Frugal Mommas Couponing School is completely free – another great resource to help you save your family big money each and every week! We’ll show you the ins & outs of how the extreme couponers save thousands & teach you simple strategies that you can implement right away to begin the journey into abundant living on a frugal budget!
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- Online – FrugalMommas.com is your #1 source for couponing! Choose & print right from the site.
- Sunday Paper – inserts include Smart Source (SS), Red Plum (RP) and Procter & Gamble (PG). You will want at least 2 copies of the paper to get started. If you really want to go coupon crazy – get 4 copies!
- Mobile apps like Ibotta & other eCoupon apps – Ibotta is a great tool to keep on your cell phone. Store memberships like Publix, Kroger, and Winn Dixie will also save you coupon money – either with in-store discounts or by allowing you to load electronic coupons to your store card from their web site. Go to your local stores site & see what they have available.
Organizing Your Coupons
This FrugalMomma loves me some binders! Not only can you enjoy the FrugalMommas Homemaking Binder – but you can create your very own couponing binder as well.
The most organized way to use the binder is to store a few clear baseball card collector pages behind each binder cover page for each section of the store. Some people use several clear pocket page covers to store coupons from each section.
The BOGO (buy one get one) deals are most often where you will get the best savings as you learn to stack coupons.
Stack Those Coupons
Stacking coupons is a great thing! Usually, you can grab store coupons from places like Target, Walgreens, Kroger, Rite Aid, Publix and Safeway, and stack them on top of an item WITH a manufacturer coupon.
For instance – let’s say that Target has Lays chips on BOGO sale for $5.00, already you are getting 2 bags of chips for only $2.50 each – but you’ve been collecting your coupons from the Sunday paper (2 copies a week so you have at least 2 of each coupon) and you check your binder in the snacks section & find $0.75 off on any 1 bag of chips. You have 2 of them totaling $1.50 off. Now your 2 bags of chips are costing you only $3.50 or $1.75 each. But guess what? Target has a store coupon for $0.25 off on Lays chips – so you grab 2 of them and stack away!
The final cost of your 2 bags of Lays chips is $3.00 or $1.50 each . . . but – don’t forget to check your Ibotta app – you may even get to add more savings on top of that.
There are times – many times – when you will save a surprising amount of money with this simple formula. It is the heart & soul of couponing!
- Collect coupons
- Organize them
- Match them with sales (especially BOGO)
- Stack 1 manufacturers, and 1 store coupon on each item
Stay tuned for lesson 2 where you’ll learn to plan for success by implementing a new shopping strategy that will have astounding affects on your family budget!
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