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Five Reason Never to be Embarrassed if You Use Coupons

Coupons can be a great way to save money and organize your finances, but some people are embarrassed to be caught using coupons. There are still far too many people that place a stigma on using coupons with the notion that it’s beneath them. While some may look down on those who use coupons, that fact is that there is really nothing to be ashamed of at all when using them. Below are a few reasons that you should never … Continue reading

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Organizing Coupons on a Tiny Budget

There are many theories and tips on how to organize your coupons. A simple Google search will find thousands of posts recommending binders, plastic dividers, boxes, and much more. But one thing most of those posts have in common is some significant start-up cost. The last thing you'll want to do when starting to coupon is spend a chunk of money on organizing materials. Typical start-up costs could include: Binder – $5 Sheet Protectors – $10 Money or Card-sized Plastic … Continue reading

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Googling for Coupons

Do you ever remember seeing a deal scenario, but can't remember where? Or you know you saw a coupon that you could pair with a sale, but the coupon isn't showing up in the coupon database? Or maybe you can remember what brand a certain coupon or deal was for? The coupon database is a great tool, but it isn't always perfect. In that case, what do you do? Turn to Google. Googling for coupons and scenarios can be a … Continue reading

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10 Reasons NOT to use Coupons

Anyone who is on a tight budget knows that coupons can be a wonderful way to save money. Sometimes saving an extra dollar or two can make a huge difference in your weekly finances. While coupons definitely have a lot of benefits, they also have some downsides. Most of the time, the downsides of coupons tend to happen to people who don't use coupons all that often or who are easily swayed into buying something that they really don't need. … Continue reading

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10 Unlikely Places You Can Find Coupons

When people think about grocery coupons, they usually think about the coupon inserts in the Sunday paper. What many people don't realize is that there are a wide variety of places where you can find coupons beyond your newspaper. Here are a few places where you may be able to score coupons that you may or may not have thought about before: Social Media If you're on any social media account, you've probably seen ads that say something like, “like … Continue reading

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Grocery Store Deals That Aren't Deals

The secret that grocery stores don't want you to know about is that the “deals” that they offer aren't always deals. In fact, many of them are just a way to separate you from your money. Just because something appears to be a deal doesn't necessarily make it so. So before you buy something, take the time to really think it through and determine if it really is a deal or not. 10 for $10 Deals 10 for $10 deals … Continue reading

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Coupon Experiment: How Much Are You Really Saving During Super Double Sales When You Factor In the Cost of Gas?

By Shannen Bayless How much are you really saving when you go from store to store each week to find the best grocery deals? How much is it really costing to drive out of town to shop? These are a few questions I’ve been asking myself the past few weeks as gas prices continue to hover around the $4/gallon mark. This weekend, my husband took our kids to our cabin so they could get things ready for summer on the … Continue reading

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Finding Coupons For Your Grocery List

When you first begin couponing, and while you are still building up a stockpile of food, there are going to be times when you need to buy food that isn’t on sale. The question becomes how do you find the coupons for these products if you haven’t clipped, sorted and organized all the coupons from the Sunday newspaper coupon inserts? Fortunately, the Internet once again provides us with a way of efficiently finding these coupons without spending hours developing a … Continue reading

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Catalina Coupons

Catalina coupons (sometimes called “checkout coupons” and often referred to as “CATs” on couponing sites) are the secret weapon of extreme couponing that often allow you to get free or nearly free products at the grocery store — and sometimes even turn buying food into a money making opportunity. Catalina coupons are named after the company that distributes them and are coupons which you sometimes receive with your receipt at the grocery store. Catalina coupons do not actually come from … Continue reading

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Instant Discounts

When it comes to saving money on food, one of the best types of promotions to look for are instant discounts (sometimes called “instant rebates”). These are promotions put on by manufacturers when they have surplus of a product that they want to get rid of and thus encourage the shopper to buy multiples to get a discount. The best part of instant discount promotions is that you don’t have to do any extra work in order to get the … Continue reading

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