Saving Money with Coupons

United States
May 12, 2009 8:39am CST
Do you use coupons? How much do you save in coupons? Here are some tips I find useful: When cutting coupons, cut only the coupons you believe you will use. It’s a waste of time to cut everything. Unless you are a super couponer and plan to trade with others, just cut the ones you will use. Get a good coupon organizer so you can keep track of what you have. You can go here to read more about getting coupons Even if you don't get the Sunday paper, you can still get grocery coupons by printing them out. Some great sites for printable grocery coupons are and (target coupons) Before I go to the grocery store, I make a list of needed items and go through my coupons to see if I have any that could be applied. If I do I put those coupons at the front of the section for easy retrieval and reference when at the grocery store. Then I’ll quickly flip through all the coupons and see if there was anything I left of the use or something that will fulfill a need. Next, if I have time, I will go to an online printable web site and do a coupon search for anything on my list. I like A Full Cup best, but you have to register first (free) before you can really use the site. They have a searchable coupon database. I put in the product and click that I want only printable coupons to show up. Some of the great printable coupons right now on are Save $1.00 NABISCO on Any ONE (1) NABISCO 100 CALORIE PACKS (4.86 oz. or larger) Save $1.00 KRAFT® MIRACLE WHIP on Any KRAFT Mayonnaise Save $1.00 Crystal Light when you buy ANY ONE (1) Crystal Light Drink Mix product Save $1.00 JELL-O on the purchase of any TWO (2) JELL-O Gelatin or Pudding Snacks Save $1.00 HONEY MAID on Any ONE (1) HONEY MAID Grahams variety (16 oz. or larger) Save $1.00 WHEAT THINS on Any ONE (1) WHEAT THINS variety (7.5 oz. or larger) Save $1.00 KRAFT on Any KRAFT Salad Dressing Save $1.00 KRAFT BBQ on Any KRAFT BBQ Sauce (you can get this free if you print out the coupon and go to Target or Walmart. Both have this on sale for 98 cents, and 99 cents!) ----- Do you have any helpful hints on ways to use, get, or organize coupons? Please share.
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• United States
13 May 09
I'd have to agree with the tip about only clipping coupons for what you believe will be used. Otherwise, you just waste so much time clipping coupons. I've gotten in the habit of looking over the coupons first to see what could be useful. Then, after I check them, I wait a few hours until I'm not so busy to clip the coupons. It gives me time to think about what I saw and to decide on what I can use and what I'll never use. It saves me a lot of time.