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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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Coupon Challenge Blogger Wanted!

We are looking for someone that would like to do some type of coupon challenge and blog about it here. The challenge can be absolutely anything as long as it’s somehow connected to using coupons. There is no need to have a blog or even to have ever used coupons before. All that is needed is to set a challenge and then record the progress for all to see as you attempt to reach your goal. I did a Eating … Continue reading

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Eating Organic on a Food Stamp Budget Challenge

A number of readers have expressed interest in me doing another grocery coupon challenge this year along the lines of the Eating Well on $1 a Day Challenge and cooking a Thanksgiving Dinner for Six for Under $1 Challenge. Both those challenges were rather extreme to simply show that it could be done, but they are not challenges that I would ever suggest that others try beyond learning the basic skills that were taught which can be used by anyone … Continue reading

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Extreme Couponing Lessons I’ve Learned

I have done a couple of extreme couponing challenges in the past including eating on $1 a day for 100 days and creating a Thanksgiving meal for six people for a total of $1. While it’s certainly possible to save money to that extreme, I would not recommend that anyone go quite that far. Instead, I feel it’s much better to learn the basics so that you can learn how to manipulate the grocery shopping experience in your favor (because … Continue reading

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Couponing: Picking A Grocery Store

Now that you know the different types of coupons out there and how to stack coupons, your initial urge will be to go full steam into couponing and try to look for the best deals each week at every store in your area. Resist this urge. Seriously. As I mentioned at the beginning, you want to take the first month to practice. The best way to practice is to choose a single grocery store you feel comfortable with to start … Continue reading

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Stacking Coupons

Now that you are familiar with the different types of coupons (manufacturer coupons, store coupons, Catalina coupons, instant rebates, product rebates, eCoupons) that are out there, it is important to learn how to stack the different coupons and discount promotions. Stacking is using a coupon in conjunction with a sale and/or in conjunction with other discounts. In other words, your stack discounts on top of one another. It is the process of stacking which will allow you to get food … Continue reading

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Electronic coupons (usually referred to as eCoupons) are coupons that you get on the Internet and load directly onto your grocery store’s shopping card. The main advantage of eCoupons is that there is no clipping and organizing involved when you use them. You simply chose them on a website and they are loaded onto your grocery store card. There are two main eCoupon websites: ShortCuts.com and CellFire.com. Grocery stores have also recently started to create their own electronic coupon database … Continue reading

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Free Trident Gum at Safeway

There is a possible opportunity to get free Trident gum this week at Safeway. Yesterday while I was buying 225 boxes of fruit snacks for the local food bank, I noticed a large cardboard displaynear one of the cash registers for three new types of Trident Vitality gum: Vigorate, Rejuve and Awaken. On this display was a tearpad with buy one get one free coupons (up to $1.69 value) on it. The terarpad was in the middle of the display … Continue reading

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Free or Cheap Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks

I just got back from Safeway and I was able to purchase 60 boxes of Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks for free. Even if you don’t have any coupons, you should be able to purchase 5 boxes of fruit snacks for $0.45 tomorrow (Tuesday 3/8) The key is that the Catalina machines are printing out two coupons when you purchase 5 boxes of Betty Crocker fruit snacks. One is a manufacturer coupon for $1.50 off 3 Betty Crocker fruit snacks The … Continue reading

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Product Rebates

I will state up front that I am not a big rebate fan. Since one of the main objectives I have with couponing is to make it as easy and painless as possible, rebates usually don’t fit with this goal. Even when the food will end up free after the rebate, the amount of extra effort it will take usually makes me decide to pass the vast majority of the time. It just isn’t fun for me to gather all … Continue reading

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