Interested in saving money

@bblessed (1822)
United States
October 10, 2006 12:16am CST
I am wanting to get started couponing. I have a pretty big family and know this would have to help out on the bill. I bought the big sunday paper the last two weeks and clipped out the coupons. I think I saved 3.00 on my grocery bill this week from coupons.What is the best way to organize the coupons, by date or by items? Also I would like to rebate. I sent in one that was for hunts ketchup but I had to send in the whole grocery receipt so how will I be able to get any more rebates from what I bought that week when I dont have the receipt? Looking forward to saving money and learning new things. Thanks for your response in advance! My mom used to rebate all the time. I remember her saving boxes and stuff to send off for rebates.
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@chukwudi (1100)
• Nigeria
24 Oct 06
yes i like saving money ,for good things on plan
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@bblessed (1822)
• United States
2 Nov 06
thanks! http://www.netwinner.com/?signupCode=blessed play and win
@antoisra (821)
• Sri Lanka
17 Oct 06
As a poster already said, keep them in order of item, but in the item-order, also in order of date, so you make sure to use the oldest first.
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@bblessed (1822)
• United States
2 Nov 06
thanks!
@bhbirdie6 (1769)
• United States
17 Oct 06
Coupons and rebates are great ways to save money. I really like rebates because they actually send you a check and it ends up feeling like extra money instead of saved money.
@bblessed (1822)
• United States
2 Nov 06
yes I just got a rebate back the other day for alittle over 2.00. Not much but it is better then nothing! http://www.netwinner.com/?signupCode=blessed
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
25 Oct 06
check the shops online, they always have that portion for sale, rebates, clearances, and roll-backs. here's a funny article on money wisdom ... http://www.quazen.com/Home/Personal-Finance/Money-Wisdom.3562
@bblessed (1822)
• United States
25 Oct 06
thank you for the response
• United States
25 Oct 06
Great subject. I got a lot of good ideas just from the few posts. I am very glad you started this discussion!!
@bblessed (1822)
• United States
25 Oct 06
me too
• United States
25 Oct 06
I never did a rebate. I do clip coupons now for 3 weeks now. I saved about $4.00 just on cleaning supplies. I buy my daughters clothes on clearance racks. Tjmax,marshalls, www.wetseal.com. There prices are so good. there is no need to wait for clearance. I do get a bunch on sale though. I shop for xmas starting August. This way you get the clearance toys etc before christmas stock is up. I buy the loose pantys form k-mart alot when they have them for .25. I buy The same white socks for school. The same brand and etc. it saves me money on lost socks. Since all her school socks are white,the same.
@bblessed (1822)
• United States
2 Nov 06
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@saphire539 (1641)
• United States
25 Oct 06
Try making copies of the receipt and find out if you can send in the copies for the other items you can get rebates on.I try to use coupons as often as possible and also i shop alot for the buy get 1 free offers at our stores.
@bblessed (1822)
• United States
2 Nov 06
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@Lushlie (572)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Check with your local grocery stores too. I used to shop at one that doubled all coupons plus you could use the store coupons too. So I would save tons of money that way. Getting stuff for next to nothing. Good luck!
@justlord (332)
2 Nov 06
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@SachseMom (449)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Actually I've been clipping coupons and doing Rebates for several years now. I can buy a weeks worth of food for $20 a week now. I shop for 6 people. I get Toothpaste, Deodarant, Hair products and makeup for free all the time! Check your Rebates and see if you can make copies of the receipt, a lot of them you can't. You will have to buy them all separate so you can send the receipts in. Some sites that I visit that help me and give me tips are www.afullcup.com and www.iwantfreegrocies.com. They will help you get started!! About filing put them in order by items like breakfast, cleaning, frozen foods and so on. then put the oldest date in the back. Make sure you take your coupons everywhere you go cuz you never know when you will find a deal. Walgreens and Target always have good deals with their coupons and you can use a manf coupon also to save even more money. And CVS offers ECB's which gives you money back to use in their store!! Have fun and if you have any questions just let me know!
• United States
25 Oct 06
i would do it by the expiratin dates