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Rainchecks: Always Look for Out-of-Stock Sale Items

When people begin to coupon, one of the things that they fail to take advantage of far too often are rainchecks. In fact, when you start couponing on a regular basis, you soon learn that a raincheck can be one of your best friends when it comes to saving money on your groceries. When you get to an aisle where you were expecting to get a great deal to find that the product has been completely wiped off the shelves, … 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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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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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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Manufacturer Coupons

I mentioned earlier that while in the long run couponing should save you time, there would be an initial learning curve. One of the most important aspects of this learning curve is understanding the different types of coupons that exist. The coupons that are most familiar to the vast majority of people are manufacturer coupons. These are important because they are the most common type of coupon and the ones you will come across most of the time. These are … Continue reading

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Free Oscar Mayer Hardwood Smoked Turkey Franks at Safeway

If you shop at Safeway, be sure to take a moment to see if you can get Oscar Mayer Hardwood Smoked Turkey Franks for free from 5/26 – 6/1 2010. Keep them for yourself if you and your family will eat them (you can freeze them so you have hot togs for BBQing the entire summer), or if you don't, get them for your local food pantry who will greatly appreciate them. There are currently peelie coupons on Oscar Mayer … Continue reading

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Coupon Queen Secrets

The approximately 300 billion coupons distributed in the U.S. every year offer $3 billion in savings. With all that savings floating around, you'd think that we would all have more money in our pockets, but only 1.26% of all those coupons are actually redeemed according ICOM Information and Communications. If you have read articles about “Coupon Queens” who are able to save 50% or more on their groceries using coupons, you may have wondered if these results are possible for … Continue reading

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