Part Three: Mastering the Store

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Last week you got your feet wet and [hopefully] discovered just how fun using coupons can be.  This week you are going to dive in completely!

(If you are new to my blog or brand new to coupons, I strongly suggest you read Part 1: How to Start before going any further.)

After 3 weeks of collecting newspaper inserts and printing coupons, you should by now have a fairly decent stash. You still won’t be able to take advantage of every single great deal that comes along, but between inserts and printable coupons, you should be able to get most of them.

(As a side note, it is important to know that no one–not even me–gets to take advantage of every great deal. Newspaper inserts vary by region & printable coupons run out. Don’t get discouraged by this fact! You will still be saving a ton of money, and there will always be more good deals to be had.)

This week’s assignment will build on last week’s exercise, this time making a more complicated list and focusing on what to do once you get to the store and the checkout line. So once again, grab your glass of wine, cup of coffee, or other vice of choice, and get ready to dig in.

Oh, and just one more word of caution before you get started: This is the baby-steps program for learning how to do coupons, and I have tried to simplify it and streamline it as best I can, to help you get the maximum amount of savings for the least amount of time.

But do not be fooled, it will take time! Expect to spend at least 2 hours (and probably more at the beginning) each week preparing your list and gathering your coupons, and another hour at the grocery store.

Part Three Assignment

1. Make your shopping list, repeating steps 1-3 from last week’s assignment.

This week don’t worry about limiting yourself to only three items. Choose as many items as you like, using the following guidelines:

  • After coupons, it the item will be more than a 60% savings off the regular price AND
  • The item is something that you want and you and your family will eat or use AND
  • The coupon required for the savings is a printable coupon that is still available OR the insert coupon required for the savings is one that you have collected so far

2. Gather your coupons.

Using the links provided on your coupon matchup site, first print all your printable coupons (as many coupons as allowed from as many computers as you are using.)

Next, sit down with your list and coupon file and find the insert coupons that you need. (If you are having trouble deciphering the acronyms used, check out my coupon lingo guide here.)

As you gather your coupons, mark on your list how many of each item you will be purchasing. If you can’t find a specific coupon for an item on your list (remember, inserts can vary by region!) and you don’t want the item without the coupon, cross it off your list.

3. Prepare your coupons for your trip.

Go through your list once more and make sure you have the right number of coupons for each item, then stack them in the order of your list.  In a perfect world, if I was writing my list by hand, I would try to list my items in the order that I would find them in the store, which would probably save me some time and backtracking at the store.  When using the convenient printable lists, however, this doesn’t always work out.

Use a paperclip to clip your coupons together, and then use a second paperclip to clip your bundle to your list.

4. Go shopping.

Once again, I recommend that you limit this shopping trip to only coupon savings items.      Eventually you will be able to do all your shopping in one trip, but for the sake of our baby-steps program, you will have more success if you just focus on your coupons this time around.

Likewise, go at a time when you are relaxed and not in a hurry. If you can swing it, try to go without your kids so that you can really focus.

5. Collect your items. 

As you make the rounds in your store, scan your list to see what items you need from that section. As you gather your items, place the corresponding coupons in a separate pile, or in the “coupons to use at checkout” pocket of your Couponizer.

Be sure to double check and confirm the following criteria:

  • The item is actually on sale. Every once in a while, an item on the coupon website’s list will not be included in the sale at your store. Most stores mark their sale items very clearly, so be sure to look for a sale tag. If you have any questions about an item, place it to the side in your cart so that you can ask for a price check before you check out.
  • The sale item matches your coupon. Double check to make sure brand name, size, and specific product are all a match.

6. Checkout. Since you are confirming your coupons as you go, checkout should be a breeze at this point, but here are the some steps to follow to ensure a smooth finale to your first shopping extravaganza:

  • Before you get in line, be sure to set aside any coupons that didn’t match or that you decided not to use so that they don’t add to the confusion.
  • Quickly make sure you have all your correct coupons in order, and take a minute to count how many coupons you are using.
  • Look for the friendliest-looking cashier and get in line (In my experience the young male cashiers are the most friendly towards couponers. I’m not sure why.)
  • Remember to price check any items you may be unsure about.
  • Tell the cashier you will be using a lot of coupons and ask whether he/she would prefer them all at once or with each item.
  • When you place your items on the belt, be sure to place like items together, and try to put them in order of your list and coupon stack. This will make it easier for the cashier and easier for you to make sure that all your coupons are counted.
  • Watch carefully to make sure all your coupons scan, and be patient and friendly, as scanning a large number of coupons can take a while.
  • As soon as you get your receipt and before you walk away, quickly count the number of coupons scanned to be sure they were all counted. It is much easier to make any corrections right away!
  • Bask in the glow of your sheen of savings. You did it, you rock, you’re a coupon-crazy- money-saving machine!

And that, my friends, is enough for this week!

To recap:  Make your shopping list, following last week’s guideline’s and the above criteria, gather your coupons, get yourself organized and ready to go, then hit the store, taking time to confirm you are grabbing the correct items, your coupons match up, and the item actually is on sale, and then find the friendliest cashier you can and make your way through the checkout line, step by baby step.

Stay tuned for next week’s assignment, and please feel free to post questions below or share how you did this week.  I love to hear from you, and I make every effort to answer any questions as quickly and thoroughly as I can!

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  • Pam February 22,

    Any suggestions for those of us who have been unable to find a coupon match-up web site for our local grocery stores? I do go through each week’s ads for sales but if I have filed my total inserts unclipped am I suposed to search each sale item to see if there are any coupons to match up? I am confused. Seem like with out a match-up site it would be quit hard to figure out what items will be at least 60% off and have matching coupons.

    My local grocery stores are Tops and Wegmans in Western New York. I don’t expect you to find a site for me but I just mentioned them in case you know of some sites I do not know of.

    I am enjoying your blog. Thanks for your help,
    Pam

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    • Ruth April 14,

      Hi Pam-
      I now cover both Tops and Wegmans (along with about 30 other stores) on my sister site http://www.savingwellspendingless.com.

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    • Amber November 13,

      Pam,
      I found it easier to make a binder. I organized it in order that they appear as i walk the store isles. So, that way there I always have them with me. I find that a lot of times there are great deals/sales that were not advertised. I live in St. Louis and have found it hard to find a site with Shop n Save match up so I found this helps a ton!

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    • Anonymous March 10,

      I would suggest trying allyou.com/grocerydealfinder it compares the prices of your items in your area.

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    • katina gudes October 18,

      how pam i want to know how do you figure out how many items to get for that coupon and how many coupons do you need. I am very interesting in extreme couponing can u please help me.

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  • maria April 9,

    i love this site im learning so much . I’m happy i found help without having to buy somethimg thanks for your help

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    • Ruth April 14,

      You’re welcome!

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      • Jasira April 14,

        hello ruth I wanted to know how can you use more then one coupon per item?

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  • Tiny Spearman April 18,

    Hi Ruth,
    Help me please I am so confused. I have read your couponing for beginners, I went to savingwellspendingless,com as part2 of the homework. I am not getting what I’m suppose to be matching up. When I’m home I shop at Publix and Kroger, when away at my 88 year old mothers home I shop at Schnucks and ShopnSave. I have cut out some coupons from last weeks ads and I seem to be at a loss.
    Tiny

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    • Jessica Rockwell April 21,

      You are matching up your coupons with the deals going on at your stores. For instance,you said you shop at Publix,you will find coupon matchups on savingwellspendingless.com and you match your coupons to the deals that are posted there. I hope this helped!

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  • Christina April 21,

    I am having some of the same problems as the other person who wrote in about the stores i frequently shop at i cant find them any where. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. I use Save a lot, Chappells Cee Bee, and Freds.

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    • Jessica Rockwell April 21,

      You can Google “Save a Lot” coupon match ups. I have done this before and found some deals.

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  • ciera May 2,

    hey i have a question about different transactions..

    why do you have to have alot of different transactions? and when is it necessary?

    thank u .
    -ciera

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    • Ruth May 2,

      Mostly just at the drugstores when you are working with Register Rewards (Walgreens), Extra Care Bucks (CVS), or +UP Rewards (Rite Aid.) I explain more about that in weeks 5, 6, & 7! :-)

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  • Katricia Stoner May 6,

    A friend of mine gets a subscription to a magazine called All About You, it seems almost every page there are coupons to clip out, and bonus recipes!!! The magazine is only about 3 bucks but would be alot cheaper if you got a subscription….just food for thought.

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    • Ruth May 6,

      Thanks Katricia! All You is definitely a great coupon resource! A subscription is usually about $20, but very occasionally you can find a special somewhere.

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  • Lisa May 10,

    Thanks for the tips. I bought $79 worth of groceries for $39 from Safeway, and paid $2.26 tax on a Rite Aid run worth $45! This is awesome. I now understand what you mean by “Baby steps” because I attempted 9 seperate “catalina rollover” transactions at Walgreens and that was a 50 minute nightmare! It turns out that they didn’t have some of the items, which were on my list with other items that depended on getting another catalina back. I did remember to get rain check although I won’t get the catalina with them. This is awesome! What I need to know is how to get the BOGO-Free items for free (not paying for the first “buy one” item) by using a BOGO free coupon? Someone told me that if I use a BOGO coupon on a BOGO sale in the store, I would get both items for free and just pay the tax. Is this correct? I don’t understand the justification or logic. Thanks

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    • Amber November 13,

      Lisa,
      Yes that is correct. the manufacturer picks up cost of one and the store picks up the other. i like to do that and normally u can get a coupon also for like $1 or .55 off also and I use that to put towards a 3rd one. So, i usually get 3 for less than the price of one.

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  • Jackie May 20,

    Love all that I am learning. I found your site through your YouTube videos. They are very helpful. I am trying to print some of the coupons using my Mac. On some of the sites, like SmartSource.com, I was instructed to download the Coupon Printing software. I did, but got an error message and instructions that would apply to a Windows PC. I know you are not a “computer help desk”, but did not know if you or anyone else encountered this issue. I guess I am supposed to log into these sites with my Windows PC. :)

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  • Becky May 22,

    Thank you Thank you Thank you…. I can never say it enough. I only saved 50% this time but, you said baby steps. I am trying to remember that. So many life changing things happening in our life right now that this will help. I am also looking to get more free coupons without having to print them. I want to get all I can for free so I can help others out. Do you have anymore ideas on how to do that.

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  • Shannon May 26,

    Well… week 3:mastering the store is exactly what I did NOT do. :) I think I know where I mess up though and I am not giving up. I still have a safeway trip to make! So I went to Raley’s which is a local store for me. 2 pringles for $3 and 2 deans dip for $4. I went in thinking that I could use my 3 $1 off three pringles coupons and my 2 $1 off on two deans dip coupons. So let me see if I got this right, after a while of contiplating. Because the product was already $/2 I wasn’t allowed to use (2) $/2 coupons. It would have been different if it was (2) $/1 coupons, right? I look at it this way, at least I didn’t go in after a lot a products this trip :) Thanks Ruth for all the advise and tips you share. Like I said, not giving up!!! Baby Steps!!! Lesson learned!

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  • Breeanna May 27,

    I am going to start couponing! I watched a video on your website last night but can’t seem to find it today. It showed where to click to look at the list of grocery stores so you can see the sales for the week. Please email me if you can help!

    Thanks so much!

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  • Amanda May 31,

    I have to say this is the easiest website that i have come across I love it! I decided to start couponing a week ago (yes only a week) I went to the store today with some coupons for the first time I scored 15 free boxes of pasta I was so happy didn’t have to many other ones to use but I will I loved that feeling. I was just wondering how you figure out how to stock the coupons rather than only being able to get a couple at a time? thanks!

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  • Kimberie June 5,

    Hi I am new to your site and truly enjoying the beginner guide to getting started. I have done my first few weeks successfully and had a question on a possible deal. There is a sale on olay bar soap and a 2/$7 sale on crest toothpast and mouthwash. I also have a $1 off MQ for buy olay bar or bodywah and gr $1 off a crest toothpaste. I have another MQ for $2 off crest mouthwash. Could I combine these deals? I hope that makes sense :)

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  • Amarilis Lopez June 14,

    Hi, I loved all your videos on you tube, learned so much, of it, my trip this week to Wags, CVS, was 31cents, been couponing for almost 4months, extreme, my question is , do you sale the book or CD, how to master couponing, I try to download it, and print have a lot of problem, let me know cause I would like to have it……thanks for the great job, and your girls are beautiful…..

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  • Ashley K June 14,

    I love this website I feel so lucky to have found it. I am just get started and have only made a few shopping trips and already I am saving 65+% . I got my first free item the other day I didn’t think it was possible. It feels great to know I am helping my family in such a big way thanks so much.

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  • Kris June 18,

    I am terribly confused. There is only one chain grocery store that is local to me…Homeland. I check the adds and the match-ups and it seems there are only like 6 items tops that are available and half of them are not 60% or more savings. Am I missing something?

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  • Heather June 19,

    You can purchase “All You” magazine on Amazon for $1.66 an issue for 1 year or $1.42 an issue for 2 years. Compared to $2.50 an issue at Walmart. Ask friends and family to get you another subscription for your Birthday or Christmas.

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  • Michelle June 22,

    Hi Ruth,

    I’ve been going over all your post and I want to thank you for thinking of us begginers and spreading all this information into baby steps! My question is the following: How many newspaper subscriptions should I buy? I have a family of 4 and I saw that you buy 6-8 newspapers. I have also seen a lot of the other sites and “expert” couponers getting multiple set of inserts. How many should I focus on and why? How does this affect the sales and quantity limits and how do I put it all together?

    Thanks in advance

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  • Theresa June 26,

    I am having a hard time finding food item coupons. I have been to redplum and smartsource that you recomended but they all have the same items. Even the news paper is not carrying much for food. I got the house hold items, now I need some food! can you help?! Thank You!
    Theresa, in Maine

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  • Megan July 17,

    Ok so I am confused about one thing…. Where you can and cannot use a coupon. I just got a whole bunch of coupons from Kmart but the coupon doesnt say use “ONLY” at Kmart. It just has their logo. So does that mean I can use the coupon at any store??

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    • Amber November 13,

      if the logo is on the coupon it is a store coupon and can only be used at that store

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  • jacklyn August 7,

    Hi, Ruth
    This is my third step, i was wondering is it a good idea to print coupons even if i dont need them right now? ( like from coupon.com). How long do coupons normally stay on a site?

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    • Demaroge November 11,

      Yes …. apparently there is a limited print-run of each coupon set by the manufacturer. So if there is a coupon for Wrigley’s gum then Wrigley will decide to make available one million. In this case you want to be part of the one million before they are all printed off and used up.

      I read somewhere that most manufacturer coupons have ‘reset’ or they post new coupons at the beginning of the month. So it is best to print any coupons you would be using when the item (hopefully!) goes on sale in the near future.

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  • Brandi October 6,

    I was just curious, if you have a large load of groceries, how in the world do you unload your cart and watch the ‘machine’ for correct charges? Meaning – how can I make sure it is scanned the right amount, if I’m unloading my groceries. It’s very stressful. :(

    I give them my coupons at the end, and I can watch then, but I would also like to make sure the ‘sale’ items are ringing up correctly. Any advice is appreciated!

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    • Amber October 21,

      I am just starting out my own coupon savings but I would suggest to take a reliable person with you to unload you cart and make sure they know what to unload first and in what order as you are focusing on the register. I hope this helps you :)

      Amber

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      • Amber November 13,

        I organize my cart as i shop.

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  • Amber October 21,

    I wanted to say thank you so much for your tips. I made my list of three things last week and I prepared myself. I was so nervous getting all the items and being looked at like i am crazy but then at the cash register…IT ACTUALLY WORKED!!!! I saved 55 dollars on 32 items that would of actually cost me 75 dollars. I was so excited and your tips helped me a lot!!! I am looking forward to saving more in the future!!

    Thanks again for the effort you put into your website.
    Amber

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  • Amber November 13,

    This site is awesome! I have always couponed, but not to extremes. thanks for all the info it is helping me to get my husband and son on board!

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  • Sharee November 22,

    I’m having so much fun learning to coupon. And sharing it with all my friends (I had to create a fb group because I am posting so much). Thank you so much for making this so easy (& FUN!).

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  • Denisse December 12,

    Is it normal for casheers to be so rude when you buy more than one sunday newspaper? Not only that, I have had very mean people every single time. They make me feel stupid every time, any ideas? I am always polite but this is getting old.

    Thank You!

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  • Traci December 27,

    Ruth,
    I was trying to find the printable lists you talk about on Savingwellspendingless.com. Can you please explain where I can find that on that website?

    Traci

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  • Wendi January 6,

    What about the staples you have to buy week to week like milk, bread, eggs and fresh veggies/fruit? Are those just lost coupon causes? How i can save there considereing those are MUST haves?

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  • Panji January 7,

    So would you recommend printing and collecting coupons before looking through weekly ads and then buying accordingly? or only printing coupons according the the sales present on weekly ads?

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  • Rose January 8,

    Pam,
    I am taking you course and having loads of fun. Saved 24 dollars last week on my groceries between coupons and store sales! But I have one problem. Our local store Wegmans ads just show whats on sale of there store brand products. I had to wait till I got there and slowly go though the store and find the other sales. I am starting to watch some of the other little stores ads like you said to do, but Wegmans is our big main store of our area. Any advise on making it go easier there.
    Rose

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  • Diana January 30,

    I am so glad I found your “class”. I’m doing week 3. Made a couple of mistakes shopping, miscalculated a couple of items, but still had a 55% saving. And found out the hard way that some cashiers DO get rude with you when you have a lot of coupons.

    Thank you for the lessons!

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  • Kathy March 2,

    I have been doing extreme couponing and one of the things I’m face with is the calculation of the items and the price! The problem is how do you know how much to get of each item to sume up and the result of a zero balance.

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  • Vanessa October 30,

    Thank you so much for posting the couponing course! I love it!! I have been couponing for only about 3 weeks now, but my coupon collection is getting quite large. I am still trying to decide which grocery stores I like shopping at best (Wegmans, Tops, Walmart, *debating on whether or not to make the hike out to a Price Chopper or not*). The only trouble I am having is that my calculations are never what I except them to be at check out. I went to Walmart and I had calcuated the items that I was buying (all with coupons) should have been $20 out of pocket (about a 50% savings) but it came out to $25. Not sure where I went wrong- unless that extra $5 was the total tax I owed (but my calculations were based on the match-up website and what it listed as the normal retail price and then the total price per item after the coupon). Any advice/tips on how to do the calculations at home? Thats the only part I don’t have down 100%.

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  • sean November 8,

    Pam,

    I am very grateful for finding your web site. Like many others here, I believe this is by far the easiest site to utilize. I’ve been following your couponing course and am going into week three. My issue is that I am having a hard time calculating final costs since I don’t have prices of the items I want to purchase. Is there any place I can go to find current prices? I’ve seen videos where people have lists from the store, aisle by aisle of every product. I live in Minnesota and am finding that couponing can be challenging with many restrictions but I am perservering. Thanks again for your web site.

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  • Jen November 29,

    Ok i am getting ready to start couponing but am stumped. I have a coupon for .50 off of an item but my store sells a two pack would that coupon work for that or would i have to buy individuals?

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  • Edith December 18,

    Hi I have a question. If I have a special b1g1 and I have a coupon on top for say 1.00$ off do I only use 1coupon for that item?.. Or if there’s a special 10 for $10.00 and I have a coupon for that item do I use one coupon for that special or 10 coupons for those 10 items?..

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    • Mary March 9,

      Hi Edith,
      The only time you have to buy 10 items is if the ad/store specifically says you must buy that many items to get the sale price. I live in SE WI and a lot of the stores are doing that on items. I expect to see if people will still buy the items. I don’t usually mind if it’s like 2 – 4 items and I have really good coupons for them, but anything over that I really have to think about it. Many stores that have a 10 for $10.00 sale usually have many items to choose from (mix and match). It’s only worth it if it’s stuff you use and need and have coupons to bring the total down. If you have a b1g1 coupon and a $1.00 coupon off 1 you can use both. You’re technically buying both. If you have 10 for $10.00 items (all the same) and you have 10 coupons for those items most stores won’t let you use that many anymore. Every store usually has a coupon policy somewhere in their store or on their website. Sometimes a manufacturer will put limits on how many coupons you can use per transaction (that’s your total sale for those that aren’t used to that term). It’s usually printed on the coupon. I’m seeing a few more of those lately too. I hope that helps a little. My mom and I have been using coupons since the 1970′s. After her divorce and being on welfare for a while you just have to find ways to save money. Now if only I can get a really good truck for a couple of hundred bucks I’d be a happy camper! :)

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      • Tricia October 20,

        Hi Mary,

        Not sure if you will get this, but since I live in the same neck of the woods as you, I thought I would give it a shot!! Do you have a coupon match up site that you use? I’m new to this and the good one I found must not be in this region because after planning everything, I went to 2 different stores and the 1 didn’t carry the brand for the coupon, and the other didn’t have the offer that the website said it was going to have… Any thoughts would be great!!!

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  • dani March 26,

    umm this is sort of new and im an 11 year old coupon rookie, and my mom dosnt like buying three items or more of one thing to save. also she can be a pain in what to buy (sorry mom!!!) how can i avoid and some helful tips to help me PLEASE im in desperate need of tips.

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  • Alysia April 4,

    I am moving to Saint Louis, does anyone know of any good coupon match up sights?

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  • Justin April 4,

    I just love your website, I have been following your guide step by baby step, Made my first trip to Walmart today, walked out with a savings of $50. Going to go for my Week 3 trip soon. Thanks for the guidance.

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  • Tanya April 16,

    I am trying to bugdet a little better and love cpuponing, I have read my stores coupon polic (Winn Dixie). And am having trouble getting the stacking process mastered. In reading thiei plicy I am allowed only 2 coupons per item, one mfg and store, or one mfg with competetors. How do I captialize on having multiple coupons for an item, providing the best savings

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  • Kendra June 3,

    Can you use multiple coupons for 1 single item?

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  • Tia Terrell-Barnes July 8,

    I am a mother of seven and im always looking for a way to save money. My only problem is im not a weekly shopper can i still coupon if i shop every two weeks?

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  • Melissa July 23,

    thank you so much for the beginner steps to couponing! I went out with my children today and saved 124.00$ at my local grocery store! Unbelievable to me! I have never used a coupon in my life! I am so excited to move onto step 3 and tackle the grocery store with a big order! You have had a hand in changing my families life and mine in such a good way! Thanks again!

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    • Ruth Soukup July 23,

      You’re welcome Melissa! That’s awesome!

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  • kathy September 12,

    I did my first shopping trip, I did 8 coupons though. I bought $15.50 worth of stuff for $1.04, /thanks so much.

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  • Cheyenne Heuermann October 19,

    How do you do all your $ figuring? I need a little help.

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  • Megan January 13,

    Hi I was wondering like on extreme couponing people will buy a 100 of something and get it for a very low amount how does this work?

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  • Janet January 22,

    Hi, I just started couponing and I get so nervous when I am about to use a coupon at the checkout. What I am still confused on is how does the doubling coupons work I still don’t understand how I would be able to do that. If someone can please help me on this.

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    • Ruth Soukup January 27,

      Hi Janet,
      When shopping, you can use one manufacturer coupon with one store coupon per item.
      Hope this helps!

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  • Julie February 23,

    Hi Ruth,
    I am enjoying your couponing lessons! I have been couponing for quite a while and I wanted to share a tip that has really helped me to save: I have WalMart price match all of the best deals from the sale ads for my local grocery/drugstores. When I add coupons on top of these sale items the savings are significant, and as a bonus, I only have to go to one store. Although I still go to CVS and WalGreens for the ECB and RR!

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  • Amanda March 27,

    is there anyway to find out what is in the weekly ads before they come out? im finding that everytime I go to store the product I want is sold out. WALMART #norainchecks :( Or when is the best times to go shopping so that I don’t miss out on the items I want to get? oh and thank you so much for this website! A month ago my husband walked out on us and left me with no job and three kids to take care of. I have had little money to work with, but with your help I have manage to stock up on juice, deodorant, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and body wash. (spending less than $100) so Thanks Ruth you have no idea how much you have helped my family…:)

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  • Tina April 29,

    If you have a store that has a 10 for 10 sale does that mean you can use ten different coupons?

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  • Cindy May 1,

    I can’t thank you enough. Amazing results, I’m so excited!!! Thank you Thank you

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  • ashley June 2,

    how can you use more than one coupon for the same item(s), a lot of the coupons I have say something like limit one per purchase

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  • mimi June 26,

    I voted a 10 for you I love your blog. thank you for dedicating time to us out here in the world! I love in NAPA, CA

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  • Michelle July 10,

    I usually don’t go shopping every week. Can I need to go every week for this system to be effective?

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  • michelle July 18,

    Can u use to different manufacture coupons on the same item , for example if I get a coupon for $1.00 off a box of cereal then in next Sundays paper there is a coupon for a $1.50 off can I use both coupons on that same box of cereal
    Thank u

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  • Betty July 25,

    How do you know how many of a particular item you should buy with each coupon?

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  • Cassy August 25,

    Ok so for my first time around, using ad match ups and coupons. I got 36 dollars worth of stuff for only 9 dollars. All of this included 3 laundry detergents, 2 bottles of ketchup, 2/5pks kraft mac n cheese, 2/microwaveable mac n cheese cups, an almay eye shadow, 2/pkgs. kraft cheese slices, and an Axe deodorant. 75% savings. I’d love for it to be less, but I thought it was pretty darn good! :)

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  • Anonymous August 30,

    Hi if you have 2 or 3 of the same coupons can you use in one transaction?

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  • Anonymous September 3,

    What’s the best day to shop on? any particular one?

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  • Anonymous September 7,

    Can you use an internet coupon and a manufacturer coupon on the same item?

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    • Ruth Soukup September 9,

      You can generally use one manufacturer coupon and one store coupon. It is always best to check with the grocery store for their coupon policy. I hope this helps!

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