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What is the best way to start couponing for someone who has never done it much before

i have been wanting to start couponing...not too extreme but enough to really notice a savings more than just the typical one coupon a shopping trip..what is the best way to organize it and get started


Asked by ahsot1230 at 12:10 AM on Feb. 20, 2011 in Shopping

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  • i have just recently started. I started by reading about couponing which i found some of it to be confusing but some of it was helpful. The i would just get the sunday paper, they have lots of coupons, and there are a lot of websites with free printable coupons. The big thing to remember though is just because you have a coupon does not mean you have to buy it. I caught myself doing that at first and i was practically spending the money that i was saving. So just use the coupons that you need for things you normally buy or things you need. Another suggetion is to have a couponing party. that is where a group of couponers bring all of their left over coupons and you put them all out on a table and everyone can take what they like. And also, if you would like, i would more that love to send you my extra coupons so feel free to send me your address!

    Answer by arkelly2188 at 12:18 AM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • There are some great groups right on this website that other moms will post their scenarios.
    The easiest way is top find a blog of someone who shops the same grocery chain as you and copy the shopping trips they post.
    They will normally show you exactly what coupon they used and state where it came from or provide printable links. The key is combining your coupon with the sale on the item at the store and double dipping at drug stores and Target where you can use the store's specific coupon plus a manufacturer coupon on the same item.

    Answer by jamesonjustines at 12:16 AM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • i just started, get a weekly newspaper and start there. you can also see the local specials in it

    Answer by angevil53 at 1:04 AM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • Try coupon sense they are great!

    Answer by liteofmine71 at 2:38 AM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • Buy the Sunday newspaper and start with those.

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 6:13 AM on Feb. 20, 2011