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If you are just starting out this is the best weekend to do it. http://www.sundaycouponpreview.com/ has a list of the coupons you should find in this Sunday's paper. It includes 2 SmartSource, 1 RedPlum, 1 Proctor & Gamble, & Moments to Save (w/ Pepsi & Frito-Lay brands). The P&G only comes out once a month, and normally you only get 1 SmartSource at most.
You should look at either getting a Newspaper subscription from local paper or going to the Post Office and buying one. I also recommend getting a National Paper that has the inserts. Why? Well different areas of the country have different coupons offered. For example you might get a $1.00/2 in one area and a $0.50/1 in another. You would think, who cares I still save, well the $1.00 coupon doesn't double. Therefore the $0.50/1 is actually more like $1.00/1.
The number of Newspapers you should get is 1 per person in the household, I always buy 2 myself unless there will be a great coupon on say Propel, Water, Gatorade, etc that can occasionally be FREE.
So I went shopping today. Like I mentioned in my very first post, I'm not an Extreme Couponer, but if I save 50% I'm happy. And that's exactly what I did.
First Stop Weis
2 - 4pk Angel Soft Bath Tissue
10 - Smart Ones Entrees
1 - Kraft Homestyle
1 - Log Cabin Syrup
2 - Boxes of General Mills Cereal
2 - Dean's Dip
2 - Bags of Jelly Beans
Grand Total - $42.00
Total After Discounts - $20.00
Total Savings - $18.00
Second Stop Martins
2 - Gushers Fruit Snacks
2 - Keebler Crackers
1 - Giant Brand Chips
2 - Scott's Wipes
2 - Choc. Easter Rabbits
1 - Giant Brand Bread
1 Oscar Myer Lunchmeat
3 - Harbaro Gummie Bears ($0.19ea)
10 - Kool-Aid Packets (FREE)
1 - Giant Brand Pretzels
2 - Dole Salad Mixes
1 - Bag of Baby Carrots
2 - 1lb Ground Turkey
1 - 4pc Chicken Leg&Thigh
2 - 8pk Hot Dogs
2 - Edy's Ice Cream
2 - 9ct Bagel Bites
2 - Eagle Brand Veg. Steamers
16 - Yoplait Yogurt Cups ($0.25ea)
1 - 8pk Marcel Paper towels
Grand Total - $105.00
Total After Discounts - $60.00
Total Savings - $45.00
This wasn't quiet a 50% savings but very close. You have to consider there were a few items I purchased just because they were on sale ie: Veggies, Meat, Easter Candy. Normally you will not find coupons for these items. Thanks to Ann's Martin's Matchups
Total Savings this Year: $263.00* Since April 2011
From the Frito-Lay Facebook Page:
Tomorrow on 4/29/11 @ 2pm CT, you can get a free bag of chips from Frito-Lay. Head over to Facebook and like Frito-Lay so that you are ready for tomorrow. They will be giving away 24,000 bags — sounds like alot, but it will go fast.
http://www.coupons.com/ - Tons of coupons updated often. If you go to other websites to learn about couponing they will usually have these available to print from their site.
http://www.couponnetwork.com - This site is from Catalina, the same company that prints the coupons at the checkout. They also show the current Catalina offers that will print from your favorite stores.
http://www.redplum.com/ - These are different than the ones you get from the Redplum out of the Newspaper. Be sure to check here as soon as you get an email because print quantities are limited.
You can print 2 coupons per website per computer. If you have two computers you can print 4.
Only load 45 eCoupons onto your savings card, any more and it will delete the first one entered.
Check back often. The websites are always adding new coupons. If you subscribe to the newsletter they will let you know when (normally Sunday or Wednesday).
Find companies you like on Facebook and Like/Friend them. Occasionally you will get coupons.
Find a manufacturers website from a product you use. Sometimes they will have coupons if you sign up or take a survey. You can also email them and tell them how much you love their product and see if they will send you some coupons.
Like many I wanted to see what this Extreme Couponing was about. Now I don't need 100 tubes of toothpaste but I could use enough to last me and my fiance awhile. So I looked around the net found some ideas and got started. Two weeks ago I purchased 2 local newspapers, and printed everything I could find online. I used a few sites like Ann's Crazy World, Coupon Mom, and For The Mommas for ideas and help.
I didn't have all the coupons they said I needed, but I did have a few. I only shop at Weis and Martin's so limited my first shopping trip to those two stores. So how well did I make out... Total before bonus buys and coupons $427. Grand total after all discounts $227, a $200 savings. While I've heard stories of over 80% savings, I did have to buy a few things that were not on the plan because they were needed now.