How to Start Couponing: Part 2

If you’re just now joining us on our How to Start Couponing Series, be sure to check out Part 1.

Alright!  Are you ready to learn how to coupon?  We’ll get out your sale ads!  If you live in Las Vegas, most of your ads should be arriving in your mailbox today, Tuesday.

Now the first thing I want you to do is look over all of the sale items listed in the ad.  The more and more you clip and coupon, you’ll start to recall coupons that you may have on hand.

You want to make sure you pay special attention to the front page and back page of your weekly ads.  Most of  the items listed on the front and back page are items at their lowest to entice you to come to the store and if applied  with coupons you can walk away with some freebies!

Here’s one sale that was on the back page of a weekly ad.

Now if you can see the Ad shows Crest Toothpaste on sale 10 for $10.00.  Even though it shows 10 for $10.00 my store sell this individually at $1.00.  I don’t have to buy 10 items for this item, that is just one way to the store entices you to buy more items.  After looking through my coupons, I happen to have $1.00 off Coupon, so guess what!!  This make this item FREE for me! Savings equals 100% using coupon.

Now FREE isn’t always the case..I may have a coupon but I may not be able to get the item for free however the savings is still significant.

Tony’s Party Time Pizza is on sale for $1.00, well I happen to have $1.00/2 coupon.  By using this coupon that I obtain from the SS (Smart Source) insert, I’ll be able to reduce the cost to 50% off, getting 2 Pizzas for the price of $1.00.  Savings equals 50% using coupon.

Depending on the store you shop at is another big factor in couponing.

Sorry for the pictures being so small… My ad, currently has Haribo Gold-Bears for $1.00, well I found a coupon online for $0.30/1.  This product is on sale 10 for $10.00.  Using this coupon at my store the cost would be $0.70.  However if you are one of the lucky ones whose store double coupons, this would be a great coupon to use, now making it worth $0.60.  You’ll be able to walk away getting this item for $0.40.  Savings equals 60% using the coupon at double the value.

See how your savings can fluctuate?  Couponers don’t always walk about with free stuff, no matter how seasoned you are.  It’s combining the right sale to the right coupon.  Having the right coupon and a bunch of them at the same time.. can make you an extreme couponer.

I strive to always save around 60% at the store.  To me, that’s realistic.

Join me tomorrow as I discuss Part 3 – How to save without printing coupons!



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Gina is an overwhelmed mother of 4 children which includes twins. She often looks for ways to make life a little easier. When she's not chauffeuring her kids to school, cleaning the house or taking her kids to their activities, she finds her sanity though this blog and through social media. Her journey would not succeed without remembering to put Faith first, Family second and Work third.
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