Simple Stories 6x8 album is not just for pictures and memorabilia, I have found that it is the perfect size for storing my coupons. The clear 4x6 and 3x4 pockets keep me organized and make it so easy to see my coupons. And, the size of the album easily fits in my purse, so I don’t have to worry about the bulk of a big binder – plus it is so lightweight.
Tip - the clear plastic pockets make it much easier to see all of your coupons so that you can easily use them by the expiration date or discard them when they have expired.
Tip: You can clip coupons from inserts in the Sunday newspaper, or you can print coupons online. My favorite coupon site is couponsuzy.com.
Tip: Walmart and Target do not double coupons, but if your coupon is for $1 or more, it is worth checking the price of items at those stores. Many times the price of Personal Care items are cheaper at Walmart than the grocery store and if the coupon is worth $1 or more, you maximize your savings.
Tip: It's really important to keep track of the days when the savings are best. Wednesday is when my local grocery stores print their newest sale flyers. This is important information, so that I can cross check items with my coupons to get the best savings.
10 Ideas for Saving Big
- Set up an email account that is just for coupons and join the online communities of the manufacturers you love. They will send you newsletters that may include coupons or promotions.
- Like the Facebook page of your favorite manufacturers and sometimes you will get an immediate coupon download. (I got a great Popsicle coupon for liking them and saved big at my grocery store).
- Find some online coupon sites that allow you to print coupons for free. (I love www.couponsuzy.com. It is easy and reliable and I have never had the coupons not work at my grocery store. SmartSource is also a good site).
- Subscribe to your Sunday paper for the coupon inserts. If there are coupons that you use regularly, consider buying extra copies of the paper and/or ask family and friends if you can have their inserts.
- Take advantage of digital coupons at your grocery store and be sure to join their "club" program. (I could not believe that I got $1.00 off a gallon at my store sponsored gas station just for shopping with my member card - that was big savings for filling up my SUV - about $20 in savings). However be careful not to load digital coupons for items that you have paper manufacturer coupons, the paper coupons will double, but the digital ones won't and some stores do not let you stack coupons.
- Look for catalina promotions on items you regularly buy and or NEW items. (I bought a brand new type of Kraft macaroni and got a $2.00 Thank You Catalina for my next shopping trip to the grocery store).
- Subscribe to magazines like "All You" which can be found at Walmart. The magazine regularly has over a $100 worth of coupons in each issue. Find cheap subscriptions to other magazines that carry coupons or talk about saving money (Better Homes and Gardens, Women's Day)
- Match ads in the weekly sale flyers from your grocery stores to the coupons in your book. The best way to save is to buy items on sale. Cross check promotions between stores. (We are lucky to have a Safeway and City Market right next to each other, so it is not a big deal for me to shop at both for items on my list and save big).
- Be flexible with brand names and experiment with new food items. Manufacturers release the highest dollar coupons for brand new items, so if they look good - try them. (I recently bought a new frozen fish that was on sale "buy 1 get 1 free" and I had a $1 off coupon, so I ended up with some yummy meals that we had never tried before for cheap).
- Try to hold onto your coupons close to the expiration date, stores will inevitably put the items on sale and that is when you can maximize your savings and even get things for free...
- Colgate and Crest Toothpaste
- Carefree Feminine Products
- Muir Glen Tomato Paste
- Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner
- Fructis Shampoo and Conditioner
- Pilot Pens
- Betty Crocker Fruit Roll Ups and Snacks
- Nature Valley Granola Bars
- Yakisoba Noodles
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