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How Do You Extreme Coupon?
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How Do You Extreme Coupon?

Learning how to coupon can be of benefit, since it takes a lot of money to live. However, in order to get the best savings with couponing, you need to know how to use them . . . you need to know how to exteme coupon.

Where to Find Coupons

To get started on this path of extreme couponing, lets first talk about where to find them. Perhaps one of the best ways to find coupons is in the Sunday paper. The Sunday paper contains the coupon inserts SmartSource, Redplum, and Proctor and Gamble (however, not all three inserts are present in each week's paper). These inserts contain numerous coupons, which is why it is commonly recommended that you purchase three copies (or more) of the Sunday paper.

In addition to the paper, you can also find coupons in some weekly store ads. For example, Walgreens' weekly ad contains coupons. Similarly, Wal-mart's magazine, "All You," contains coupons. Furthermore, there are a host of coupons that you can find online. To give some examples, you can print coupons off of various store websites (e.g. Target), and you can find a plethora of coupons at Coupons (.com).

Knowing How to Use Your Coupons at Stores

Once you have your coupons, how do you use them? For starters, it's good to read the fine print located on the coupon (for example, you want to make sure the coupon hasn't expired!). When reading this fine print, it can be helpful to understand the lingo, the "coupon lingo," if you will. For example, some coupons might say that the coupon is good, "per purchase." Whereas other coupons might read that the coupon is good for only, "one transaction." There is a difference between the words, “purchase,” and, “transaction;” knowing the lingo of the fine print can be helpful (fyi, if I purchase four tubes of toothpaste, and if I have a coupon that says I can use it, "per purchase," this means I can use four of the same coupons to purchase my four tubes of toothpaste! Whereas, if the coupon read, “per transaction,” I could only use one coupon for my four boxes of toothpaste.). Note: You can learn more about coupon lingo by searching online.

In addition to reading the fine print and knowing the lingo of coupons, it is helpful to know your store's coupon policy. For example, if you shop CVS often, you can easily find and read about their coupon policy on their website, the same is true for other stores. Coupon policies differ from store to store, which is why is can be helpful to know how each store allows you to use coupons.

How to Coupon . . . Getting the Best Deal with Your Coupons

From this article you know where to get your coupons, and you know a little bit about how to use your coupons at various stores, but how do you get the best deal with your coupons? How can you save the most money by using them? The way to save the most money when you shop is to combine store sales with coupons. I will explain. Each week you likely receive weekly store ads in your mailbox. By looking at these ads you can see what items are on sale each week at different stores in your area. Low and behold, if you have a coupon(s) that goes with that sale, you could end up getting specific items for much, much less than you would normally pay. Matching store sales with coupons is an awesome way to save money at stores when you shop. But I must tell you, this kind of savings does require work. It requires that you search through the weekly store ads, and it requires that you keep your coupons (the ones that you've been gathering from the Sunday paper and elsewhere) well organized.

How to Coupon . . . Is There an Easier Way to Coupon, and Yet Still Save Just as Much?

Couponing, if done well, can save you a lot of money each month. For this reason, using coupons is worthy of consideration, particularly if you are looking to save money. How you end up using coupons, however, is entirely up to you. You can do it in a laid back manner, using coupons here and there. And sure, using coupons in this way will save you some cash. However, you can also use coupons in a more regular, extreme fashion, where you combine store sales with coupons, and thus end up saving big. The catch to couponing in this way, though, is that it can require a lot of learning, a lot of time, and a lot of effort. Fortunately there are websites that provide you with lists of sales and coupons that match those sales. Furthermore, these lists (on websites) are provided totally free to you.

How to Coupon . . . Conclusion

Learning how to coupon is one way to save money . . . that is, if you are looking to save. We know it takes a lot of money to live—to eat, to drink, to travel, to play. Sometimes we wish we could save more money, that things would be less expensive. Definitely, there are ways to save money with groceries each month. Couponing is one of those ways. Thus, we've been considering, “How to Coupon.” Knowing where to find coupons, knowing how to use coupons at stores, and knowing how to get the best deals with coupons are all helpful tips when considering this money saving idea. And still, if you are looking for an easier way, there are coupon services on the internet that do all of this research for you.


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