Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Coupon 101

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I will be teaching another coupon class tonight but I am finding a problem. I have lots of people asking about how to find great deals but fewer and fewer people coming to my classes. I know everyone is sooo very busy, life just kinda happens and messes up our plans. So I thought I would post tips, step by step, over a few days on how to save. Then you can read at your leisure and follow the steps yourself. By the way, if anyone has a group that you would like to get together I would gladly come to you to teach a class. I don't charge- so what do I get out of it you ask? Nothing really, just the satisfaction of helping others. I have been blessed in many ways and I just enjoy seeing others go WOW! at a great deal. Consider it the "Pay it Forward" philosophy. Plus, I just love sharing how I survive with only $100 or less a week for groceries, hygiene products, paper products including diapers, and household cleaners for my family of 6.

So tip #1: Get your coupons!
In order to work the coupons ya gotta have COUPONS. They mostly come from the paper. The Post Register has a "coupon" or "pinching pennies" deal where you get a daily paper but on Sunday you get 5 copies for $17/month on auto pay. Now, why would you want 5 Sunday papers? To get 5 copies of each coupon!!! Then when a great sale comes along I can stock up with my 5 coupons then sit back and enjoy until another great deal comes along. This is how you build your WORKING food storage. It will start to accumulate really quickly with 5 coupons. I spend about an hour on Sunday clipping my coupons AND filing them into my binder (more on this later) so it is not too time consuming either. The other places to look for coupons is in the mail, along the store aisles, or by trading with friends and online. Rebekah likes Suave shampoo, I like Pantene, so we swap. 10 Pantene coupons for the next sale YAHOOO!! It's win/win for both of us. Sound good? Get your subscription to the paper- YES it's worth it. Rebekah watched me for a couple of months before realizing she couldn't afford NOT to get the coupon subscription. You definantly get your money back.
Watch for how to organize your coupons next.... and leave me a note and tell me if this is helpful or not. I sometimes wonder who, if anyone, ever reads my wanderings...
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1 comment:

  1. I read them! But I've been to your wonderful class, and I'm still hooked on couponing. It has helped us SO much! Thanks for all of it. I'll be sure to direct anyone else to your blog now, so they can read up, or find out about your classes. And I can't believe all the canning you did! WAY too ambitious for me! And this while working nights, also! How do you do it??? =)


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