Sunday, January 2, 2011

Need Ideas on Coupon Clipping

I've always been a coupon clipper and a money saver. I get an adrenaline rush when I score a bargain. I don't have the time or the sanity to go full force like those on TLC's Extreme Couponing. However, after watching the show the other night, it made me think about the ways I could go further with saving money.

In no way, shape, or form do I want to stockpile stuff just to say I saved money. On the other hand, in all ways, shapes, and forms, I'd like to maximize the ways in which I can save money. Currently I subscribe to a few blogs that advertise deals and I buy the Sunday paper every week, mainly for the coupons.

My question to you is, do you have any tricks of the trade or any suggestions for sites that would help me in my coupon quest?


Nichol said...

I used to be a major coupon clipper buying several newspapers and even buying on ebay. It just got tiresome. Are you a member of weusecoupons or afullcup? They are good sites. If you do coupon printing, and others are all good for coupons. It takes time. Get out your ads and your pile of coupons and see where the sales are. That's the best way. I also used to only shop at Walmart and then realized they don't double coupons so if you have under 1.00 coupons go to a store that doubles!

Ronalyn said...

I started saving money by buying generic brands (and still do). If I have a coupon and the generic is still cheaper, I buy the generic instead if I need it.

I use and to check on sales and match coupons.

You don't need to do a large stockpile like they showed on the show. You could stock up (meaning just have a few extra on hand) on things that you know you will use.

Their stockpiles were crazy on the show. Mine is basically 2 pantry sizes if I put everything together.