Tuesday, April 26, 2011

How to start gathering coupons

 I thought I would back this up a bit and start at the beginning.....Alot of you new at couponing have probably been watching the new TLC show, "Extreme Couponing".  I absolutely LOVE this show, but they don't give you alot of inside information about how these woman are saving 98% off their grocery bill.

 Can it realistically be done for the average person?  How do I start?  The answer is YES, the average person can do this!  First, start with gathering coupons!  One of the big questions I get asked is, "Where do you find all of your coupons?" There are a few ways to do this:

Buy Sunday papers and collect and cut the coupon inserts.  There are a few different types of inserts, Redplum (RP), SmartSource (SS), P&G, and General Mills.  Some weeks have more inserts than others.

Print coupons online. There are several coupon sites which you can do this from.  My favorites are:

Write the manufactor.  I've gotten some REALLY great deals from emailing my favorite companies.  Send a little note letting them know that you really enjoy their products and would like to know if you can be placed on their coupon mailing list.

Online Clipping Services.  There are quite a few out there.  This is a service that clips and sends you ONLY the coupons (or whole inserts) you want for a small fee.  Here are a few of my favorites.
Coupon Dede
The Coupon Master
The Coupon Clippers

Ebay.  I get ALOT of my coupons from Ebay.  Just type in the coupon you are looking for....bid...purchase...and they send to your house in a couple of days!  You can also buy coupons in bulk here!

I know that when you are starting out it seems crazy to "pay" for coupons, but keep following me here....I will show you how to make money with these coupons.  Alot of these are what we call "Money Makers" (MMs).  Yes, you can make money from coupons.  Alot of stores will pay you money back when you use mm coupons.  I will get into this in future blogs, but for now lets just stick with the basics. 

If you have any questions or are still feeling lost.  Please comment me here or email me at kimberleym1968@yahoo.com



  1. Found your blog via Blog Frog's Do It Yourself community! Can't wait to learn from you -- I coupon but currently I usually only save about 60% {except at CVS!} I'd love to know how they save so much more than that!


  2. Hi Amanda!! Most of the ways they are saving that amount is through double couponing, price matching and the money maker coupons through stores that do "overages". I live in a small town where we only have a Walmart and two other stores to price match with....no double couponing unless I'm heading out of town.

    The big Money maker coupon this month is the Similac Baby Formula. You can get these on Ebay (they came out almost two weeks ago in the Sunday paper.) you might have to pay 10.00 for 20 of the 5.00 off coupons, but if you use at Walmart you will still be earning 10.00 in overage. They are good through 5/31/11. Pair them up with the lowest Similac you can find to earn the overage.....I think the lowest one now is the Similac "Spit Up"

  3. Excellent post. We're always looking for coupons. Hugs!

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