foods: How to Save on Healthy Food: Produce

Also, rebate apps are another great way to earn money back on healthy foods.  Apps like Ibotta, SavingsStar, Checkout 51, SNAP, and Shrink.

For more info: Rebate Apps: The Ibotta Edition



Myth #2:  I don’t buy just anything, I’m very brand specific.

If you are brand specific, then don’t change!  I am brand specific about 2 things:

  1. My laundry detergent
  2. My shampoo/conditioner.

It is ok to be brand specific, but you do have to take advantage of the sale when it hits for your brand and STOCK-UP!

My shampoo/conditioner stockpile. $.90 a bottle.
My shampoo/conditioner stockpile. $.90 a bottle.

My shampoo had a sale at CVS making it less than a dollar a bottle with coupons.  I didn’t just buy one and then when I run out have to go to the store later and pay full price, I bought 9!  Now, I’m set for at least a year (probably longer) and paid about what I would of paid for two bottles full price.

For more info: Creating a Stockpile



Myth #3:  Couponing takes TOO much time.

I may be a “stay-at-home” mom,  but I don’t just sit around watching soap operas and eating bon-bons all day.  On top of raising my children, I juggle 4 part-part time jobs!  My time is precious and I don’t have time to cut every coupon.

So, you have to have a good and easy method.  Couponing can take lots of time if you let it but I prefer the method that makes it reasonable.

BEFORE- I use to  go to the store with a list of foods I wanted to buy.  The list might of taken me 10 minutes to put together at home but when I got to the store, I would spend HOURS trying to find the cheapest items and compare prices.

NOW- I take about an hour or so planning at home by looking at what is on sale & clipping only the coupons I need.  I use lots of great resource websites to decide what to buy and then I spend less than an hour in the store itself.  I go in with my plan and know exactly what I’m getting and how much it is going to cost me.

The amount of time hasn’t changed, but where I spend that time has.  And with 2 young kids, getting in and out of the store quickly is a much better option for my sanity!

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For more info:  I Don’t Have Time to Coupon…Yes You Do! and Organizing Your Coupons: Do I have to Clip Every Coupon? No!

Myth #4:  Buying generic is cheaper.

Why are people wasting their money on name brand when buying generic is cheaper? If your not couponing, or couponing inefficiently then this is a valid question.

This is a BIG myth, and one that I wholeheartedly believed in for the longest time.  Coupons have to be used hand and hand with a SALE!  Before this epiphany,  I would take coupons to the store and either leave them on the shelf or put them back in my purse because the GENERIC items cost less.

The name brand is ALOT more than the generic.
The name brand is ALOT more than the generic.

How many times do we get to a store and the name brand with the coupon is still MORE expensive than the generic?

Well, in order to save big, you can’t shop out of need anymore.  You need to shop off of the sales!  This is how you can buy your favorite name brand organic food and save big!  When the there is a sale on your favorite item and you have the coupons, you will need to STOCK-UP enough to get to the next sales cycle.  Thereby eliminating the  NEED to purchase at full price and paying too much for name brand.

I hope I busted a few of those common myths about couponing?  If you still have reservations, please share them in the comments so that I can help you to become an extreme couponer too!





Rebate Apps- Checkout 51 Edition

Couponing is not just cutting coupons to save money.  There is a ton to be earned back through rebate apps downloaded to your smart phone.

All rebate apps are slightly different, but the idea is you will purchase an item from the list given, usually use your phone to scan the barcode of that item, and then submit a picture of that receipt.  Then usually within 24 hours you will get that money back.  Once you build up a certain amount of money then you can cash out.

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I always say to start with Ibotta first but as you get comfortable, start earning even more back with other rebate apps like Checkout 51.

For more info on other rebate apps: “Rebate Apps: The Ibotta Edition” & “Rebate Apps: SavingStar Edition




Checkout 51 does not have the teamwork aspect like Ibotta or the ability to earn extra money by hitting bonuses, but it does have some awesome features!

  • The store from where you purchased the product doesn’t matter.  So as long as the product matches the rebates offered, you are good to go!
  • You can submit for more than one item on most products.  If you purchase 2 boxes of cereal then you can get money back for both!  Note: Check the fine print, there will be a limit per product.

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  • You usually don’t have to scan the barcode of the items.  Just submitting a picture of the receipt is enough.  Note: Some items do require barcode verification.
  • Pick Your Own Offer- every week you will get to pick a healthy item to redeem money back.  This is a great way to save money on produce.

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  • Enter to win a $500 grocery shopping trip with a receipt showing you’ve spent $60 or more.  The best part is, you can submit a receipt to enter even if you don’t have any rebate offers to claim.

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To submit:

  • Click the “Upload Receipt” Button at the bottom of the app.
  • Take a picture of the receipt, be sure to get the name of the store on top and line up the edges of your receipt.  Must be able to clearly read the products.  If the receipt is long, just click “Add Section” and take several pictures until the whole receipt is pictured.  Then click “Finish” when done.
  • Next, go through the list and click on each item you have purchased.  If you have multiple items it will prompt you to add the number with the + sign.  If the item requires barcode verification then a scanner will appear to scan the barcode.

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  • Finally click “Claim It” to submit.

Its as easy as that!  It may take a few hours to see the money added to your account.  Once you’ve reached $20 or more you can cash out.

Stacking Coupons at Target

“Stacking” your savings is how couponers take couponing to the next level.  Now, if you aren’t familiar with how to use manufacturer’s coupons, then please read “2 Rules to Extreme Couponing” before you tackle this lesson.

“Stacking” is a term we use in the coupon world when we are using multiple ways to save money on a product.  Now, you can’t use more than one manufacturers coupon on an item, but you can stack that manufacturers coupon with a store coupon and/or a rebate app and/or CAT (Catalina) and/or gift card back…the list can go on.

So, every store has a different coupon policy.  I recommend that you pick at least one grocery store and one drug store as your main store.  Learn the couponing policy and follow the sales cycles to get the best deals.




Stacking at Target

Target logo

So, there are many ways to stack your savings at Target in the store.  Rarely will you have a deal that uses all of these together, but several at a time are common.

  • Manufacturers Coupon
  • Cartwheel App– get % off but after store coupon is applied
  • Store Coupon– must say “Target Coupon” at the top
  • Gift Card Promotion- must purchase a certain number of products
    • example: Free $5 Gift Card when you buy 4 Old Spice Products
    • example: Free $10 Gift Card when you spend $50 in Personal Care products
  • Text Coupons- text “COUPONS” to 827438 and you will get coupons texted to you once a week.
  • Promotional coupons-
  • Red Card– get a debit or credit card and get 5% off of your purchase with the use of the card.

Deal Scenario:

Purpose Litter Retails for $9.99 at Target
Purpose Litter
Retails for $9.99 at Target

Two Purina Purpose Kitty Litter

  • Retails for $9.99 each- $19.98
    • Apply store coupon for $1 off – $18.98
    • Apply Cartwheel app for 50% off- $9.49
    • Apply manufacturers coupon for $10 off 2 boxes- -$.51

FINAL COST:  Moneymaker of $.51

**Note: when you have an overage at Target, you will not get that back in cash, so be sure you have something else in your cart that the overage can apply to.

For the official Target Coupon Policy click on this link.

2 Rules to Extreme Couponing

This is the lesson that you don’t want to pass up!  There really are only 2 rules to making you an exteme couponer.

One of my favorite phenomena’s to witness is watching “unbelievers” become true believers while teaching couponing classes around the Northern Kentucky area.  As the class progresses, I get to watch as their brains start to connect how couponing will work for them!

Too bad I can’t watch you read this so I can watch your light bulb come on!

Photo Credit: giftstogive.org
Photo Credit: giftstogive.org




Rule #1: Always use a coupon when something is on sale.

Ok, I know the rule seems pretty basic and not earth shattering, but really this is where the disconnect occurs with non-couponers.  They don’t understand how couponers save SO much money or get free things because they don’t understand how couponing works.




Non-Couponers:

Usually non-couponers will make a meal plan for the week and then base their grocery list off of the meal plan.  Makes sense for the most part.  However, you will be purchasing your products out of need and will pay full price for most items.

Couponers:

Couponers make their grocery list off of the items on sale for the week and the coupons that match those items.  We then make out meal plan for the week based off what is already in our stockpiles, NOT what we purchased on the grocery trip.  Some exceptions maybe fresh produce or items we can’t stock up on.

Need + Coupon = Small Margin of Savings

But

Sale + Coupon = Large Margin of Savings (even FREE)




Rule #2: Use Multiple Coupons

So, when the sale is HOT, you need to STOCK-UP and buy multiple items!  If you only purchase one item, you will run out within a week or maybe 2, and then you are off to the store to purchase another at FULL price.  So you should purchase multiple items to see that savings!

BUT WAIT!!!!  The coupons says “1 Coupon Per Purchase”!!!!

True…but that doesn’t mean one coupon per transaction.




Photo Credit: slideshare.net
Photo Credit: slideshare.net

Now, you can’t use 4 manufacturers coupons on only one product.  However,  you can use 4 manufacturer coupons on 4 products!

Stacking coupons is an option at some stores…but that’s a lesson for another blog.

For more info: “Stacking Coupons at Target”

So, its as simple as that!  You think you can handle extreme couponing now?  Please leave your questions in the comments.





Top Ten Signs You Are An Extreme Couponer!

Top TEN Signs You Are An Extreme Couponer!

10.  While searching the web, you get a tip on an extreme deal from a website and immediately run to the store in the middle of the night.  You are an extreme couponer!

Baby Food
I don’t have a baby, But they were FREE!!!!!!

9.  When someone asks your 4 year old “What does Mommy know the most about?” and she shouts “coupons!”  You are an extreme couponer!




8.  When you celebrate a good shopping trip by taking a picture and posting it on Facebook,  You are an extreme couponer!

70 Percent Savings!
70 Percent Savings!

7.  When the first thing you do when you wake up is check Ibotta to see what items were added overnight. You are an extreme couponer!




Don’t know what Ibotta is?  Checkout the article “Rebate Apps- The Ibotta Edition

New Ibotta Rebates! Yes!
New Ibotta Rebates! Yes!

6.  You know what “SS”, “RP”, “P&G”, “CATS”, “Blinkie”, “Peelie”, and “oop” stand for and can speak fluent Couponese.  You are an extreme couponer!



5.  When refusing to go to the shorter line because you want the young, male cashier (because he will be easier to work with, not because he’s hot)  You are an extreme couponer!  (or perhaps lonely)

Check out- “I’m a Cashier Stalker…” if you can relate to #5.

4.  When you already have 15 or more Body Washes and 30+ tubes of toothpaste,  but still go to the store to get more because it is free, You are an extreme couponer!




3.  When you have more rebate/store apps on your phone than you do contacts, you are an extreme couponer!

Rebate and Store Apps!
Rebate and Store Apps!

2.  When you hate holiday weekends because the Sunday paper doesn’t include coupon inserts,  You are an extreme couponer!





1.  When you pile up on dog treats and kitty litter because it was FREE but you don’t even own a pet, You, my friend, are an extreme couponer!

It was free! I can always donate it.
It was free! I can always donate it.




Did I miss something?  Please leave me a comment below of another sign that should of made the list!

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Creating A Stockpile!

When the common everyday person thinks of a “couponer” they immediately conjure up some pretty terrible images.  They picture that crazy lady in the store lugging around a huge binder filled with coupons.  They envision her home with products hidden under the bed and in her closets.  Maybe she has a stockpile of goods that has taken over her basement, garage, and/or extra bedroom.

Picture from www.mrsjanuary.com
Picture from www.mrsjanuary.com

Although that is what is depicted regularly on the TLC show, “Extreme Couponing,” that isn’t the case for many of us extreme couponers.




If you google the term “stockpile” then you would read: “a large accumulated stock of goods or materials, especially one held in reserve for use at a time of shortage or other emergency.”

While we are not necessarily preparing for an emergency, a big part of making couponing work is creating a stockpile of products that you actually use.  That’s because, when you find something is on sale, and you have coupons that make it super cheap or even FREE, you want to stock-up!

But why stockpile???



Well, sales tend to run in cycles, usually 4-5 month cycles.  When your favorite brand of peanut butter goes on sale, it may not be back on sale for 4-5 months.  If you only take advantage of the deal once, guess what???  Once you have eaten that ONE jar of peanut butter, you’ll have to go back next week and purchase the peanut butter for FULL PRICE!

Sad PB
Only one jar of peanut butter! Thanks kids!

Instead, create a small stockpile to get you through to the next sales cycle.  This will help you to SAVE MONEY on those items you purchase regularly.

Once you get to the next sales cycle of your peanut butter, only purchase enough to replace what you used over the last 4-5 months.  If you didn’t purchase enough, then buy more than the last time.  If you have extra, you won’t need to get as many.

Stockpile of Peanut Butter makes my kids happy!!!
Stockpile of Peanut Butter makes my kids happy!!!

Another thing to remember is that some sales cycles are yearly.  Items like cold medicines, suncreens, school supplies, etc will go on sale once a year.  So, be prepared to stock-up for that entire year!

Sunscreens purchased for $.74 each with a sales price and coupons!
Sunscreens purchased for $.74 each with a sales price and coupons!

Can you see how stockpiling helps you to be a SUCESSFUL couponer?!

Just remember, you are only stocking up to make it from one sales cycle to the next, not to survive the Apocalypse!




SWS Pro TipTo really stock-up, you need to purchase MULTIPLE Sunday newspapers to get MULTIPLE coupon inserts.  Please read “So, you want to coupon without buying a paper…” for more information.

Organizing Your Coupons: Do I have to cut every coupon??? NO!

As I told you in the earlier post, “I Don’t Have Time to Coupon…YES YOU DO!,” couponing is not difficult.  In fact, it’s down right easy.

Organizing your coupons is even easier!  I’m not one that has time to clip every coupon nor do I want to carry a large binder around when I’m shopping.

For those of you that choose the binder method, great!  Have I missed out on a clearance deal here and there without carrying around all of my coupons?  Sure.  But overall, my couponing method is what works for the majority, those that don’t have the time to clip every coupon.




So, what you’ll need:

  • Newspaper Inserts
  • Post-Its
  • Pen
  • File Folder

Before we go further- you need to know the difference between the inserts.  There are 3 different types of inserts you’ll find in your Sunday paper.




  • Smart Source (SS)- these inserts contain money saving coupons on groceries, home, and personal products and come regularly most weeks.  These coupons should be saved in your file folders for 6-9 months.  A few times a year you will receive 2 Smart Source inserts in the same week.

  Smart Source

  • Red Plum (RP)- these inserts also contain money saving coupons on groceries, home, and personal products and come regularly most weeks.  These coupons should be saved in your file folders for 6-9 months.  A few times a year you will receive 2 Red Plum inserts in the same week.

Red Plum

  • Proctor & Gamble (P&G)- these inserts offer coupons for P&G products and come out once at the beginning of the month and are only good for that month.  For example, the P&G for July will expire at the end of the month, so you can throw the July P&G away on August 1st.

P&G

Once your paper is delivered or purchased from the store, you need to pull them out and stack in like piles.

Then, take a Post-It note and write the date and insert abbreviation on it.  (Example: SS 7/26)  Stick it to the insert and file it in your file folder.

DONE!



When you start to prep for your grocery trip, you will check websites like www.shoppingwithshana.com,  www.krogerkrazy.com or www.thekrazycouponlady.com (a few of my favorites cites) and they will present the deal.

Check it out!!!! By just clipping the Bic Coupon from Smart Source 8/2, you can get FREE razors!
Check it out!!!! By just clipping the Bic Coupon from Smart Source 8/2, you can get FREE razors!

Just pull the insert, clip it, and head to the store!  Poof!  You’re done!!!!

Start collecting those inserts and watch the savings start to build!



I Don’t Have Time to Coupon….YES YOU DO!!!

Since I’ve been teaching couponing classes I have heard it all when it comes to excuses.

“I don’t have time to coupon.”  “It is just too much work.”  “I refuse to carry a binder around the store.”  “Couponing doesn’t work for me like it does for you.”

Sorry, no excuses!  no-excuses-white-design-280

Remember, I’ve been a teacher for the last 10+ years, I have heard every excuse there is and I am not going to accept them.

Couponing is NOT difficult, but it is a different frame of mind when you are shopping.  You don’t shop out of NEED anymore, but off the of SALES.  This is what brings the large savings.




So, how much time does it actually take to be a couponer?

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Well, I will admit, you are going to spend more time prepping your shopping trip but the time saver is in the store, since you know exactly what you are going to get and going to spend.




So, let’s break it down….

  1. Open your papers, pull out the inserts, & file (5 mins)
  2. Prep your shopping trip- check websites, make list, print coupons or clip coupons (hour or less)
  3. Drive to the store (varies)
  4. Shop (Less than an hour- as long as you stick to your list!  Could vary more if you don’t know the layout of your store.)
  5. Drive home (varies)

So, in less than 3 hours you can complete your couponing trip.  Now, that might seem like a lot of time, but I’d like you to really think of how long it takes you to grocery shop now???



Before couponing, I spent very little time prepping, maybe 15-20 minutes preparing a list but I spent the bulk amount of my time (2-3 hours) in the store looking for the best price!  And if I have my 2 kids…they are whining, picking on each other, and jumping on and off the cart.  The more time in the store, the crazier the kids get!

Shopping with my little man.
Shopping with my little man.

So….couponing doesn’t take anymore time than what you probably already spend, it just changes how you spend that time.



So, you want to coupon without buying a paper…..

So, I started couponing in January of this year.  I’ve been going about 7 months and it has totally changed our budget!

I save, on average, 60% on groceries.  Where I was spending $100-$120 a week on groceries, I’m now spending, on average, $40 a week.  And my cart is just as full if not more so plus I’m buying name brand.  (I was totally a generic or whatever is cheapest kind of girl!)

$177.02 in groceries that I spent $42.33 on. A 76% savings!
$177.02 in groceries that I spent $42.33 on. A 76% savings!

So, as I post pictures on Facebook and my friends ooh and aww over my amazing hauls, I always get the question “How did you do that???”

Well, couponing of course!!!



So the main idea with making couponing work for you is to pair coupons with sales.  When the sale comes to your store you need to grab a coupon and make that savings larger or even FREE!

But where do we get those coupons???? Here are a few options.

Print Coupons

Print coupons are an option (coupons.com) and I print coupons quite often.  However, you are limited to the number of prints per device. Furthermore, print coupons are limited nation wide.  So, if there is a HOT coupon and you don’t print it right away, it will be gone quickly.  (By the way, print coupons tend to be the most scrutinized by cashiers.)




Newspaper

The BEST place to get coupons is the Sunday paper!  It comes every week and you are not limited to just one paper, purchase MULTIPLE papers!  A good rule of thumb is to purchase one paper for every member of your family.  I am a family of 4 (my husband, 2 kids, & myself) so I purchase 4 papers.  4 papers, means 4 of every coupon, meaning when that sale hits, I can purchase at least 4 of that item and STOCK-UP!

These were FREE and actually made me $.21 per seasoning!
These were FREE and actually made me $.21 per seasoning!

So the picture above is a great example of what having multiple papers can offer you.   Here is how it works:

When Kroger has a Mega Sale the deal is $5 off of 5 participating items.  so…

  • The Weber seasonings retails for $3.79
  • Kroger has them on sale for $1.79 ($2.00 savings)
  • Buy 5 participating items (doesn’t have to be the same item) and get $1.00 off per item.  That brings us to $.79 per seasoning
  • Add the Manufacturers coupon for $1 off one item and BOOM = MONEYMAKER of $.21 per seasoning!

Having multiple papers meant I could do the deal several times.  (Remember, you can only use one manufactures coupon per item so you have to have multiple coupons for multiple items.) Also, when you find great deals you need to stock up on them so you won’t be back the next week purchasing the item for full price!

So, you want to coupon….but you don’t want to buy a newspaper?  Yet alone multiple newspapers?  Well, then you don’t really want to coupon.




Trust me, once you start couponing, you’ll quickly make up the cost of multiple papers.  Spending $2 per paper each week will be nothing compared to the amount you’re going to save.

A world of savings will be open to you!

Be sure to check out my video on how to organize your coupons in the article “Organizing Your Coupons: Do I have to Cut Every Coupon??? No!




SWS Pro-tips:

  1. Don’t purchase on Holiday weekends- no inserts!
  2. Buy a subscription & multiple subscriptions if you can.  This will guarantee you get the paper and not forget.  If you live in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area contact me to take my couponing class and get a deal on your newspaper subscription!
  3. You don’t need to clip all the coupons & keep a binder to be a good couponer!  Just follow websites and organize your inserts!  See video for more info.