Friday, July 9, 2010

Couponing 101

                                                                   My coupon book

This is my second coupon book.  A few weeks ago I must have left mine in a cart at a store, when I realized it was gone I started checking stores I go to and there was no sign of it.  Somebody must have hit the jackpot because it was FULL of coupons! I keep trying to remind myself not to get mad about losing it, someone may have needed it more than me. A very sweet friend surprised me and made me a new one. She even decorated it for me with my family pictures. This time I put my business card at the top and taped it in so it is easier to see. I carry this book everywhere that I shop.  You may know this but you can combine a store coupon with a manufactures coupon at most places.  Take advantage of this. Go through your adds such as Walgreens on Sunday and see what coupons you can stack. This can really save lots!

I use a plain notebook and baseball card holders. I have each section divided into categories such as pantry, dairy, freezer, cereal, toiletries, cleaners,produce.
I put each coupon in one of the card slots so I can see each one of them.  I think this makes it easier to see what I have coupons for when I am shopping.
 I know you are thinking this is a lot of work.  I promise you it is worth it for the money that you can save just by taking the time to sort your coupons.
Here are a few websites I use a lot to help me.
If you have any questions about any of this please let me know. 


  1. Thanks Kim! This is exactly what I need to get started! Thanks again for taking the time to post this to your blog!

  2. This has happened to me before--more than once! Annoying!