Part One: How to Start

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If you are reading this Beginner’s Guide to Coupons, you are probably hoping to save some money. The good news is that you will save money. The bad newsis that you will have to work at it, at least a little.

Extreme Couponing can be a little scary at first. I originally decided to write this series after several friends contacted me to ask for advice on how to start using coupons. They would see me saving  70-90% or more on my grocery bill each week, and would leave this site inspired, determined to try it for themselves. But then, as soon as they started to look at all those coupons, they would quickly get stuck over how to begin, suddenly overwhelmed.

If this sounds like you, I’m here to help!  This is my 8 week “baby steps” series on how to start extreme couponing. Each week I break down the process into a manageable bite, complete with assignments for specific tasks that will help you get going.

If you follow these steps, by the end of the eight weeks, you will not only have a firm grasp on using coupons to save 60% (or more!) off your weekly grocery bill, you will also have an impressive stockpile of food and toiletries for your family to use.

Now for a few disclaimers: There are a lot of websites and “coupon experts” with a lot of different ideas for saving money.  Many of them are excellent.  Some I will even refer you to.  I don’t claim to have all the answers or even the very best or most perfect system for saving money with coupons.  But I do save a ton of money with coupons, and I post all of those results right here on my blog.

What I will share with you during the course of this series is what works for me. Feel free to tweak as necessary to make it work for you, particularly if you are reading from a different region and have access to different grocery and drug stores.

The purpose of this series is to break the process down, step by step, and to take it slowly so that it is not too overwhelming.  If you are catching on quickly, feel free to speed up the process. If you are having trouble, slow down and go back and re-read the previous week’s assignment.

Extreme couponing doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Any savings are better than none, so even if you only employ some of the techniques found here, you will still be saving your family money each week.

So without further ado, let’s begin with week one’s topic:  How to Start.

Starting anything new is hard.  We’ve all heard the saying, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”  And so it is with coupons.  Many people try to start saving with coupons.  However, after putting in a lot of effort and only saving a few dollars they simply give up and say it’s not worth it.  And I have to say, that kind of coupon shopping–clipping a few coupons here and there for things already on your list–probably isn’t worth the effort.

To save, really save, with coupons, you have to change your thinking.  That’s step one.  Instead of making a list for the things you need or want each week, and then buying them regardless of whether they are on sale or you have a coupon, you need buy what’s on sale, and as much as possible, buy ONLY what’s on sale (and lots of it.)  Extreme couponing is a cumulative process, not an instant magic formula.  You have to commit and you have to have a little patience.

(“But what will we eat?” you ask, and that is a valid question.  I’m not going to lie.  Figuring out what to eat, especially at the beginning, can be tricky, especially if you are used to shopping based on your weekly meal plan.  For now, you’ll just have to trust me when I say that once you have a stockpile, figuring out what to eat gets much, much easier.  (And for weekly ideas on cooking from your stockpile, check out my stockpile meals series here.  But for simplicity’s sake, let’s not worry about that yet.)

Instead, let’s worry about the beginning.  This week our focus will be on just getting set up.

To save money with coupons, you have to have….coupons. (duh!)  It is also pretty critical to have some way of organizing said coupons so that you can find them in order to use them.  Thus, this week’s assignment is to start collecting coupons and to set up your coupon organizing system.

(“But how will that save me any money this week?” you ask, and that is also a valid question.  The short answer is that it probably won’t.  Remember, this is a cumulative process.  Be patient, you’ll get there.)

Week One Assignment:

  1.  Establish your coupon sources.There are 2 main sources of coupons: newspaper inserts and printable coupons. (There are also a few secondary sources of coupons, such as free coupon booklets (often found at the front of grocery stores or in the mail), store flyers, “peelies,” (coupons stuck to the product you are buying), and coupons that come inside a product.)It used to be that most coupons came from the Sunday paper, but that is no longer the case. I estimate that these days at least 80% of the coupons I use each week are now printable coupons.  However, the Sunday paper is also an important source of coupons.This week you should find out which of your local paper’s has the best coupon inserts. The easiest way to do this, if there is more than one option in your area, is buy one of each and then compare. For example, in my area, there are 3 different papers for me to choose from. Of those 3, two get all the coupon inserts each week and one doesn’t. Thus, I only buy the two papers that include all the coupons.For printable coupons, the main sources are Coupons.com, Coupon Network, Red Plum, and Smart Source.  There are also coupons available quite often on company websites and Facebook pages. You will generally only print coupons when you need them.  Most printable coupons have a limit of 2 per computer, so it helps to have more than one computer.
  2. Start a subscription to the Sunday paper.  (Or figure out where you will get your paper from each week.) It may seem weird at first, but to save a lot of money with coupons you will probably want to get multiple copies of the same paper. I never get less than 2 in a given week, and sometimes I even get 4 or more if there is a coupon I really like.Try asking friends, family, neighbors, or local businesses for their unused inserts. Some areas even have free local papers that include coupon inserts. BE SURE to subscribe to or buy the local paper that has the best coupons. Not all Sunday papers are equal!!
  3. Consider buying a cheap B&W laser printer.You will be printing a LOT of coupons, so I can’t recommend this option strongly enough. An inexpensive laser printer can literally save you hundreds of dollars over the course of a year.  I bought my Brother HL-2240 almost 3 years ago and it is still going strong.
  4. Get organized. Your system need not be elaborate; on the contrary, the simpler it is, the easier it will be to maintain. (And trust me, it will need regular maintenance!) Ultimately you need to figure out what works for you when it comes to organizing your coupons, but there are a two main options, each with its own pros and cons:

The Filing Method:

The filing system is probably the easiest to set and requires the least amount of time and effort to maintain.  However, it will take you longer to plan your shopping trips each week, and you will always have to plan your trip before going to the store.

The Filing Method

The  filing system is two-fold.  For my weekly newspaper inserts, I use a portable file box with hanging folders.  Each folder is labeled with the date, and then each Sunday I just plop the whole stack of inserts in the folder.  It’s easy-peasy and requires no clipping.  (I also have a folder labeled “to sort,” which is handy for keeping track of coupons I’ve printed or clipped but then not used but haven’t yet had time to put away.)

The Filing System

The second part of my system is for loose coupons, which come from a variety of sources.  For my loose coupons, I have used my trusty Couponizer binder (currently out of print), which I just love.  I can sort by category, and it is small enough to fit in my purse so that I can bring it with me to the store.  However, a small accordion file would probably work just as well.

Couponizer Binder

To see the filing system in action, you can watch my Quick & Easy Coupon Organization video here

The Binder Method

The binder method takes a little more time to set up and maintain each week, but planning and gathering your coupons for a shopping trip is much faster.  Coupons are organized by category instead of date and it is portable, which means you can take all your coupons with you each time you go to the store.

The Binder Method

I use the Qubie Coupon Organization System, which includes the QubiePro Binder for all your grocery coupons, as well as two smaller binders for specialty store coupons and store cards & gift cards.  It arrives ready-to-fill, with plenty of clear 9-pocket “baseball card” sheets and pre-divided into sections.  You can also make one yourself using a 2″ or 3″ heavy duty binder, 3-ring binder dividers, and baseball card pages.

Coupon Binder

This week your task is to set up your own system.  Buy or re-purpose a file box, label your folders for the next 8 weeks, and then buy the Couponizer( currently out of print.) or small accordion file for your loose coupons.  (Label categories if using accordion file.) I have used both systems extensively, and I honestly can’t say I prefer one over the other.  I love the simplicity of the filing system, and the fact that it is so low-maintenance, but I also like being able to see all my coupons and to take them with me on a shopping trip.  Ultimately, it is really a matter of personal preference.

Part One Wrap Up

This week your BIG task is to set up your own coupon system. I have used both systems extensively, and now I actually use a combination of the two—filing my inserts and using the Qubie to hold my many, many, many printed coupons.

I honestly can’t say I prefer one over the other. I love the simplicity of the filing system, and the fact that it is so low-maintenance, but I also like being able to see all my coupons and to take them with me on a shopping trip. Ultimately, it is really a matter of personal preference.

For help completing this assignment I created a “Cheat Sheet” that includes quick links to all the items I’ve listed here. You can find the cheat sheet at:

http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/beginners-guide-to-coupons/cheatsheet/

So that’s it for this week. Just to recap: Figure out where to get your coupons, set up a newspaper subscription, figure out how to print coupons more cheaply, and get organized.

It might not seem like much, but this is the baby steps program, remember?

We’ll start saving very soon….

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  • Devin Kelley January 13,

    Thank you so so so much, this is the first site i have found that has actually answered the questions i’ve been wondering about.

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    • Zuzannak December 30,

      I know what you mean! Ruth you’re great!!

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  • kimberly April 7,

    I agree Devin, this is a great step by step that i have been looking for to get started

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  • Tina April 9,

    Wow! This is wonderful. It is so refresing to find a site that will explain in detail and not try to sell a book to get the answers. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. God bless.

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    • Myrna May 22,

      I know what you mean. I scrolled down before reading anything to see what I had to purchase. I didn’t want to get caught up in it and then have to spend money on a book or video to learn the rest. Thank you!

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  • Michelle April 13,

    I’m confused about the combining of coupons for one item. How does that work exactly? Like if you have a coupon that says “Save $1.00 on five” and the store has the items on sale for $1.00 a piece. Do you just print/clip five of the same coupon? Sorry if this is an obvious question. I’m just slightly intimidated…

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    • Ruth April 14,

      There are no stupid or obvious questions…it can be overwhelming at first! $1 off 5 means you must buy 5 to use the coupon, and you can only use 1 coupon per 5 items.

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      • Kellie Evensen May 21,

        How do those people get things where they use five coupons and end up getting the item for free. . I decided as an at home mom to start trying this. I am going to have a lot of stupid questions

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        • Jaime July 26,

          Here’s my take on it. A lot of what they show you on that show I try not to buy into. When they are being hogs and dumping a whole container into their cart or clearing the shelves they are just being hoggish and have ruined couponing for the rest of us becuase now stores are cracking down, and manufacturers are being more specific on the coupons they manufacture. The only stores I know of where you can use more than manufacturer coupons and store coupons is Rite Aid and Walgreens, and I think CVS too. At stores like these when you purchase certain items the registers print out a coupon for a certain amount of dollars off your next purchase so this basically is like giving you cash back and you can use them on top of coupons to bring your total down even more. hope that helps

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          • Ana January 15,

            I went to Walmart last week and was going to use a coupon to buy a Kashi Protein bar to try out. As I approached the aisle with the bars, I saw a young couple clearing out almost all of the bars and putting them into a shopping cart. I assumed they were the manufacturers reps because they were both dressed rather professionally and had binders with them! I noticed there were no Kashi bars left! I asked them if they were product reps…they laughed at me and said NO..we are couponers! The only reason they were hanging around the aisle was because one had spilled her coffee and the other was looking for something to clean it up with. Honest to God! I had never seen the Extreme Coupon Show on TV…and I had never seen anyone take all the products like this. I asked where did she GET all these coupons? She explained how it worked: She went on some website and promised to “pledge to recycle” the Kashi boxes.. Yes just PROMISE to recycle future boxes of Kashi products. Every time she made a pledge she got a coupon for $1.25 per bar. Walmart sold the bars for $1.10 or something like that….Walmart has policy of refunding excess money from coupon. So if she buys 100 bars she makes $15 cash and gets the bars free. I told her point blank: that is stealing! She laughed at me and said I was crazy and everyone was doing it. She said why should she get a job when she can click all day and make $$$. For one thing, she had to be making up fake email addresses to do all the pledging. (that right there is cheating & lying..and equals STEALING). Second, because there were NO bars left, I was not able to use my coupon legitimately and TRY the product. I’m all for using coupons, but to me this is like an OCD type behaviour. Just my 2 cents here.

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            • Ruth January 17,

              I’m glad you realize how unacceptable that type of behavior is! It is people like that who ruin it for everyone.

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          • Grimm October 2,

            You can also ‘stack’ coupons at Petco, Petsmart, Ralphs/Krogers and even some small run stores.

            Before we moved to the mountains the family run pet store around the corner let me stack coupons for pet food. I could use as many coupons as I had/wanted as long as the coupons were for the same product but were not duplicates. Example: I got a free sample of dog food with a $2 off coupon on the back. I got a trail bag of the same food with a $4 off coupon on it. Then I printed a $3 off coupon from the company’s website. The store (the owner actually) would let me use all three coupons on one bag of food and save $9.
            Petco will do the same and you can add the store coupon for $4 off to that and save $13 on the same bag! Don’t get me started on the 50% off Petco coupons! (If the food is $24 a bag using the coupon combo I can get the bag for $3.)

            Same thing with Babies R Us and Toys R Us. If you buy diapers and formula from either get the VIB card. Add money to the card and earn 10% extra to the card ($100 will be $110). Then use manufacture and store coupons for said items. Pay with your VIB card. You have $110 on the card but use it to pay for $20 in formula for which you have a store coupon for $5 off and a manufacture’s coupon also for $5 off. After you pay you will still have $100 on the card for future purchases! $20 of formula for ‘free”.

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  • Jaymi April 13,

    I agree…I watched the new Extreme Couponing tv show and I’ve looked at all kinds of websites. You are the first to step-by-step help us learn how to actually do it for ourselves without trying to sell something or just brag about what you did without enabling us to do the same thing! Thank you sooo much for your website!!!

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    • Ruth April 14,

      You’re welcome!

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    • fabian November 15,

      I’m only 13 and I want to start couponing any advice.

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      • Reanna March 11,

        same here! i dont have a printer at my house so it is hard to get coupons

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      • Theresa July 22,

        I’m 15 and I called my mother at work after watching the tv show and I said, “ma these people are saving thousands of dollars with coupons.” and I told her I’m going to start couponing for her, she said she didn’t have the time for that so I said I would do it all. I am going to take this step by step until I do it right. It’s kinda exciting.

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    • Jayni January 7,

      Hi Jaymi….I just wanted to say I really like the spelling of your name. It’s very unique and you don’t see many people with our spelling. So anyway, I gotta go. Happy couponing….Jayni

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  • Sory April 14,

    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. You are the best!!

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    • Ruth April 14,

      Thanks Sory, that is very sweet!

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  • Rayvon Hartzog April 14,

    I’m a total beginner and I’m hungry for all the information I can get. I think you live in Florida and so do I, it seems that the stores in other states seem to be giving better coupon deals than we can get so I’m glad to get your insight for our perspective. I love your videos but I would only ask that you not use the light teal text on the tan backgrounds because it’s so hard to read (I have 51 year old eyes). I want to thank you for doing this and sharing your information.

    Rayvon

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  • Michele April 14,

    Thank you so much for the tips, I have 5 children which is costly especially when grocery shopping. I look forward to getting started with coupons. I am so excited about this thank you for all the information.

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  • Tuesday April 15,

    I have to tell you, just watching your videos gets me excited about couponing. Here is the bad news, I live in Switzerland and we do not use coupons here. I am going to tell my mama who lives in the USA to watch your videos and hope she too will get excited. You make it look so easy and your step by step really helps a lot. Thanks so much!

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  • Amy B April 16,

    I wanted to add a small Tid bit for anyone wanting to pursue this option.

    I just recently started trying to save money by clipping coupons. And I recently discovered that my Brother Laser Printer will let print multiple coupons. It has a microchip in the the printer so i remembers the last document that was printed. So by simply holding the “GO” button down and waiting for four orange lights i can then release and press the Go button to indicate the number of copies i want of that current document. So I can print endless copies of any given coupon as long as I don’t tell anything new to print from my computer… Ruth you may look into whether your brother printer has this capability… =o)

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    • Myra April 29,

      Hi Amy, I was reading thru the comments and came across yours. Just thought I should mention that what you are doing is technically illegal. Basically what your printer is doing is it’s scanning and then storing the coupons that you print. It then prints the file that it saved. Scanning a coupon and printing multiples is illegal, just like making copies of coupons. Thought I’d point it out since a lot of people don’t know this, especially if they are new couponers.

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    • Michele June 12,

      I just wanted to let everyone know that some recycling places will allow you to just have there newspaper inserts.. They have to seperate them out to recycle the papers anyway so if you are looking for extra inserts check out this option.. Free is always better even if you have to spend a little in gas money to go pick up an endless amount of coupons.

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      • violeta October 30,

        Our local-business grocery store refuses all printable coupons bc of individuals doing this. You are reproducing fraudulent coupons when doing this

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        • Cierra April 14,

          im sry to but in butt to me it seems like wat she is doing is legal bc it would be just the same as printing the coupon several times

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          • Ashleigh April 17,

            Actually it is illegal to copy coupons, and it is completely different than printing the coupon several times. For online coupon sites you can only print a coupon up to two times per computer, and that is the limit the manufacturer’s, who have generously supplied us with these coupons, have set. It is most certainly considered a crime to copy coupons, but if you have more than one computer, like many extreme couponers do, then that is the only exception to the rule.

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  • Lisa April 17,

    I found your site while reading some viewer reactions to TLC’s Extreme Couponing show (which I saw last week). Is extreme couponing practical for someone who is single? I don’t load up on a lot of non-perishable food items (or multiples of those items) because of lack of storage space in my apartment and because I try to keep a fresher diet. I’m also vegetarian and rarely find coupons on the soy or veggie protein products in the freezer sections. I live in NJ and noticed how much higher our grocery prices are (even in Shop Rite) compared to other states (when I’ve traveled). But I’m not sold on stockpiling tons of pantry or junk food. What’s the best way to reduce my bill on fresh produce? Any suggestions you have are appreciated!

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    • E. G. May 18,

      If I were you I think I would look for coupons for such things as paper towels, shampoos, bath soap, laundry soap and such. That way you’re still saving money but you’ll have more cash to spend on fresh food. I also often find coupons for eggs, milk, cottage cheese, orange juice and yogurt.

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    • Rachel June 2,

      Lisa — I agree with E.G. If you stockpile things you will use that are non-food, you will save. Check out the coupon policy at your local stores. Some will let you use the coupon overage toward your overall purchase which will help you save on the fresher diet you are accustomed to.

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      • Kara May 26,

        Lisa-
        There is an episode of a Veg. woman and her family. She bought Silk ‘milk’, rice, and more for pennies. Look for the clip of a woman with short dark hair, a striped dress, and is saving money a tattoo.

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    • Jennings December 2,

      This was my thought, too, when reading the article. We don’t eat much processed food. Rice, pasta, cereal, a couple of canned vegetables, and some canned chicken to put on salad. That’s pretty much it. But I like E.G.’s response – to do it for the cleaning and toiletry items. And dairy (although I get great milk at a great price at Costco). I do shop store sales – Yuban is great coffee, and Kroger will put it on 50-60% off every 2-3 months. I usually get 10 cans or so, and share them with my newlywed daughter. Store brands are another good way to save – they’re often cheaper than the name brand even on sale (ie cereal). Your store loyalty card can really help, too, so you can do a lot even without coupons!

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    • Jamie October 5,

      I saw one episode of extreme couponing where the family was vegan/vegetarian. The mom had a buggy full of soy milk and other great soy items. I cant recall what all she had, but her biggest issue was organic/healthy and she still did an awesome job. She had a regular size freezer that she stored the soy milk in, though she was also married and had two children so she probably went through a lot more.

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  • Bonny April 19,

    Thank you you answered all my question…I love your website I’m new to this so it might be a little frustrating but I will take it one step at a time like you say.

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  • Laura April 20,

    Thank you! This is just slow enough for me to grasp. I look forward to learning more!

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  • Fran V April 21,

    I have to agree with all the comments. This is just what I have been looking for to help me get started.

    Your newest FAN!

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  • Joy April 21,

    I am a little confused on how to use multiple coupons to stock pile a single item for a small cost. For example, I am clipping coupons for laundry detergent. I found one that gives me 1.50 off each one purchased. Do I clip multiple copies of the coupon, find a store that has the item on sale and then purchase? I am confused on how people are able to purchase an item that cost $2.25 and for .35 each. Please provide advice.

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    • Ruth April 21,

      You can only use one manufacturer’s coupon per item, but you can sometimes “stack” a store coupon with a manufacturer’s coupon for additional savings.

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      • Kelly June 11,

        What is the difference between a manufacturer’s coupon and a store coupon? Were do I get store coupons? I get that a manufacturer’s coupons are the ones in the sunday paper but not sure of the difference?

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        • Jaime July 26,

          the store that you shop at may release coupons specific to that store in either the weekly flyer or sometimes a booklet at the front of the store. For example if you are shopping at Target, they have Target coupons (which because they say Target on them are store coupons) which you can print from their website. Let’s say you have a target store coupon for $1 off 3 boxes of Pop Tarts, let’s say you also have a manufacturer’s coupon for $3 off 3 boxes of Pop Tarts, you can use both coupons since the item quantity matches up (or if you had $1 off 1 box you could use 3 of those) so you would then receive $4 off of 3 boxes. Hope this helps.

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  • Megan M. April 21,

    Ruth,

    Do you find that a lot of your coupons expire before the item goes on sale? What to do in that situation?

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    • Ruth April 21,

      Actually, the vast majority of my coupons expire before I can use them! I only end up using the coupons that match up to store sales to make great deals; sometimes that works out & sometimes a particular item doesn’t go on sale before the corresponding coupon expires. It doesn’t worry me too much, though, because there will always be more coupons and new deals.

      You can mail your expired coupons to the troops overseas who are allowed to use their coupons for 6 months past the expiration date!

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      • Sarah May 3,

        where can i find the address to mail these expired coupons?

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        • Jaime July 26,

          they have a Facebook page called “coups for troops” I believe

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  • Kate April 21,

    I have a really stupid question. I’m very new to this….thank you for all the really valuable information on your site, especially your videos.

    So I’m trying to figure out how to get organized. When I was watching your video about filing/binders/etc I saw that you were filing your 9 months of Red Plum type coupon inserts in the hanging files. But then I see those type of coupons in the binder. Are you buying an additional paper and keeping the coupon inserts from that paper in tact and that’s what’s going into your hanging files? Then the other coupon inserts from other papers are being clipped and filed in your binder?

    Or is this an either/or idea for coupon organization?

    Thanks for your help!

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  • LaTeacher April 22,

    Thanks for this infomation. I have been searching for this for about three weeks and finally I found a great plan of attack. Thank you very much and also to the people who give great comments like the one about printing multiple copies using you Brother printer. Thank your for starting me on the path to financial stability.

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  • armywifenstudent April 23,

    Thank you so much..I am sooo excited about learning the coupon craze. It will help us out so very much. I thank you for being a great person and sharing what you know. You are right…it is extremely overwhelming, but I will hang in there.

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    • Bill November 18,

      I would like to to say Thank You to you and your husband for the service to our country.

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  • Mindy P April 25,

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for this great website and all the wonderful information. I am a relatively knew to all of this and find this so helpful. I know you mentioned getting a subscription to the local newspapers that have the coupons in them, but I was not sure if you knew that many of the local stores that sell items for a dollar or less sell our Sunday paper for a dollar. If you do not mind going out on Sunday mornings and have a store with this deal relatively close by it could be a good savings. For me this is a savings of $1.50 per paper! Hope this helps and thanks again for putting everything!!!

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  • crystal April 26,

    So.. it is okay for me to change my printer settings to blk & whi only? Will the printed coupons still be accepted?

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    • Ruth April 26,

      I only use a B&W printer and I have never had a problem.

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  • Babs April 26,

    My sister showed this website to me and I fell in love immediately. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your knowledge. I’m having a bit of trouble right now though. I have about 5 different newspapers to choose from in my area, problem is, 2 don’t have Sunday or Weekend editions and 3 won’t add any extra inserts unless you buy another paper. I’m kind of at a stand still right now. Any suggestions?

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    • Lani July 26,

      If you have a Starbucks by you check out if they will give you left over papers at the end of the day. Some they just recycle so they are happy to give them away. But some they do have to turn in for credit back, it’s worth checking out though! :-)

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  • chris brown April 26,

    A pleasure learning about all of your organizational skills and enthusiasm. I look forward tolearning and earning!!! Thank you

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  • Carrie April 28,

    I am just getting started. I think it looks like fun and exciting. I watched a show of extreme couponing and it looked very intimidating. You are making it really simple. Thanks for taking your time to help us new comers.

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  • ArmyWifenMomo4 April 28,

    YOU ARE AMAZING! Thank you for this guide I’m officially obsessed with trying to extreme coupon. I just didn’t understand how to take it past what I’ve already been doing. I’ve been banging my head on the wall even by taking notes during each Extreme Coupon episode, I even rewatch them trying to figure it out how to spend $.55 on $600 worth of stuff. But like you said “it’s a process”.

    I really wish I would have known about this whole “coupon thing” this time last year while my husband was in bootcamp. He didn’t get paid for the first 4 months he was in training and I’m sitting at home pregnant with 3 small children and there’s no way for me to afford daycare to work. If it wasn’t for my family and church we would have been on the street, starving. ANYWAYS, I recently started and my husband already sees how much more food we get for $300 every two weeks now that I started this…I’ve about doubled the amount of food I buy. every two weeks. And that’s just by stacking a coupon on top of the store deals. I sit down each Wed when I get the weekly store ads in the mail and compare. What’s also nice is that I usually would be shopping at Walmart if the stores weren’t having deals so I can just take the ads to Walmart and they will match the price EVEN if it’s not the same exact brand (like potatoes which they did for me)…so I don’t have to do as much running around trying to get the best deal. But Safeway has been having a great deal on milk for $1.79 a gallon (limit 2) so I go back through the checkout line about 4 times. Man, I can’t wait to get a freezer so I can stock up and freeze the milk when I get it on sale like that. I’ve also just realized that between payweeks they ALWAYS have other awesome deals like 4 for $5 on the maltomeal bagged cereals and I had the $1 off 2 coupons so that would have been 4 for $3! I totally missed out on that, I was FURIOUS but we were out of money by the second week. SO , I’ve learned my lesson that I’m going to have to keep like $50 between pay periods for the best deals that come up like that…not too often would that happen and we go through 5 bags every 2 weeks. Good luck to all you beginners like myself and please share your little tidbits on your own “extreme couponing” tactics.

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    • Anonymous February 18,

      Commissary is 30% less and you van use your coupon in addition to that.

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  • Courtney April 28,

    I’ve clipped coupons in the past but never really saved much. Stumbling onto your site
    Has gotten me excited about starting it again! Thank you for this info, it’s so helpful!
    Courtney
    Tucson, AZ

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  • Amy Nay April 29,

    how do you file and where do u file your printed coupons? In the file box-but then you don’t have a date? do u clip each one and keep it in the acordian? I’m confused. Also where do u keep your coupons that come in the mail like the red plum?- in the file or acordian. And if i get this straight the systems are a file box and acordian or a binder? Please clarify. Thanks

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  • Rebecca May 1,

    If I have an online coupon that says “all items must be purchased in one shopping order. Limited to product in stock” – does this mean that I can print as many of those coupons as I want or can they rescan the same one?

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    • Rebecca May 1,

      Also – when it says “limit one coupon per purchase” does this mean per transaction or per product?

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  • Elodie Legos May 1,

    I used to use coupons before but after a while it starting getting frustrating because of the time I needed to spend clipping and organizing. With this new show Extreme Couponing I believe that it certainly opened my eyes that I can do this again. I am now trying to browse all the valuable sites out there that can help me with get a good grip and organized on this. Some good website that I liked was your website, southernsavers, pricible, frugalshopper. if I combine all these techniques I and read more articles, I think that I can succeed now! Wish me luck!

    Thank you for doing this!

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  • quinn May 2,

    What does manufatuer coupon mean? And can I use my coupons at any supermarket or walmart? I love this website I’m also a beginner.

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  • Robbyn May 2,

    This is exactly what i’ve been looking for. Thank you.

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  • Jennifer Walker-Warren May 4,

    I love this site. Thank you for your help. Thank you for not charging for the information, your kindness is refreshing in a world that a lot of times is every man for himself.

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    • Marie Cossey Daniel May 27,

      I agree with Jennifer. I truly appreciate all this helpful information given from the heart!

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  • Alison G. May 4,

    THANK YOU!!! This is my new favorite site. I have been wanting to start couponing, but everywhere I look/read is just mumbo jumbo to me. I LOVE how your site gives the “newbees” a place to start, without starting out like they have already failed. This is EXACTLY what I have been looking for! Another plus is that the information is free. Thank you for helping my family save money!!

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  • carlos May 4,

    thanks for this website is really help i going to follow you for now on

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  • Cassy May 10,

    here’s a problem for you – I live in a very rural town. The closest town to me that even has a newspaper is a small one that would not even think of putting coupon inserts in it. The “big papers” don’t even have newstands down here because it is not “economically feesable”. Even if I do get my hands on coupons the only place to use them in town is W-M. The closest big town that has an Albertsons, Walgreens, CVS, and Kroger is a 45 minute drive. Therefore just running over there for a few things will not work with gas prices so high. Any advice? To top it off my daughter has a food allergy so most things you get coupons for would not be allowed in our household. I am looking more at doing the coupon shopping to help stock our local food pantry in a severe poverty stricken town. I would love and welcome any suggestions – also thank you for sharing your information to the public without charging for it like many other sites.

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    • Cassy May 13,

      After re-reading my comment I sound like such a complainer!! I really want to be a coupon user (money saver) but these are some speed bumps I face. As with other speed bumps in my life I will find a way to roll over them – It just may take a while. ( since my first comment I have found the wonder life of internet coupons!!) Good luck to other beginners as I know we will soon be overtaking the stores!!

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    • Mallory Mills May 26,

      I hope this helps out just a little bit. You may want to call and ask your kroger store if they do the fuel points when you use there loylaty card. We have a Fry’s and that is part of the Kroger store family. When we use our frys card it says on the recipt how many fuel points we have earned, we go to shell or circle k and use the points along with cash. I have an older subribin…I save on gas however I can! It is worth some looking into.

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      • Cassy June 7,

        okay thanks – I didn’t know that.

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    • Toni Cook January 21,

      I go to coupondede.com and order my coupons,they come in two to three days for a very small fee.

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    • Lanette February 16,

      Wal*Mart price maches in Ohio you should ask if they will there if so just print off adds from other stores and circle the less amount of item you are wanting and walmart will make it that price… its worth a try because I use price match to the fullest then use my coupons thats how I get a lot of things cheap or for free some times.

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    • Kayla January 19,

      Hello,
      I am gong to do the file system with my inserts as well as the little couponizer; however, I already have a one of the check type holders so I was going to save some $$ and just use it. But I would like to know what couponizers sections are labeled, example…canned goods, condiments, etc..I would like to do my as close to the couponizer as possible, so if someone could give me those section titles that would be great. Thanks in advanced!!

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  • Foz M May 11,

    hi, this is the first time ever i will be using coupons and i want to learn
    and i love how you break it down. thanks for the tips and the website.

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  • Len May 12,

    Thank you so much! I’ve been wanting to do this but have no idea where to start.

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  • Melissa May 14,

    With the binder system, do you find it better to organize your specific store coupons separately, or put them in with the correct categories? Do you sort them by expiration date, brand, etc?

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  • Michelle May 17,

    Hi Ruth! I have always used coupons for everything! Since I have been watching Extreme Couponing, I use more coupons. I have a couple questions. When a store has a sale for example salad dressing and 2/$4 and I have a coupon save $1.50 on 2 can I use 2 of those coupons? I would like to start a stock pile but am unsure where and how to begin that. I hope to hear from you. Thanks!
    Also, I am so glad I found your website! I have purchased a binder and inserts and have all my couons organized!

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  • layla May 18,

    I am a 23 year old college student so I wanted to learn how to start “extreme couponing” and have been scouring the internet for some easy how to guides and saw your video on youtube. So now here I am and I have to be honest….I LOVE your site! It is very user friendly and comprehensive and makes me feel like this can really be a possibility for me! Thank you for taking the time to do this! Your are changing lives one coupon at a time, lol!

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    • emmy October 1,

      Hahahaaaa Good one! : )

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  • Tammy May 19,

    I have heard alot recently about saving money using this method, but could never find out “how”. Thank you for dedicating your time to helping others find a way to save money :)
    I just started the tutorial, but so far, it’s very user-friendly & easy to understand. My husband & I are venturing out together…lol & I’m so excited to get started!!
    Again…THANK YOU!

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    • Ruth May 20,

      You’re very welcome. I hope it helps your family!

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  • carolyn johnson May 20,

    IM so excited about your site,I watch extereme couponing on t.l.c. and they only drop hints on how to do the coupons like its some sort of secret or something and they never tell you what websites to go to. Im so glad i found this, im just starting havent got my coupons yet, however this is very informative.Thanks so much. carolyn

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  • Kim Alonzo May 20,

    thanks just getting started but i still feel really overwhelmed and intimidated! thanks for sharing your info with us!

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  • Kellie May 21,

    Does anyone live in the Dupage County area in Illinois that would want to pair up with me. . Preferably another at home mom that has time to come over and put our heads together . . Maybe shop together. . .Ps you site is amazing and I am glad I found it

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    • carla May 18,

      Hi Kellie my name is Carla ,I’m a stay at home mom,I’m located in aurora,I’ll email me at naliyah2006@yahoo.com

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  • Amanda May 22,

    How much time do you spend working with coupons? I primarily stay at home with my children, and don’t want to sacrifice quality time with cutting out coupons and hunting for deals. Another concern of mine would be that it would be addictive and consume lots of time and thoughts? What do you think? Thanks! Glad I found your site.

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  • MARIA FRYE May 22,

    OK WE JUST GOT STARTED THIS WEEK WITH OUR COUPON GATHERING. AND NOW WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THINGS BEFORE OUR MONTHLY GROCERY SHOP. PLEASE FEEL FREEL TO EMAIL ME WITH ANY TIPS THANK U SO MUCH U R AN INSPIRATION

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  • Angela Salmon-Collins May 23,

    Thank you a million!!!!!!!!

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  • Toni May 24,

    Wanted to try doing all this and I am overwhelmed by all the coupons. Do you clip all coupons or just ones you know you will use for sure I have a tone ogf maybies too? Ahhh Help!

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  • Danyell May 25,

    Ruth,

    Years ago I used to coupon alot and saved tons of money. I was a newspaper distributor and was able to pull all the slicks out before sending the stacks of unsold papers to the recycle bin. Since I am recently unemployed and decided to give couponing a try again, now my resources have turned to the newspaper recycle bins scattered around my town. I have found several mother loads of discarded coupons so I think I have my source in check.

    My biggest concern is I live in California (central to be exact) and there are ZERO stores locally or even in neighboring cities that double or triple coupons. Do you have any additional suggestions for me so I can still be successful?

    Any help you or your readers can give me would be appreciated. Thanks so much for the work you have put into your website and your step by step training.

    Danyell

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  • Leslie Hankins May 26,

    Hi! I am new to the couponing life! We are a single income family and are not able to make it on our income. You have inspired me to do this!! Our little town only has one news paper and only Internet is on my cellphone so I can’t really print any but I’m going to try anyway!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  • Norma Gennaro May 26,

    As far as labeling your file with a date….what date do you use? The actual day your filing in the file or the date on the paper that the coupons came in?I wasn’t sure.Thanks so much for your help.

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  • Janelle May 26,

    I over think things all the time and this is probably a silly question about filling. I get how you put the coupons per month in seperate files but when is the best time to use the coupon…when an item is on sale or just before the coupon expires??

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    • Ruth May 27,

      Try to only use coupons that match up with sales. You will have lots & lots of coupons that expire before you use them but try not to worry about that–it means you are doing it right! There will always be more coupons that come along. :-)

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  • Sheryle May 28,

    I love, love, love your website! Very helpful information & visually beautiful. I’m a person who does really well if I can see how things work. Thank you so much. I’m a fan & am encouraged to stick w/the process of coupons & SAVING MONEY $$$$$$.

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  • Mary Ledford May 29,

    Thanks so much! I’ve been using coupons for about 6 weeks, but I’m just not getting it. (well, I don’t think I am) This is great! Week 1…here we go!

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  • Melissa May 31,

    Thanks for all the info! I have been watching Extreme Couponing and am ready to start saving (though I realize it will not be to that extent) and so happy to have found your 8 week course. BLESS you for sharing the info and get us all started off right :)

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  • connie May 31,

    wow, thanks alot, this helps

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  • vicky May 31,

    im so happy i found ur blog im so gonna try doing dis :)

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  • Jennifer June 2,

    I am slightly intimidated to begin couponing, but very eager to learn! Can’t wait until i have the whole system down where i can feel confident understanding about everything. thanks for the step-by-step instructions

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  • Curtis June 2,

    All, please help me figure this out. I have a coupon for $1.50 off any “Xbrand” shampo. The “xbrand” shampoo is on sale for $300. Thats great i can not buy this at 1/2 price. However, how would anyone ever get product for free? Even with 100 duplicate coupon and buying 100 quantity of the shampoo the best you can to is 1/2 price right?!?!?!

    I just cant seem to understand how this is done. Any info would be greatly appricated.

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    • Olga June 19,

      curtis you could get it for free if:
      1. you have a store coupon for $1.5 AND a manufacturer coupon for $1.5 for this product.
      OR
      2. if your store will double a coupon

      if somebody knows other ways I’d love to know too!!

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  • Pauline June 4,

    Thanks so much for the information. I plan to use this site to help me become a good coupon shopper and saver. We live on one income and need a way to start making ends meet.

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  • DOMINIQUE June 5,

    wow ive been looking every where for some simple directions and an easy couponing site to use and i finally found one im 12 and i just got interested in couponing because my family needs extra money so we can buy a house my mom dad brothers and sister all support me but it has been difficult to find an easy way to do it thank u

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    • WXYZ June 19,

      That is very interesting to know. I’m 15 and I’m trying to help my family, too, since we’re broke half the time and I’m not old enough to get a job. Extreme couponing sure helps but you sure don’t get healthy food from it. Not all the time, anyway. Things like cereal, cheese, crackers etc are great to get for cheap, but things for real meals (healthy baking supplies) are a stretch to coupon for.

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      • Lanette February 16,

        To WXYZ please ask your school teachers if they can save you the coupon inserts, all or most get papers I am sure to read on luch brake and most just throw them away and old teachers that I had got the sunday paper and would bring it to me on Monday. Thats what I did when I was in school growing up. About not being old enough to get a job if you wanted to and if your parents will let you hun a paper rout is a great way to go as well. When I was 13 I had one and at the end of the week I always asked to help recyle them, this helped me get free coupns plus have extra money for my mom and siblings. Sorry for poor spelling.

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    • emmy October 1,

      Omg, Dominique and WXYZ you two are awesome for wanting to help reduce financial stress on your family. : ) teenagers like you are very rare. Your parents are obviously doing an excellent job of raising you…Hurray!

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  • Stacey June 6,

    Thank you, thank you for all of your great tips and help! I am so excited about learning how to save some bucks off of my grocery bill! You’re awesome!!

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  • Jill June 9,

    I am planning on using my accordian file but don’t know what to label the categories. What categories are there in the couponizer?

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  • Amy June 13,

    I love this website! One question and its very confusing and makes you stressed all the time trying to think lol…but my biggest thing is how can these people have all these coupons on one purchase and get things free. For example is you can only use one coupon for get $1.00 off 5 , how do these people get those 5 items for free or for little cost? Sorry if its stupid im a beginner :)

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    • Olga June 19,

      I think they stack the store coupon with a store sale with a manufacturer coupon.

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    • Rie - Atlanta June 23,

      That’s a great question Amy. I’ve been wondering the same thing. LOL :-)

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      • Janay October 29,

        What I find so ientresntig is you could never find this anywhere else.

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  • yolanda June 14,

    If you have a Dollar Tree in your area Sunday Newspapers or only a dollar.

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    • Olga June 19,

      that’s an AMAZING tip!! I haven’t even thought about it and we do have a dollar tree 3 blocks from our house. I am so excited now!!!

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    • olga June 19,

      Yolanda,
      Checked the Dollar Tree today – they dont carry the Sunday papers. This sucks!

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      • yolanda June 27,

        where i live they do, Indiana

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        • Brandi May July 1,

          My dollar tree here in North Carolina sells the Sunday paper, they’re a dollar on Sunday and usually two for a dollar on Monday! Since I live close to Fayetteville they usually have the Fayetteville paper and our local paper.

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      • Anonymous August 7,

        In my area we have recycling that is picked up every other week like trash in bins on the curb. So every other week I go around and rummage through the bins on the curbs and gather the coupons. It cost me nothing, my neighbors dont mind since i dont make a mess and i always have way more then i can ever use. Just thought i would throw that idea out there for everyone…

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  • Kristyn June 14,

    Like everyone else, I’m SO happy to have come across your site. As a new stay-at-home mom in charge of setting up our monthly budget via nerdy spreadsheet, I’ve calculated that we (just 2 of us plus 8-month old baby) spend between $600-$700 per month on groceries. :/ This number is too high for our budget, so I’ve been looking for ways to save… I think the number is high in part because we often buy organic…. So, that brings me to my question. Since most of the food we buy tends to be the veggie/fruit/natural dairy/baking staples (rarely processed unless it’s cereal, crackers, or the occasional mayo), it seems as if coupon-ing may not be as fruitful for us? Any hints on if/where/how stores and manufacturers offer coupons for fruits, veggies, & natural? cheers! :)

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    • WXYZ June 19,

      Thank you! I have been so eager to coupon for my family but I’m not interested in living on TV dinners and frozen cholesterol. The only problem I feel holding me back from couponing is the fact that it’s so hard to eat right or healthy at all because there are simply no coupons for fresh food or organics. I read that you could use coupons for non edible things such as cosmetics, cleaning supplies etc to save money for groceries but it’s hard to find coupons for that, too. I’m such a noob at this, maybe more time will help with this problem, too.

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  • Debra June 15,

    Hello, thank you so much I have been watching extreme couponing but I didnot know how to get started nor what steps to take. you have provided me will a lot of information and now I feel I can do it.

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    • Olga June 19,

      I feel the same way. I love the assignments :) It makes me feel that somebody is actually telling me WHAT to do to learn instead of just dumping bunch of new information on me :)

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  • Stacey June 16,

    I am just starting and was organizing the notebook and wanted to ask if there were categories you suggest to group the coupons into for the dividers?

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    • Olga June 19,

      Stacey,

      I am new too, just like you, and some veteran couponers gave me the advice of dividing the binder in alphabetical order instead of categories. When you start getting a lot of coupons it might be confusing where the Ragu belongs in canned goods or sauces. But if you file under R for Ragu you might be able to find it easier. Just a thought :)

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      • Shelly August 3,

        I like that idea. I just order my binder system, and was wondering what might be an easy way to set it up. Thanks for the tip.

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  • WXYZ June 19,

    I would like to ask fellow couponers to use their brain and please not make multiple unpaid (illegal!!) copies of coupons and especially POST it on the web because with coupons becoming more and more popular stores are getting stricter and stricter with their policies and might even discontinue usage of them.
    To the author of these articles: You are a saint.

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  • anna June 20,

    Hi, I am new to couponing. All Ive been doing is buying papers trying to build a stockpile of coupons. Then it dawned on me My family we eat mostly fresh items. meat fres or frozen veggies very little junk. so I try to stock up on tolitries and personal hygiene. the problem is the stuff rarely goes on a rock bottom sale i live in chicago and its very expensive here. We dont have stores that double coupons were lucky they take regular ones!! my other issue is i use the binder method which was difficult. I found coupons were all over. how can i organizze them in a way where it makes sense and it will work? Thanks for all your help. I thought of numbering them with numbers for ex. 1 breads,2oils 3.cookies u get the idea.do u think this way is fine or do u have a better way. dating them wont work for me thanks Anna

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  • Cassy June 20,

    I am so excited – I went to Wal-Mart today to get some knit pants made by Just My Size. I used my $5 off JMS coupon that I received in the All You magazine (May I think) and found the pants I want on the clearance rack for $3. I purchased the pants and a candy for $1 and they had to pay me 67 cents to leave the store with my items!!! Don’t you just love overage?!?

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  • Amanda June 21,

    I was wondering how exactly you set up the file folder. Is it by each week or by the month?

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  • Rie - Atlanta June 23,

    I’ve been couponing for the past few weeks. It’s been hard being consistant, finding the right coupons, web sites to print coupons etc. I have already set up a small binder and organized it by types of products ie; dairy, meats, snacks, breakfast foods etc. I have managed to save a little money, but not nearly as much as I’d hoped. I was about to give up, when my sister referred me to your website. Thank you for motivating me to give it another try.
    Stockpile here I come :-)!!!

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  • mary June 25,

    Me gustaria saver si hablas espanol o conoces alguna amistad que pueda ayudarme con esto de los extreme couponing, porque entiendo algo de ingles pero no lo suficiente. Hay ciertos terminos y palabras que aveces se me hacen dificiles. Muchisimas gracias por toda la alluda que me puedas ofrecer, que Dios te bendiga y nos allude a todos. GRACIAS………..Un saludo.

    MARY.Chao……………………………………..

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  • Lauren S. June 27,

    Wow! Thanks, my mom and I are starting!!

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  • Amie June 28,

    Well I’m going to give it a try….baby steps and by the way I love the way you explain moment to moment. I was frustrated and really did know even how to begin but reading this is really going to help and I’m going to give it a try….I’ll let you know next week on my first step!!

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  • JAMIE June 28,

    i LOVE ur website! i am new to the coupon world & while i am nowhere near “extreme” i have had a few really successful shopping trips! :) i love the fact you have taken the time to break the process down into steps so ANYONE can coupon! as a young married woman & new mommy, im a stong believer in couponing b/c things cost way too much these days!!
    to those who are curious about couponing or new to the system: it CAN BE done!! yes, it takes a little time & patience to get organized, but once you see a grocery cart full of food for 1/2 of what you usually spend…. its addicting! coupons really are $$$ that grows on trees!
    happy couponing!

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  • Michelle June 28,

    I have heard about websites where you can sign up to purchase coupons. Is this legal and does anyone ever use a service like this? It seems like it would be easier than purchasing multiple papers in a week.

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  • TeamBebehko July 1,

    thank you soo much!!! this means a lot… we will keep in touch through your website. Thank you for the baby steps!!! extreme couponing.. here we come!!!

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  • Rebeca July 3,

    Hi i stumbled across your site through youtube,and i do apreciate that you are helping us newbe
    couponers,step by step,i already have my binder and have been collecting coupons i take the sunday paper,i did get some great deals at a harris teeter when they super doubled ,their coupons
    but i to am wondering about my coupons expiring before i can use them,or before something goes on sale,it seems a waste to cut all of them out,when you have mutiple inserts,and they expire.

    it confuses me as to what store to use?…i do not have a kroger or a publix,walmart will let u use as many coupons as u want,harris teeter only allowes 20,so each store has their own policy,and way of such things as bogo free. i was told to just use one store and one drug store?
    its just feels overwhelming,i find myself looking at so many sites for coupons,that time is wasted.
    do you have any recomendations for me.
    thank you,
    Rebecca north carolina

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  • Yanderin July 10,

    Hi, I have a quick question it might sound dumb but what does it mean when the coupon; lets say a can of fruit says at the bottom (limit 3 )?

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  • Jennifer July 19,

    I have been trying to coupon for the last 2 months and I am confused and upset that I am spending more then I am saving. I am really not getting the concept of SAVING. I spend about 250 in groceries every two weeks. There has to be a way to cut that cost in half. I just dont know what I am doing wrong. I hope with taking the baby steps I can figure out where I am going wrong and fix it.

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  • Suzanne July 19,

    Love it! It’s actual instructions on how to start. Thank you so much!

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  • Aleda Haynes July 24,

    Thanks for ALL this valuable information. Is it practical to buy multiple inserts from people on the internet? Thanks again.

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  • Traci July 25,

    I have been searching and searching the web for a site like yours. I had sooo many questions and you made this simple. Thank you for sharing your great knowledge with us. You’re the best. God bless you.

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  • jacklyn July 31,

    Hi, thank you for doing this step by step on beginners couponing. I just finsh my first week! Now, on to the 2nd step ! I found my self paying attention to how much things cost, which i never did that before;). I did use the sites that you pointed out. I live in PA so i used couponmom.com. I was very excited i used two grocery coupons, a staples coupon, and Jcpennys coupon i saved 50 bucks on stuff i was buying anyway. I cant wait till the next step !

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  • Shelly August 3,

    So happy I came across this site. I ordered my organizer and can’t wait until it gets here. I went on to step two and tried a small shopping trip. I ran into trouble when the checker would not let me use my coupons like I wanted. I wanted to buy 4 boxes of Cinnamon Toast Crunch and had 4 coupons for those boxes. She told me it was a manufacturer policy that I could not use all of them on the same visit. I asked her if I needed to go out in the parking lot and return 4 times in a row and go through the line 4 times, but she did not approve of that either. I had several items with several coupons. After she burst my bubble, I ended up leaving with nothing. I had went to a different store in town to purchase some of the items and had no problem using my coupons like that. I have emailed General Mills to try and find out just what their policy is, and I have contacted the company of the store to let them know of my disappointing store experience. It was awful, the line backed up and other customers were getting mad at me. The thing was, I spent a lot of time preparing for my first shopping trip and had everything organized!

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    • Dana August 4,

      you need to make sure of the fine print on the coupons, Ruth explains the verbage on here and what the difference is between “transaction” and “purchase”. However, I have found that some stores just are not receptive to couponers and do whatever they can to try and make it difficult for you – if you havent yet I would watch some of her videos that give you tips on picking a cashier that might be more helpful. Also, many companies don’t train their employees on coupons and such so they just don’t really know. Hope this helps and good luck – it only gets better from here on out!!!

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      • Shelly August 5,

        I am sure it was just that store. Went to the same company different location and saved about 60 bucks. I had no problem using my coupons. I bought 8 boxes of cereal that was on sale. I had a coupon for each box and was able to use them all! I will have to watch the videos. I want to learn as much as I can. Thanks.

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  • Dana August 4,

    Thanks so much for all of your advice, I have shared your site with many friends. . . I did follow your advice about buying a printer and I bought the Brother 2240, I have printed a fair amount but I have only had it about a week or so and my toner is already low! Did you run into this on the first cartridge you recieved with the printer? I’m thinking that maybe they just sent an initial one without much ink, would you recommend buying a high yield cartridge? BTW – thanks to you I made sure I shopped around before I bought it and with my rewards card and coupon from Staples, I got it for $59 shipped to my door!!! Thanks for any info.

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    • Ruth August 4,

      Dana, try putting scotch tape over the sensor on the cartridge. Your toner will last MUCH longer! Here is a YouTube video that explains it. It is what I did!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPCGZZIdXyM

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      • Dana August 5,

        thanks so much, I will check that out! I can’t believe how much you do – as a mom of two boys, one 20 monthsand the other5 year, I feel like I am always going and then adding couponing on top of it, I feel like I am doing it ALL the time – though I do love it. Thanks for all of your hard work and help, not only is it wonderful to save money, it feels great doing it too!!!

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  • Lori August 5,

    Ruth,
    I just wanted to say thank you for all that you do. You are the person who originally inspired me to start saving money. New to couponing, I have done a good deal of research on many different sites and blogs seeking advice. I find yours to be the absolute best! I love that I can print a shopping list of the deals I want to take advantage of right here. Completely genious. You do all of the research for eveyone- amazing! Thank you so much, and please know that your efforts are greatly appreciated!!

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  • Justin August 10,

    Thanks very much for your system on couponing. I’m definitely in the market to save money every week. With the cost of living going up so much, your tips and system is absolutely brilliant.

    Reply
  • LaDanea August 11,

    I get paid on the 1st of each month of 604.00 to pay my bill and fod and cat and 2dogs.
    Can you tell me how to do this.

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  • Micah Pullen August 14,

    Thank you so much! I have been on the fencepost about couponing for about a year now. I am a single mom and struggling college student needing to save money EVERY way I can but there are NO other sites that walk you through this process like this so I truly do appreciate this! Very excited about getting off the fence and finally getting started.

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  • Michelle August 14,

    I live in Oregon and I don’t think there are any stores here that double coupons. I know stores like Albertsons, Safeway and Winco do not do this. So, how can someone like me save money when I can’t double the coupon? Also, does anyone purchase coupons from websites? Our Sunday paper does not have many coupons.

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    • Ruth August 16,

      Hi Michelle. Here in Florida we don’t have double coupons either, and I do just fine. It is definitely very possible to save tons of money without double coupons. You can purchase coupons from a clipping service if you want, but there are so many printable coupons available these days that even if your Sunday coupons aren’t great, you should still be able to save a lot. You can check out my daily Coupons to Print Now list over at my new sister website, http://www.printhotcoupons.com.

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  • Amanda August 15,

    Thanks alot, this was very helpful. I have tried before but just got overwhelmed, but I love the steps you have provided:)

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  • Peggy August 16,

    watched all your vids on youtube now i am here. question if i want to set up binder method and npt spend a lot on quubie so want to set up myself do you have a list to use for catagories

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    • Ruth August 16,

      Hi Peggy–You can do whatever sections make the most sense to you, but I would include Refrigerated/Dairy, Frozen, Dry Goods, Canned Goods, Breakfast Foods, Baking Supplies, Baby, Household, Laundry, Personal Hygiene, & Health categories for sure.

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  • Kylie August 16,

    Thank you SO much!! This is the most helpful website I’ve found on getting started!!! I’m a new stay at home mommy and my husband will love that I’m going to start saving us money so we can spend it in areas we WANT not HAVE to :) This is a WONDERFUL website! Thanks!!!

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    • Ruth August 16,

      You’re welcome! :-)

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  • SusanM August 17,

    Wow! Love your website and videos. I am new to this and was beginning to feel overwhelmed until I found your website. Thank you for sharing! I am still confused as to why you would need 4-6 copies of the newspaper inserts but am on week 1 and in the gathering stage so hopefully it’ll all fall into place. Your website is visually appealing and very easy to navigate. Thanks again! :)

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  • Erika August 17,

    This might seem silly but just so I understand… in order to “stock up” and say buy 15 bags of chips with an online coupon, you have to physically have 15 coupons in tow? How do people stock up on so many things when you can only print 2 of each coupon?

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  • MeggieB August 22,

    Thank you SO MUCH for your site! I’m lovin’ it. :)

    I’ve always wanted to get more into couponing but have been intimidated by all the information. This is great! I really want to be able to stay home with my kids and so I’m exploring all kinds of ways to save money.

    My question may be kind of obvious, but do all stores accept coupons? The ones from Redplum, etc, I mean. Thanks!

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  • Abby August 29,

    Thank you so much for helping me out! I am on a tight budget and need to save money. I love your blog and I have to say that when I read your stockpile recipes I was SO happy! I am a vegetarian and was so nervous that it would complicate things! Thanks again!

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  • Crista September 4,

    I am trying to get started on couponing. I do almost all of my shopping at Walmart so I decided to check out their coupon policy. It says specifically, “Only one coupon per item.” I take this to mean that you can’t stack store coupons and manufacturer coupons. Is this correct?

    If that’s the case, then I may have to shop at Target so I looked at their coupon policy. They allow stacking and price-match, but you can’t price-match with “competitors coupon-required offers”. Just thought I’d share that info.

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  • siera September 5,

    hi i have a question about how to use coupons. for example, if i have a coupon for $1.00 off 3 boxes of cereal that i get from one website, if i get the same coupon from other coupon websites could i use those together to make my purchase free?

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    • siera September 5,

      never mind. crista answered my question.

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  • JessKev&JJ September 7,

    i have been watching your stuff on couponing on YouTube. I’m in the middle of trying to find work and my husband mentioned me “saving” money by couponing while in the process of job searching so im actually WANTING to learn as much as possible to save us money on grocerys especially after watching your clips.. any tips??

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  • Claudine Vitti September 13,

    I found your website from watching your video on youtube. I tried couponing for a few weeks some years ago but gave up because either I couldn’t find coupons for items we normally use or I just couldn’t get my printer to print up the coupons I wanted. But after watching your video, I’m going to give it another shot.

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  • April Hollander October 4,

    I’m so excited to do this new change in my family’s live. I’m so new at this but thank you thank so much for the amazing explaining and the showing how to get started. So here I go.

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  • Alysha October 21,

    ok so i have a coupon for $2 off 3 of a product, and then another coupon for $1 off of 2 of that same product and another coupon for 50 cents off, all manufacturers coupons, can i use all 3 of these on the same items?

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  • Alma Rice October 25,

    hello there
    I just wont to ask you how to use the coupons that you have to bye 3 or 2 items or more like I have to bye 3 box’s of ceral to use this coupon? so do I use 3 or 4 sets of same coupons and if there on sale too? so this bag of frozen potatoes that 24 oz is 4.50 its on sale for 3.50 and I have a coupon that 0.55 off. so I’m tring to ask is the one’s that have to save 0.50 or less or must by 2 or 3 items good to use or wast of my time and, I would love shop to for 500.00 or more for my family and spending just 50.00 or less do you know how to do that?

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  • Chasiti November 4,

    I have been trying to get into this couponing and it is so overwelming. Most of the coupons that come in the paper are for personal hygeine not food. So when it comes to saving on the grocery bill will most of coupons come from printable coupons? With the printable coupons do they have to be in color to be accepted by the grocery stores?

    In need of help desperately,
    Chasiti

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  • Amanda November 11,

    Excellent Website! I am very grateful! I’ve been wondering how to start.. Thank you ! :)

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  • Josephine November 14,

    Love your site!
    I was laidoff work and cutting back on our spending and finding your site is a huge help… My first purchased was V8 juice normally cost 2/$5 but it was onsale for 2/$4 and lucky enough to collect 10 buy one get one coupon and endup paying $1 each for getting 20 bottle. Can’t go wrong with that deal since my family go through it soo much.

    Thank you for all the tips!!!

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  • Sue Y November 14,

    I have been thinking about couponing for months now; doing better than I ever have but nowhere near where I want to be in the savings department. This information makes it seem possible…we have a lot of research to do, but everyone’s comments and tips are priceless. I wish everyone much success in there couponing and hope it enables everyone to feel a little better at the end of the day….

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  • Danielle November 16,

    Me and my fiance want to coupon for our families as there Christmas present this year, but I do not really understand how you get things for free and have really good savings on things you can’t. more advice?

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  • Marie November 21,

    Hey there! How do you know that those printable coupons that you get from different websites are actually not fake??

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  • cherilyn November 25,

    what if the coupons are stuff you dont use?where do you find coupond you use? like gain, soda,meat.

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  • C. W. December 1,

    I just came across your website doing a such on extreme couponing. I’ve always been an avid couponer but never gotten to the level of “extreme” or even to a “stockpile”. I look forward to following your tips and saving my family money. Thanks for being so thorough in your descriptions and suggestions!

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  • Laurie Liber December 5,

    Good morning, Ruth,

    I’m 57 and live w/2 small dogs who are my only family. I’ve used coupons for years–since I was still in my teens. Reducing my grocery bill by just 15% used to be enough, but now I need more, so I’ve spiffed up my coupon stash, learned how to shop CVS, and accumulated a small stockpile of mostly non-perishables for either my own use, or for donation.

    I can’t afford internet service at home, and am not permitted to install a coupon printer here at work, so my question is this: are there sites that don’t require that in order to access printable coupons? If not, what can you tell us all about the sites that sell coupons–what to look for, what to avoid, etc?

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  • Ashley December 8,

    I just wanted to say thank you!!!

    Being a stay at home mom, I want to contribute to the family in some way and also have 100% of my time devoted to my daughter.
    With the guide you gave I can contribute my time to lowering the costs of food for our family!

    Today I will be doing my biggest savings!! Hopefully 18 jars of baby food for 2 dollars!!

    I just want to tell you thank you so much for this user friendly method of explanation!

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  • kaitlyn keith December 11,

    this is awsome i am so excited i have wanted to do this for a while and ouhave been the most helpful thanks so much love this website great job and happy savings lets do this thanks again and god bless kaitlyn

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  • jamie December 12,

    i have been couponing for 15 years now i havea stock pile witch includes around 6,000 dollars of food and other products i got for about 200 dollars it includes various types of frozen deserts,pastas frozen meals,hot drinks,cold drinks,soups,toothbrushes,pads,tampons,shampoo,conditioner,deoderent,meatsspices,sesonings,breackfast foods, packed lunches,snacks and much more i hav about 9,000 coupons i always keep track i check them in and out just like u would for work

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    • cherilyn December 29,

      would you care to help me?

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  • S.H. December 14,

    Thanks so much for this website and these tips- I just started doing this and AM hooked. For those mega-sale food items, that I know that I cannot use up in 12 months (or before they expire), I donate those bulk items to the local food shelf in the inner city. I have a separate stash accumulating just for those specific food shelf trips. This is a fun project and is for a good cause. Thanks for making me rethink savings and couponing.

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  • jennifer December 18,

    I am curious about something: I have been collecting coupons from newspapers and printing them online. However I have yet to find deals that save me 60 percent or more at the stores. I look at the circulars and cannot find anything that is really good with the coupons…I was thinking that it may take up to 3 months of collecting coupons….but I wanted to make sure that is a correct time frame…how long did it take you guys? I have no problems waiting and being patient but I just want to make sure I am doing it right and not wasting too much time. Thanks for your help.

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  • mom December 28,

    so i live in a small town and i do not have acess to a newspaper that includes any coupons
    and i dont have acess to a printer is there another way to get coupons…

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    • Skylar January 9,

      You can order newspapers that do & have them delivered directly to your house. Most have the option listed on the website. Also, Proctor & Gamble will send you coupons directly through the mail & free samples. Just use their website as well.

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  • Skylar January 9,

    Such great & Useful advice! Im 21 & I just decided to start couponing to help my fiancee pay for college, A lot of information you included I hadn’t even considered before! Thank you so much for the tips!! :)

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  • Christina L. Kimble February 5,

    To Whom it may conern:
    I really know how to coupon. I have a househole of 5, and we are vert poor, AND WE REWLLU

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  • Cindy February 7,

    My son runs a paper route. On Monday, he picks up all the papers that didn’t sell. They are his to do with as he wishes. I get 25-30 sets of coupons every week. He buys the papers to sell since he is an independent contractor so it isn’t stealing.

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  • robert February 13,

    how come there are no beer coupons? I would like to try alot of beers out there , but they are a little high.If there was a coupon for beer that was $ 9.00 a six pack that brought it down to like $6.00 a six pack I would try it. If it was really good I would buy it for $9.00 a six pack.

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  • Lanette February 16,

    I love your site and have been learning as I age on different ways to save. I use price matching, in store coupons, manfactur, and peelys, just learning about online coupons. I am from Chillicothe, Ohio and found out our Krogers will dubble our coupons (not instore), and Walmart will price match to all local store adds. I have a $337. monthly spending limit so I must streach as fair as I can to feed a three persons household. Would love to get house hold stocked up… great tips keep sending out all the help you can and thankyou so much you are my favorit person to make such a great site!

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  • Kelly February 27,

    I must say that I am a little intimidated by this, but I am going to try this. I see all my friends in FaceBook doing this and the savings that they post are unreal. Thank you for creating this website for beginners. This will definatly come in handy for me!!!!! I am as we speak, getting all my organizational items ready. I hope that I too can save like my friends and family have.

    Thank you again.

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  • Andriana February 27,

    I have to say this sounds great especially if you think about whats happening with all prices going sky high. I would love to try coupling but unfortunately here in Cyprus we don’t have coupons which is really unfair :( If ever go abroad though and have a chance to coupon I will. Thank you for the easy baby steps :)

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  • Val March 27,

    So glad to see that there is good assistance on couping. Wow I feel so excited!

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  • Naomi April 2,

    HELLO EVERYONE

    JUST WANTED TO SHARE SOME COUPON INFO @PUBLIX AND WINN DIXE LOTS OF BUY ONE GET ONE FREE ITEMS PLUS U CAN USE COUPON…I AM SAVING SO MUCH USING COUPONS….I ALSO BUY THE NEWSPAPER ON SATURDAY (SEVERAL OF THEM) THEY CHEAPER …..I ALSO SAVE ON MY GAS @ WINN DIXIE WHEN U SPEND $50 OR PURCHASE THEIR BONUS ITEMS IT’S CALLED FUEL PERKS…. I GOT 1.15 OFF PER GALLON (SHELL GAS STATION ONLY) SO I AM SAVING ON MY GROCERIES AND GAS … I HAVE STOCKED UP ON CEREAL WITH BUY ONE GET ONE FREE PLUS COUPON, TISSUE,LAUNDRY DETERGENT, DISHWASHING LIQUID …PALMOLIVE WAS BOGO PLUS I HAD A COUPON…WALGREENS /CVS ALSO ALLOW U TO USE THEIR COUPON PLUS MANUFACTURE COUPON I LOVE IT … PLUS @ CVS U GET MONEY BACK TO USE ON YOUR NEXT PURCHASE IF U HAVE THE CVS CARD

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  • Nicki April 7,

    thank you so much for the step by step process. im so excited to start doing this. my future hubby ( will be in 21 days) and i only go shopping once a month and we do pretty good for just once a month. we spend around $250 a month at the store, sometimes more. but i dont get everything that i want and what he wants. we try and only get the “what we need”. we live in west texas and in a oilfield town the economy and town is booming so the prices are going up. even though he works in the oilfield i want to start saving as much as we can “just in case” something happens and we have another crash. im so excited to start this cant wait to see the results.

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    • Sueann November 26,

      Nicki, have you had any success? We live down in the Eagle Ford Shale where there’s only Wal-Mart and HEB. I want to start couponing, but may end up shopping in San Antonio to make it work.

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  • Tina April 13,

    Thank you so much! This is my first real atempt at this kind of couponing…..WOW!

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  • tashana May 15,

    Thank you for putting out a way to learn how to get started, I will start it today.

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  • Tina Bonet May 29,

    Thank you sooo much for sharing your information! I am excited to get started on saving!!!! I watched my first extreme couponing show last night and I think they are just a little overboard there….but if I can save enough on groceries, then I can pay for gas once in awhile to go see my grandkids! Thank you again!

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  • Tinamarie June 10,

    Thank you for offering this step-by-step process. This is my first visit and I really like what I see and cannot wait for the outcome after 8 weeks. Thanks again.

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  • Kyara Bryant June 12,

    i am only 13 and this has helped me out alot thanks!!!!!

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  • Cynthia June 19,

    Do the “Doubling up” coupons rule still work in Illinois?

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  • Samantha June 25,

    Ok, i have a store coupon for 1$ off 3 boxes of general mills, i also have mq for 25 cents of a single box of general mills, can i use the one store coupon and 3 mq coupon for the 3 boxses? or can i only use one of each?

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  • mariah June 25,

    thankyou for the eaey steps im 11 and i heard about couponing and im trying to help my family save monny and im relly looking forward to it

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  • A June 26,

    This is the first site that I’ve found that actually explains how to start couponing–thank you! It’s definitely a bit overwhelming at first, but this is very helpful.

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    • Ruth June 27,

      You’re welcome! Couponing is definitely a little overwhelming at first–it seems like there is so much to learn–but I encourage you to stick with it! The payoff is worth it!

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  • letty June 30,

    OMG!!!!!! Thanks alot for this…. I LOVE IT. I watch TLC ALOT, and my husband always tells me “why are you watching that stuff” I say “because I’m going to do it!”. I never started cause I didn’t know where to start. Thanks to you, I see now how they get the BIG book of coupons… so I need to look for coupons now :) I put this journey in GODS hands, with His help and your I hope to put this into practice and follow with it to the end and see some SAVINGS!!!!! Here I go. Thanks.

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  • Rose September 6,

    Ruth ,
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  • Mariah September 14,

    Hi I have started to read your steps of how to coupon. However I am really having a hard to time to find coupons from where i live. (ps: I live in Malta) ( I f you never heard of it, it is lower down from Sicily) What could I do to find coupons?
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  • Evelyn September 23,

    Hi Ruth,

    AAAAHHHHH! That is my scream of joy. I just started extreme couponing and it worked for me the very first time following your lead. I started with CVS today, I looked through the add and gathered coupons I had or printed coupons off the internet. Between my card, the sales and coupons I spent $106 but I only paid $58.40 Out of pocket. And I got $13 in bucks to use later. OH YEAH! :) I am grinning from ear to ear.

    Thank you so much.

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    • ashley December 29,

      Did you have to pay to print out coupons?? Many of the sites I went on say you must “subscribe” first?? Thanks!

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  • Michele September 28,

    Just beginning my journey and no NOTHING about couponing. So glad your site is here to help! My husband is a skeptic, so I’m off to prove him wrong! haha Looking forward to the next 8 weeks!

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  • Rusty October 7,

    I am having a problem finding stores that will take printed coupons. the only one that we found is wal-mart but they will not dubble. any idea on what to do???

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  • Jaye October 16,

    Like others here, I am new to this. My problem…. Where do you get coupons without having to buy a newspaper? The online ones that you print aren’t accepted in most places. To be honest I am a single mother, and after my budget each week, I am in the negative and having to rob Peter to pay Paul each week! Especially when it comes to buying gas for my car. Any helpful hints as far as someone who sucks at math, who has no money to buy papers, and where I can use printed coupons? Please help!!

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  • Vivian October 17,

    Hi Ruth,

    Am so glad with the info and the comments I’ve read so far, pls kindly help me. the whole things seems a bit confusing, can I use only the manufacturer’s coupons for purchases without the store coupons cos what am seeing from TLC station , seems that people use manufacturer’s coupons from the newspapers to shop.

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  • Lauren October 25,

    QUESTION: I’m on week four & getting a bit frustrated because I get my coupon matchups online and then my inserts don’t have the specific coupon I need. Any ideas why? I’m excited to move onto week 5 and tackle the drugstores but feel I need to get this figured out first. Thanks in advance for the help!! You’re website is so great!

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  • sarah November 5,

    I love you website first off. I’m in the process of starting week 2. But I have 1 concern. The coupons I keep finding most are buy 2 of a product and save 30 cents. I just don’t see how you can save hundreds of dollars with majority of coupons saving only 30 or 40 cents off of a $6 purchase. I’m using coupon.com and the newspaper.

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  • Taylor November 6,

    This was so helpful because wee are having problems with money and this helps a lot!

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  • Jodi November 6,

    Im trying to get into couponing and I was just wonder how you can stock up on these things but yet everything has an expiration date? Im just trying to get as much info as possible.

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  • Deborah November 10,

    Hi, thank you so much for taking your time and help learn the coupon system. I’m looking forward to start couponing. I have two questions, 1) If I have one coupon for an item be it manufacturers, from the newspaper or printable coupon and I need more can I make copies of that one or it does not work that way.?2) If an item is on sale lets say 2 for $3 and I can get two coupon for that item can I use them and have the deduction?

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  • Deborah November 10,

    Sorry I have another question. If an item is on sale for example I have the Dole pineapples on sale 4 for $5 and I found a coupon $1 off a purchase of 3 cans of dole pineapples, can i get 4 coupons for this and still get discount.

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  • Lee Jordan November 11,

    Hi there, I’m going to try to start this coupon thing. Thank you for all the information. I have one question. Might sound silly but how do you know where to use or redeem these coupons? Do I have to go to specific markets or can I just use them wherever I want? I just cut a few from the Sunday’s paper and I want to start this week. Thanks so much!

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  • Laura Budd November 12,

    Hi there, I’m a first time couponer and your free e-book was very helpful. So, lastnight I had planned on shopping at Food Lion the next day but I saw their deals ended yesterday and I got a little upset cause I had planned on doing a little shopping trip. But I figured I tried out the new Dollar Tree Market; half the items in the store are under a one dollar. Since I didn’t know what I would find I brought my whole binder with some of the clipped coupons I had cut out of the Sunday paper the prior day.

    I loved the results I got; Pamalive buy two get one dollar off, both small botles were $1.00 so I got one free. The next item was Tabasco sauce, $1.75 and I had a $1.00 off coupon so .75 cents! The last item I got was some Taquitos $3.50 but a $1.00 off coupon made them $2.50 instead. The retail price before coupons was $7.25 and after coupons it was $4.25, so in the long run I saved $3.00 not bad for a first try. =3

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  • Matty November 13,

    Just want to say thanks for the website. My partner and i are just starting to get into couponing and well didn’t know how extensive it really got. Thanks for making it simpler to get a grasp of.

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    • Ruth November 15,

      You’re welcome! I’m glad it is helping! :-)

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  • Larissa November 16,

    I just want to start by thanking you, this guide is the key to my family’s happiness. We been struggling with providing food for our home since last year, worst of all is that I been pregnant all along with no job and my daughter is only two years old. It’s really heartbraeking when she goes up to me and tells me she’s hungry, and really theres not much I can offer her. We are currently cut off foodstamps and it’s made our situation worst, I’m really hoping my skills in couponing will get better and I can provide a little more doing what I love the best “Shopping”. I appreciate what you do for other people, especially those that are really in need. Thank you

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  • Lydia November 16,

    I love this site. Thank you so much for doing this. I do have a question, which may seem a bit silly. If there is a sale say 10 for $10 do you have to buy 10 of that item to get the sale? Or can you buy just what you need say like 4 of the same item?

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  • rhonda November 22,

    thank you this is informational

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  • rachel bedrock November 25,

    this is my first time on this site and im just trying to learn how to start couponing without being overwhelmed and i love the way you read my mind as im reading lol so far so good

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  • kara November 28,

    I am just starting the coupon process and I think you are amazing! Wish me luck here in Tennessee :) Happy shopping! & I look forward to more tips.
    Peace & Blessings,
    Kara

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    • anjell November 28,

      Im in TN too couponing…..its great!

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    think I might never understand. It sort of feels too complex and extremely broad for
    me. I’m looking ahead for your subsequent put up, I will attempt to get the grasp of it!

    Reply
  • ashley December 29,

    I am looking into this whole couponing thing to save money as I recently lost my job. On the show, most of the purchases, the couponers say they double (x2) their coupons which saves them more…how is this so and how is it done???

    Reply
  • Denise December 31,

    I’m so glad I found this site. It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for. Thank you so much for creating this and for this approach. :)

    Reply
  • mabel January 1,

    Please put me on your mailing list, I am new to this couponing and I have been reading your information and I am very impressed. I am learning a lot and any other info you have would be great. Thanks, have a great day.

    Reply
  • Lindsay January 2,

    Hi!! I am so excited to get started =) I am working on step one and just have a quick question… I have subscribed to the Sunday paper and also set up a pickup for neighbors inserts, but my question is: from the online sources, do I just start printing everything?

    thanks!
    -Lindsay

    Reply
  • Sara January 5,

    I love this website! I have been wanting to get into couponing but it is so overwhelming at first. This step by step breakdown is just what I needed! I have completed week one’s assignment but I have a question already. When you are gathering coupons using the binder method, do you clip ALL of the coupons you collect or just certain ones? There are just so many. Thanks so much!

    Reply
  • diana January 12,

    ok so you know hoe you gave us online sites for coupons!! can we use those coupons at any local store! ? sorry im a begginer only 14 willing to help my mom!

    Reply
  • Kyndria January 13,

    I am a 20 year old single mother & am a lil petrified of starting this process….its hard seeing how my weekly budget for food wont go over when I worry bout how I am going to buy the necessary items. When starting out, is there certain things I should refrain from so I can stay in my budget?

    Reply
  • Anna Justin January 19,

    I recently became a stay at home mom and have watched the TV show extreme couponing and this inspired me to try couponing again. This step by step has really helped me get started. Today is the first day that I’ve started and I am getting really excited to try this again. Thank you!!

    Reply
  • Amy S. January 22,

    i am totally clueless about couponing. any help is welcome but… i don’t want to buy things just because i have a coupon. my kids and husband are picky eaters and only eat certain things. sometimes it seems cheaper to me to buy store brand items instead of using a coupon. i need lots of info and help. i don’t even know where to begin to get coupons and how do you combine them?

    Reply
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  • Kristen Howing January 25,

    I what some help because by just reading it I dont get it I just lost my job and I have a 9 yesr old .And I live with my parents I moved back to help by know I can’t so I would love for some help and to get showing how to do this wll u plz help

    Reply
  • Amy S. January 25,

    what do i have to do to get a response to my questions?

    Reply
    • Ruth January 28,

      Hi Amy,
      I apologize that I don’t always get a chance to answer every comment. I did see your email and sent you a reply this morning. Hopefully as you keep reading you’ll find that many of the questions you have are answered within the Beginner’s Guide to Coupons, as well as on many of my You Tube videos. Couponing can be overwhelming at first. Try to take it slow and don’t skip steps! :-) You’ll get there eventually, I promise!

      Reply
  • alexis January 31,

    how do you know when your coupons can double?

    Reply
    • Jess November 26,

      The doubling usually depends on your store’s personal policy. My local grocery store doubles everyday up to and including $0.50 but only if the price is double the coupon (like if an item is $0.89 and you have a coupon for $0.50 it won’t double). Some stores offer doubling on certain days so just keep an eye out or look up the policies online. Hope that helps

      Reply
  • Jasmine February 18,

    I am very excited I found this page and cant wait to get started!!!!!! =)

    Reply
  • Amy S. February 20,

    I am so frustrated. The coupons i print are not working at my store. I can’t find any coupons for things i need like soft drinks, meat and snacks. It seems most of the time i can save money by buying the store brand insteas of the name brand with a coupon. The store i use most will not let me use a coupon and my value card. I NEED HELP! I am about to give up but shouldn’t because we are on a very limited income at this time and saving money on groceries would help a lot.

    Reply
  • Diana February 20,

    How often are coupon sites like coupon.com, red plum, even target updated? Should I be looking everyday, once a week?

    Thanks, this is such an easy tutorial to get started! I already bought cheap cat food, tampons and cheese. It made for a very strange combination at Target!

    Reply
    • Ruth Soukup February 23,

      LOL yes, that is a strange combination!

      If Target is your main store to shop at, you might want to follow a coupon matchup site devoted entirely to Target such as http://www.totallytarget.com. You can sign up for email alerts and then get a daily email that will let you know if there are new coupons you should be grabbing. http://www.SouthernSavers.com also sends out a daily email of all the latest coupons that you can sign up for. Hope that helps!

      Reply
  • HannahBell February 25,

    Well I think your advice could really help people save some money. It sure helped my family. We used to spend over $600.00 on groceries every week. now we have a whole room for our stockpile and 99.99% was free.

    Thanks again,
    HannahBell

    Reply
  • Steven February 25,

    When a coupon has save $1.00 on ten yogurts what does that mean do I get each item for a dollar

    Reply
  • yesenia February 28,

    Im trying to start couponing but im wondering do you have alot of coupons to get alot of the same items??

    Reply
  • Cierra Phillips March 6,

    Love Love Love!!!
    I been wanting to try this especially with being a single mother of 4 girls && I am so excited to get started!!

    Reply
  • Mark March 9,

    Hello Ruth
    What is your favorite website for printing Manufactured coupons? I also have trouble finding stuff that is actually worth buying like chicken..macaroni and cheese..yogurt..pasta..etc. All i find isSave $1.00 on any (2) Lysol sprays. I dont see much money saving there. Im 25 years old just moved into a condo with girlfriend and we spend to much on food. I am just looking to save 50%+…Like getting 115$ worth of food for lets say 49$. Could you please email me? I would greatly appreciate that.

    Reply
  • Trish March 14,

    I love your blog, it is so helpful.

    Reply
  • Lina March 14,

    this is great i cant wait to get started , i am a newly wed with a toddler and a stepson that is 10 and this kids can eat . i want to stock up for them and save i hope i can do it.i will appreciate it if you can email me tips thanx

    Reply
  • Amy A. March 19,

    I live in a studio apartment and my pantry is a bit smaller than a linen closet. When you say “stockpile” how big of a stockpile are we talking about?

    Reply
  • Kysa March 23,

    I have been talking about couponing for months and had no idea where to start or how u actually save $ this is awesome!!!!! Also dollar tree has everything u need for starting they have a mini accordion folder that will fit in your purse and its already labeled also have the card holders 10 in a pack if u choose the folder filing method. Thanks so much for making this site it’s a lifesaver

    Reply
  • Angela March 23,

    This is great. I can now cut down on my spending efficiently like I always knew deep down inside that I should be. The first time I learned about extreme couponing it was from the TLC series recently, and it was a complete “aha!” moment. I spend way too much money on food, and miss out on spending on getting out of the house and doing fun things. (At 22 years old, this practically a death sentence, I’m sure you know.) I’ve been kind of using coupons, and buying generic names instead of buying brand names, but it always felt like I could be doing more. I could see my goal, but now I have a way to achieve it. The best part is, I already receive some coupon services because the last tenant at the place I’m renting never told them to send them to her new address. I don’t know why I didn’t come to this conclusion sooner.

    Reply
  • Mika Kemmet March 24,

    WOW! This first week went great. Went to Albertsons Market with only a handful of coupons and saved over $50. Not bad for my first ‘couponing adventure’. Thanks so much for this WONDERFUL website. I look forward to starting week two and saving even more!

    Reply
  • kyle March 25,

    So I have a question about what coupons I should keep. Obviously I want to keep coupons for items that I normally buy in hopes that they may go on sale, but the great deals may be on items that I do not normally buy. I have found a supply of about 6 papers a week, but now I have six papers worth of coupons and do not know which ones to keep and which ones to throw to the recycling bin. I do not want to throw aways coupons that may get me a good deal, but should I be clipping all of the coupons out and saving them all? I have a binder with baseball card sleeves that I use to organize the coupons into categories but so far I just clip everything and saving it. Is that how you are suppose to do it?

    Reply
    • Angela March 28,

      If you think you might use the product it’s for, keep it.

      Reply
  • Ramona Tiz March 26,

    I am very excited to start extreme couponing!!! But I do have one thought. If I use a coupon at one store, for .75 cents, how do I know I am going to the store with the best price in the first place. i.e.
    I have a coupons for toilet paper do I go to Meijers or do I go to Krogers, or Kmart or Target.
    Is there an easier way to find the best price prior to using a store or brand coupon? Thank you

    Reply
  • Anonymous March 28,

    can you make copies of the coupons you print online?

    Reply
  • Brittany H April 14,

    I have tried saving more on my grocery trips now but it seems impossible where I live. ( Around Wilkes Barre, PA)I currently am in need for this more than ever due to the loss of my high paying job, leading up to the possible homelessness in the near future. I have found that if I shop at walmart they accept other store coupons in addition to manufacturer coupons. They unfortunately do not double. But most other stores do. I cannot seem to find a happy medium where I can save more than than 1.00 on something thats more than double that price.(The stores that do double will not double over a dollar.) It’s very frustrating to try to save as much as possible when shopping and the coupons do not help as much as not buying the item at all. If anyone near wilkes barre, pa that has any extra information, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Reply
  • Matt April 22,

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  • Steven April 27,

    I have been trying to get this whole couponing thing down for quite some time so i am excited to see the results. I’m only a teen so I’ve got more time to the clipping and organizing. I will definitely be blogging about this so make sure to check it out.

    Reply
  • Jamie April 28,

    I started printing out coupons from the internet, but its getting a little overwhelming. How much should I print out, weekly? And to organize them do I just put them in with my weekly newspaper inserts folder or put them in a separate folder?

    Reply
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  • christine April 29,

    hello my name is Christine and i want to give couponing a try and see how it works because me and my fiancee are having trouble with paying bills and i think that if i try couponing this might help us but i would like help in getting all kinds grocery coupons and any other coupons like for household items and high gene personal items i wanna know how i can get coupons by mail because I don’t have computer or printer at home to be able to print the coupons out and i don’t wanna have to spend money on the Arizona republic just to get the coupon books out of them please i am asking for help

    Reply
    • Paeslee May 2,

      Another good idea is since you can only print 2 coupons per computer, is if it is a really good deal you can go to the library and print 2 off of each computer. You can decide if that is cheating or not.

      Reply
  • Kristin Blanton April 30,

    Thank You so much for this guide online…. I just ordered my tools to begin paying with coupons.

    Reply
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  • Paeslee May 2,

    Another good idea is since you can only print 2 coupons per computer, is if it is a really good deal you can go to the library and print 2 off of each computer. You can decide if that is cheating or not.

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  • Lisa May 8,

    I just want to thank you for going over on how to coupon. I have wanted to start couponing and get things at a cheaper cost or for free and haven’t found anyone to really explain it to me. I just read step one and can’t wait to get started. I probably will have a lot of questions. I hope that I wont be annoying you with them. Thanks again!

    Reply
  • Tammy May 13,

    Thank you for taking the time and pointing out the key notes to saving. I took off shopping and spent lots of money , I used coupons but I didn’t just buy what as on sale, I bought what I had for coupons. I will start all over with baby steps to make this work.

    Reply
  • Lexi S. May 15,

    I just started couponing and I am having such a hard time. All the stores in my area are much higher priced than in other places and this includes Wal-Mart. I get to the store and sometimes the sale is not even going on for an item I’ve researched. The price tags for a lot of items say they haven’t been changed since Jan. I just moved from Brooklyn to Newark,NJ and I am looking for resources on deals in this area.

    Reply
  • Carolyn May 15,

    i just have to say that i truly LOVE your beginner’s guide, i have experienced the being flustered and just ready to throw in the towel. I came across your page and was just reading away and thought ok NOW that makes more sense and just they way you explain in detail and step by step brought that spark of wanting to coupon. Thank you very much!!! you’ve made a fan outta me =) i’m almost tempted to print your guide and send it to a good friend of mine(who doesn’t have internet access) to help her out as well. thank you again! i better get to working on my first assignment =)

    Reply
  • north carolina brochure May 20,

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    Reply
  • martha May 26,

    how do i figure out how many of any one product i need to buy in order to start saving money

    Reply
  • victoria June 1,

    Love it!!

    Reply
  • saray June 6,

    This is great! I am getting started on couponing, and I would like to know how can we find out a store policy on couponing. I have stores like albertsons, ralphs, cvs, stater bros near by, but I am not familiar with their policy. How do can I find out, or what stores do you recommend? (:

    Reply
  • saray June 6,

    so i read that california cant double in coupons, is this true?

    Reply
  • addison June 11,

    this helped sooo much thank you!! i have saved so much money in my first week!! its amazing! i never ever thought i could do it!

    Reply
    • Ruth Soukup June 12,

      That’s great to hear! Way to go Addison! :-)

      Reply
  • kiara June 24,

    Hi, I’m just wondering how this would work with me because I usually don’t buy a lot of boxed or pre-packaged foods so Is this still good for me?

    Reply
  • Alicia July 8,

    Hey, I started watching the show and was fascinated by how it all worked. (I do agree that it is rather greedy of them to take whole stands) I’m from the UK and I don’t think couponing really works as well as it does over in the states. I’m off to uni in September and really wanted to start using coupons just so I can afford to eat lol Great blog :) I’m gonna try and use your tips but adapt them to the UK system lol!

    Reply
  • Richelle July 9,

    vital spot :P

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  • Silverado Lift Kit July 16,

    Greetings! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your articles.

    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same subjects?
    Thank you!

    Reply
  • Michelle A. Dessler July 31,

    Hi Ruth,

    I am in the process of learning how to coupon. So far, it has been successful (!) but I have recently hit a road block. I live in Florida like you, my two go-to stores are Publix and Target. Through Publix I have been starting a stock pile by waiting for items to go on B1G1 and then using my coupons on them.

    But, I’m starting to see that no matter how big the discount is when bundling (manufacturer + store + on sale) the savings are not SUPER AMAZING SAVINGS. I am still saving but not 40%+. I only get great savings on B1G1 + coupons. I see several people saying that they get formula, eggs, etc. for killer deals but I never see any coupons or sales in our area that would create GREAT savings on items like those. I’m confused as to how anyone saves tremendously without B1G1 + coupons every time.

    Please help!
    Michelle

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  • Sierra August 13,

    How am I supposed to find out what’s on sale? I am sorry if this is a obvious question!

    Reply
  • Mercedes McShane August 22,

    Hi! I was doing this for awhile and was saving somewhat. I’m in Phila Pa. A BOTTOM DOLLAR just move in.It’s been better their then the supermarkets. But love this site!

    Reply
  • crystal August 29,

    I’m really interested in learning how to do this but I don’t get the concept of it I don’t understand it

    Reply
    • ECS September 20,

      It took me several reads to understand, so don’t feel worried. Basically, you want to use coupons in combination with sales to maximize your savings.

      Don’t do what I did and skip the organization part. It was like looking for a needle in a haystack! I got frustrated very quickly. Take the advice and organize yourself FIRST. Use the coupon matchup sites to do the legwork for you. Select the item you want, clip or print the coupon from the listed source and start saving!

      Then, you go to through the lessons in baby steps. I’m only on Lesson 3 right now. BUt, I had my first test run couponing last night and walked away with 20 items at 66% savings! WOOT!

      Reply
  • Patricia August 29,

    hi just started, a little confused, just want to say I am going it step by step with you, and to THANK YOU
    I hope I get it I have wanted to do this for some time, I am a senior and could use the savings ; )

    Reply
  • Ceci September 1,

    Hi! I started couponing about 2 months ago or so and have been able to save about 40% off my grocery bills and I couldn’t be happier! I’m trying now to find a way to organize my coupons better and I looked at the Qubie system and looks awesome….right now is $39.99 the entire system + $14 for shipping to Miami (my hometown). Is there any discount code I could use to buy it? I really love it but spending over $50 on it seems a little much for me. Thank You for this site, i love it!! Cecilia M.

    Reply
    • Ruth Soukup September 4,

      I don’t currently have a discount code for the Qubie. So sorry!

      Reply
  • jeannine September 10,

    I have access to lots of coupons from the newspaper and very overwhelmed. hope this helps. thank you

    Reply
  • ECS September 10,

    Oh gosh! I haven’t even read the entire series, but THANK YOU for breaking this down! I’ve wanted to start couponing, but after one day of combing through the Sunday paper, I say FORGET THIS! It was so overwhelming. I can’t wait to read the series and take this step by step! I look forward to reading your blog.

    Reply
  • Jennifer September 11,

    Can you any printer to print coupons? Probably a silly question but I am VERY new at this lol.

    Thanks

    Reply
    • ECS September 20,

      Not a silly question! Most of these sites will ask you to install a coupon printer software. So you will need a computer you are authorized to install that software. If not, you won’t be able to print. And as far as I know, mobile device (bluetooth) printing is not yet supported.

      Reply
  • Brandy October 19,

    I’m looking into couponing and this is very helpful! I would just like to know when you move onto part 2: shopping trip? Just wasn’t sure if you waited the twelve weeks or one week after this part? Thank you :)

    Reply
  • Anonymous October 29,

    Thank you for starting your site! I’d love to start saving but I’m really confused! I picked up a Sunday paper at Walmart and a lot of the coupons says only one per item !? I know people can use several so I’m wondering am I clipping the wrong coupons!? Where do I find the right one!?

    Reply
    • Ruth Soukup October 30,

      Generally, you can only use 1 manufacterer’s coupon per item, but if you find a store coupon {Publix, CVS, etc}, you can combine them and use 1 manufacturer and 1 store coupon on 1 item. I hope that helps!

      Reply
  • Wanda Anthony October 30,

    Why are you using 2 coupons for Buy1,Get one free?

    Reply
  • carrie November 7,

    sorry Im confused..when a coupon says $1oo of three ..does that mean you buy three then take
    a dollar off each one or off the total price of three

    Reply
  • Dan November 10,

    Hi, I am new to couponing and would like to start printing out coupons however I’m a little skeptical about signing up for some of these websites. How can I be sure that I won’t be spammed or have my info sold to third party sites. Thanks for all of your helpful information, I can’t wait to pass the eight week program :)

    Reply
  • jenni November 12,

    I’m new at this and need some help. Can u email me please . I havea lots of question

    Reply
  • Sara November 19,

    I love the idea of coupon-ing, but I have found that downloading a program is required for almost every site. I am worried about fraud and don’t want to crash my computer because of downloading a program. Have you ever heard of any scam or fraud happening to someone in result of downloading coupon printing program? Do you completely trust the sites for coupons listed above?

    Reply
    • Ruth Soukup November 19,

      All the coupons sites listed above are definitely legitimate and are exactly what I use to print my own coupons.

      Reply
    • Hope November 21,

      I’m skeptical also when it comes to “downloading” programs onto the computer. Is there a site where you can sign up for free for coupons by mail? {ex. The red plum} {P&G saver}..

      Reply
  • Barbara Hood November 19,

    Learning the basics of couponing is a breeze with you! I hope help many families with this system by starting food/product bank in the future. Blessings!

    Reply
  • Hope November 21,

    Hey!
    I a “newbie” when it comes to coupons! I would imagine it would take about a week or so to get your coupons collected from your resources and organized. I noticed on some coupons Ive started to clip, the expiration date is kinda close. I guess i just really have to buckle down and get all my coupons organized asap! My other concern is a lot of the manufactures coupons in The Red Plum savings coupons guide ( I get them once a week) they clearly state ONE COUPON PER COSTUMER PER PURCHASE…??… I’m definitely not looking to hoard or clear out shelves in grocery stores, but do they really care if you have maybe 2 or 3 coupons? I’m just confused as to if im doing ALL this work to get .25 off a box of $3.99 Oreo’s ?? I know a couple cents is definitely better than nothing. What are the bargain deals to watch out for?? 10 for $10, when you have a $1.00 off coupon.

    Reply
  • Ana November 21,

    do you have to have a laser printer or can it be just any printer?

    Reply
  • Connie November 21,

    Is there a way we could get a basic idea of what the different combinations we would be and do? For instance from what I have read I can see that it is always safe to combine a manufactures coupon with a store coupon on any item. If we can do that and hit a sale we are doing good. I think another one I picked up on was BOGO we can get the two items and in doing so we can also use two BOGO coupons and the two items end up free? Do the BOGO’s also have to be from the manufacture and the store or can we have two of the same kind? What other basic combinations could we do?

    Reply
  • crystal November 28,

    I’m a mother of two kids. And only making 8:45 an hour so scared I won’t make ends meet. Really need to learn how to do this.

    Reply
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  • Jaqueline+Freidberg December 25,

    It is your viewpoint in our life frequently changes how we see things. Sometimes this alteration is good and sometimes this change is bad but it is our outlook that influences how we feel.

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  • louise December 27,

    hello Ruth
    I Have been trying to use coupons for years and like you said i felt it was to time consuming looking for certain items, or i just want to get in and out of the store, i came across your site by chance and I am now going to actually going to do it, i’m 57 grandmother raising my 4yr old granddaughter and i need to cut corners somewhere, I’m excited to get to the next step, I also receive coupons on my phone or bar codes from Fry’s how would we use those in this system, i actually feel like i have to wait until next week for the next class, I honsetly don’t understand how it is done i am so grateful for your step by step guide and links, there”s no reason not to do it now, and a point you made why would someone want 200 tubes of toothpaste etc, for me i would feel guilty and probable donate to someone less fortunate, here i have 200 and they don’t have money for 1 tube, its insane…anyway thank you and i will be full of questions I’m looking forward to the rest of the class
    louise
    I just have one quick comment i have been reading some of the nasty comments that some leave for others , I would like to say with no disrespect if you feel the need to critique me or critizie me or my spelling etc, you proable shouldnt be wassting your time humiliating people maybe you should use your knowdlege and upper education for the good o people maybe a teacher just my thought and for some of you out there im sure i have run on sentence,s no comma’s, periods whatever it may be please excuse and keep your comments to yourself..

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  • Tabitha December 29,

    Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful and informing blog! God truly blessed you with wonderful gifts! I’m a soon to be struggling college student and I need to prepare myself with Gods strength.. and prepare myself for a tight budget!! thank you!

    Reply
  • Anonymous January 3,

    im single mother of two and i just want to learn how to coupon so i could save money for my kiddos

    Reply
  • Karen January 4,

    I’m confused about printable coupons. Do you I print all the coupons or only the one’s for the brands I use.
    Thanks,
    Karen

    Reply
    • Ruth Soukup January 7,

      Just print out coupons for the items you know you’ll use. It saves paper and ink!

      Reply
  • Michelle Knauff January 5,

    I want to start couponing to save money. With 5 children, I try to save everywhere I can!! Most everything I buy is store brand items. I shop mainly at Kroger and Marsh (now Main Street Market for us Indiana folks) and I either get the store brand, or Value Land items. My question is this; would I be saving more with coupons getting the name brand items? I know Kroger has double and triple coupon days. But unfortunately I never seem to catch those deals! I feel I get good deals shopping the way I do. Couponing seems like it is a lot of hard work. Would it be worth it to switch to name brands and coupons?

    Reply
  • Julia Johnson January 11,

    This is so helpful to help me get started! Thank you do very much!! I’ll be able to start saving soon. Your steps are answering all my questions & you explain things great. The way you break things down for people & me is so easy to understand. It’s fantastic!

    Reply
  • Jenan January 13,

    If you are printing coupons and you run out of paper can you use lined notebook paper to finish printing them? And will stores honor them the same?

    Reply
  • Sierra January 17,

    this is so awesome, my boyfriend is in the process of relocating for a job while i am left here with our 4 young children until school is out…this helps alot and i can not wait to get started with this adventure! i finally got pointed in the right direction!

    Reply
  • Samantha January 23,

    This blog is a god sent! I’ve had such a hard time finding a job lately and my family need all the help we can get to save money! Another coupon site that I’ve found really helpful is http://www.lozo.com you give them your grocery list and they give you coupons for those(or similar) items! Thank you again! Keep up the amazing work :)

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  • Adna January 27,

    I am currently a college student so every penny counts. I want to start couponing but when I go to money saving websites, they tell you one coupon per purchase. How will I start saving if I still have pay almost the full price? Can someone help me?

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  • kay January 30,

    So can you use several coupons of the same items at a WalMart store or do they have a limit on how many you can use?

    Reply
    • Ruth Soukup February 3,

      You will want to check the store’s coupon policy.
      Usually you can use one store coupon and one manufacturer coupon per item.

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    • Jessica February 21,

      wal mart does have a limit, you have to have A LOT of coupons to reach their limit so as long as you’re not going balls to the wall crazy on stuff you should be fine :) they do not double or triple coupons though and they are real snoody about printed coupons, make sure you can clearly read the bar code on the printed coupon if you’re going to use one!! i only know this cause i worked there, not cause i coupon :)

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  • Catharine O'Neil February 3,

    Hi Ruth:) I have a question for you. I have started couponing for over a month now, have joined a coupon group in my community and I am really enjoying saving money!! The question I have for you is: How do you figure out the 60% savings with coupons? Do you consider the regular price; 60% off from that, or do you calculate a 60% savings from a sale price plus a coupon? Or do you consider all 3 in your final calculation? Thank you, Catharine O’Neil

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  • thalia February 8,

    My big question is.. how may cupons can you use for one product?
    I thouth that stores just allowed one cupon per product

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  • Anonymous February 10,

    Your such a big help iv been trying to do coupons for a while now but i found it to be very confusing ! I recently had a baby girl and im a stay at home mom, my husband works and i want to contribute i think this a great way of doing so ! thank you so much for the help :)

    Reply
  • Christina February 11,

    I’ve never tried this before. I came across your blog by chance, but I’m going to give this a shot! Thanks for all your advice!

    Reply
  • Glendita February 11,

    There is a Bogo sale going and I have a coupon for a dollar off on two. How would this work? Could I use a coupon on each item.. Sorry confused, beginner at work.. Please help?

    Reply
  • Krista February 12,

    Hi Ruth!
    I found your site when my new husband (married last month) and I realized we needed to cut back on our spending. I’m excited (and petrified) to get started. I’m in week two and struggling, but working on it!
    I was wondering if you knew of any other coupon books similar to The Couponizer. Amazon says it is not in print anymore.
    Thanks!
    Krista
    Central FL

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  • Jodi February 24,

    Hi Ruth
    Thank you for you blog. As a beginner I appreciate you breaking it down. Makes it a lot less intimidating. Can you please explain how to organize the loose coupon folder (couponizer is what you use I believe) I am going to use a accordion file and need to know what to label my slots.
    Thanks Jodi

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  • Court February 27,

    I just had a great first experience. I went into walgreens with my three items picked (and knew I would have to make one exception and ad on some kitty food). I ended up getting a grand total of stuff worth $92.00 for $36.00 between my coupons and member card. I had a really hard time even finding three good deals and I know this was because i had to search for every coupon I would use not really having a collection yet but it was well worth it. I did ending up getting a few extra things included in that total as well but they to met the criteria, meaning they were on 75% clearance and there was an amazing sale on handsoap that was about 65% discount. I know it will only get easier and savings will get bigger once I know what I”m doing! thanks for the help!!!

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  • jess March 2,

    Thanks !! Im off to step one after reading that …………………..one question ..how is the best way to label my categories?
    Il buy what I need but how many dividers do I need ?
    thankyou =) ..

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  • a mom in need March 4,

    I need help real help..have very little money have a family ..need someone to help and show me how to be a extreme couponing. Ontario california

    Reply
  • Reese March 12,

    Do you have more current websites you go to for printable coupons? You may have already commented on this but I finally gave up digging through them all…
    Thanks!

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  • Brian Bentley March 17,

    I have a question please . What about the expiration dates ? Do you worry about them or can you still use them. thank you

    Reply
  • Ken N. March 19,

    I really like the informative set-up here. I did actually see the television show about extreme couponing, I have to admit. Personally, I am learning this to help my family. Since this recession, the war on terrorism and the nationwide foreclosure problems, my family has had to come together to get through this problem. Shopping is done, on a theoretically a large one household family, food is cooked and distributed to five families. Other necessities are bought in bulk and also distributed throughout the five families(Grandma is the chef, Mom and Auntie are the shoppers and distributers). The problem is that we’re still struggling. Now, I’m gonna follow your “How to begin” strategies to help my family. With just recently being diagnosed with cancer and also being disabled, this is giving me the motivation to not focusing on giving strength to these obstacles, but giving me drive to helping my family.Beginning step one now!!! Thank you!!!

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  • Eve March 19,

    Can’t wait to save on grocery items! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Jackie watson March 20,

    Luv it hope I do well :)

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  • Crystal March 23,

    I’m separating from the military in the near future. This website is a blessing to my family! I have been trying to figure out the details and how to save more than just using coupons on what we normally buy (half the time I buy without a coupon anyway). With 3 growing boys to feed, and my husband staying in (despite the cutbacks), anything we can save will be worth it to our family. Thank you so much for sharing and God bless you and yours!

    Reply
  • kelly brinn March 25,

    I want to start couponing cause I think it is a good thing to help save money!

    Reply
  • Samantha March 31,

    I think this website is really great. I’ve been trying to find ways to save money so that my husband and I can afford for me to stay at home full-time with my son. I do have a question. Do you use the file box, the couponizer, and the Qubie system all at the same time?

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  • Ruby April 1,

    I have been trying to learn how to coupon for the longest time now and have not had any success. I am so glad that I found your site, I have read everything and am ready to get started on week 1 lesson, can’t wait to start saving money for my family. My goal is to be able to coupon and pay nothing so that I can save what money I can because we are on a disabled family income and need all the help I can get with groceries. Thank you so much, so far it seems like it might be just easy enough I can learn how to do it.

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  • Shane April 8,

    Ok I have a question. My wife and I are wanting to start really couponing but most coupons we see have adds like save a dollar on any two of a particular brand. So how can you extreme coupon when they are having you buy more then 1 of the product in order to save a dollar.

    Reply
  • Terry Mctyre April 10,

    Wished I had read your information first baby steps was really helpful first trip I had coupons but had not read your article. Thanks ! Terry

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  • Pat April 20,

    Thanks for your site it’s great. I don’t know if I am overlooking it but I would like to know where to order newspaper inserts from. Our one newspaper doesn’t always have them in it. Thanks again, I loved all your information.

    Reply
  • D'Wan Carpenter April 21,

    I’m just starting this coupon thing and I’m excited. But I’m confused about the newspaper subscription. My local paper is $15/mo which seems expensive to me if I can get it on Sunday for $2 which totals $8/mo. I should mention the paper is running a special right now for $10/mo for the thur/fri/sun and online access for 6 months then $20/mo. Help me understand the rational for a subscription???

    Reply
    • Tina Raynor May 20,

      I was informed that a subscription will guarantee you a paper. I also would rather buy mine straight from the rack for the lesser price. It is based on your personal choice. Happy couponing!

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  • Jeanie L. April 25,

    I am just starting, I don’t want to pay $25 +shipping for that qubie thing when I can build my own binder for $5+/-
    I was just wondering what “sections” you organize your binders in to? I know I can do basically whatever, but for the sake of having never used paper coupons I think it would help to have a starting idea their. ;p

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    • Tina Raynor May 20,

      I have mine organized like a store would.
      Frozen food
      Dairy
      Condiments
      Drinks
      Snacks
      Medical
      Men’s personal care
      Women’s personal care
      and so on. You organize it to your comfort and style…. Just thought I would help out!

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  • Anonymous April 26,

    How often do coupon sites add coupons? Or is it daily thing?

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  • Bev April 30,

    I’d like to know the answer to the above post of Jeanie L. I’m wondering the same thing.

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  • kim garrett May 14,

    I was wondering why its important to file inserts . I am a little confused . I thought that all we do was clip and file .

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  • Alexis May 15,

    hi Ruth, I myself spend loads of money every year in buying supplements and vitamins online for the whole family, apart from other stuff, but had never though of checking for coupon codes until I started looking online. Well, I’ve saved hundreds of bucks and I started posting my own

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  • Lorna May 15,

    I appreciate this step by step process… I have been looking for just this !!!!
    Can’t wait ,, Got my binder today!!!!

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  • regal bullion May 19,

    Hi! I’ve been reading your web site for a while now and finally got
    the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Porter Texas!

    Just wanted to say keep up the excellent work!

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  • Tina Raynor May 20,

    I just want to say that I have searched for someone else that uses the same methods and has the ability to baby step through couponing! I am just beginning to work with beginner couponers and sometimes run into problems with how to simplify. Thanks for your advice! I hope you don’t mind me sharing your site with my group because I think your awesome! North Carolina

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  • Myrna May 22,

    Thank you….thank you….thank you!!! Though I know it will take work, you make it sound so easy and I want to do it. Every other site I have been to either want to sell me their book or DVD, OR they don’t make sense. Thank you again so much for putting your time and effort into this to help us. God truly and richly bless you!!!

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  • Patti May 31,

    thanks so much – just began this task again, and I have started using the baseball card binder method. Looking forward to learning much more!

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  • Anonymous June 6,

    This may be a really dumb question especially. If the answer isbin a comment or the other sections but when a coupon says 1 coupon per customer how do you use 2 or more at the same time for that item? I know you can use manufacture coupons along withstore coupons but dont get the consept of using multiple coupins for the same item…..unless its per customer per however many the coupon is for?

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  • Candi June 11,

    Thanks for the info. I have tried unsuccessfully to coupon. I would clip coupons out of the Sunday paper but found it wasn’t worth the $2 or $3 that it would save. I am going to try this one more time. We could use the extra cash. Luckily I have a job where I do not do much work. Hoping I can get my organization done here.

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  • nicole June 14,

    i don’t quit understand the coupon match ups..are they the items that are on sale in the store that i can find a coupon for?

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  • LaShaunda June 22,

    OMG thank you your a life saver with five kids I been wanting to do this bit didn’t know how thank you so much God Bless

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  • Anonymous July 15,

    When you print coupons offline do they apply for all stores? Or will they say the store that accepts the coupons there? I just looked at coupon.com and was confused

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    • April July 28,

      I was wandering the same thing and if they expire too

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  • david smith tacoma wa July 21,

    thank you for sharing im saving money already yea its not easy as i though but i just come back to ur page and read a lil and get back int the store

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  • barb July 22,

    Thank you so much for the advise. I am well known to be organized, but once I hit the store sometimes I’m at a loss. Your information will help with this and I thank you. Going to give it a try and see how things go. The way the economy is now every penny counts.

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  • Katherine July 25,

    I like your site a lot and I watched your video on how to organize the file and couponizer. However, I think I am confused. Do I need to collect 12 weeks of ads BEFORE I can start couponing?

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  • S Ray July 26,

    I’m watching extreme couponing on tv…and I see these ladies pile tons of one items in their carts…does this mean for each item. They have to have let’s say. 40 coupons for 40 bottles of BBQ sauce ?

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  • Yaneth July 27,

    Thank you for this wed side, I will start with the baby steps, I got my Sunday newspaper I cut my coupons, I will also plan to get the coupons from the free gazette here from Maryland, also from online, them I will go to buy to the store , wish me good luck :), thank you so much for this wed side

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  • April July 28,

    Me and my husband are going to be moving in a house at the end of aug and I want to start the couponing system to help save money plus find out really big news to if we will have a little one on the way and I hear about websites you can print coupons off from what are some of those websites. I want to get the system started so I can start doing it once we get moved and try and start a little before..

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  • Brittanie July 30,

    hey I was going to ask if you have had a problem with the websites for coupons giving your computer a virus? I have and would like to know if there is a way around that?

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  • Cecily July 30,

    Ruth,
    I also have a question which I’m sure you’ve answered many times already, and either I’m not seeing it or I don’t quite understand all the coupon lingo yet. I have read and actually captured a screenshot via my phone of your Coupon Lingo Guide, so this should help me a great deal. – My Question: I am planning on doing a lot of shopping at Wal-Mart. Compared to most of the stores around me, this is one of cheapest for my family. Their coupon policy states, “there is NO LIMIT on the number of coupons per transaction”, but most coupons state the limit of four (4) in one shopping/transaction, etc. How are you able to get around this? I notice couponers on the show do it all the time. I know more than one transaction can be done, and thankfully Wal-Mart does not have a limit on transaction with coupons (as far as splitting up orders to exceed the number of coupons the store takes, because Wal-Mart has no coupons limit).

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  • Araceli Lopez July 31,

    How do I know when a coupon doubles?????

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  • Maya August 2,

    Hi, I was just wondering I have seen the extreme coupon show. I was just wondering how do you save so much money when you buy all of the same product when you only have like one coupon for that product?

    Reply
  • Heidi Trowbridge August 2,

    Hi,
    I’ve started printing coupons from coupons.com. I recently took some with me to Walmart and they refused to honor them because they didn’t scan for some reason. Has anyone else had this problem?

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  • Lauren B August 3,

    Thank you so much for making this article with all the steps needed. I have been watching the shows on TLC for a couple of years and didnt know where to start. You have made it so easy, and for that I thank you!

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  • Angela fernandez August 9,

    I am just getting started, my money is very tight right now and not sure how I am going to feed my family for the rest of the month. So I am praying I figure this out quick and can start saving money.

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    • Sarah August 12,

      I am so sorry you are having such tight times :( I want to figure this out too. I am having issues just doing the math to see if it is a good deal and worth it. I wish you the best. I am new to this too ;) I am trying to get this down to help my paretns who are raising my nephews (ages 14 and 10) and they are tight on money ALL the time, plus my nephews EAT like bottomless pits, blowing through $150 in food in a week!!! So if I can get this down I can send my mom and dad care packages when I can just to help off set their food budget!

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  • Sarah August 12,

    I have a silly question (please forgive my ignorance lol) BUT Walmart is running the back to school specials. They have cereals in packs of 3. Will the coupons for said brands that require you to buy 3 to save $1 work on these? Example General mills 3 packs of cereal for $5 would a $1 off coupon work making 3 boxes for $4? I guess this would blanket all the bundle products that I have coupons for (buy 3 save $1 type) I do not know how long these sales run for but any reply is appreciated :)

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  • Sally August 16,

    Is it just me or is this whole couponing thing a bit on the pathological side? I mean, I’m all about saving tons of money, and I kind of am interested to learn. But at the same time, I don’t know, this all just seems a little bit over the top to me. Not knocking it, just my gut reaction.

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  • Amanda August 21,

    Hello Ruth, I am a mother of two and I am also disabled. Including the kids, myself and my husband I have very little funds to work with on supplying food for our family. I am not able to work nor is my husband. With the living expenses we have I have only been able to budget approximately $200 a month to feed all 4 of us for a entire month. Its extremely hard to do and I am also new at using coupons. We grow, freeze, and can many vegetables from our small garden to help with our food budget and to help during the winter monthes as well…I am desperate and in need for any suggestions you or anyone else may have..i am trying to figure out a way to put more food on the table without going over the budget we have, because money is extremely tight. Can you please help me. Thank You!!!

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  • Anonymous August 21,

    I am, a beginner,i have coupon in the past, and hope, i get as good as you are, because money is real tight right.

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  • Anonymous August 21,

    I am, a beginner,i have coupon in the past, and hope, i get as good as you are, because money is real tight right.
    I am 45 and have little income coming in this will help alot.

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  • Kimberly McBride August 21,

    I cannot thank you enough for your week by week program. If I had tried to do more than 3 items today I would have quit. However, I did have multiples of some so I saved $20! I got makeup that was $4.97 for 97 cents, free toilet paper, and 2 packs of razors that were $4.97 each for $1.97 each. YEAH. I know it is baby steps, but it felt great! The lady at the checkout was amazed. Thank you so much!!! Ready for week two!

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  • Nicole August 22,

    I have a question as well you said look for items on sale and then get the coupons for it almost all of the items I found have a limit of one coupon per item and I am struggling to try to find good deals still. I look in the weekly ads and then try to find coupons for their best deals and still I seem to not find a great deal… what am I doing wrong?

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  • Courtney Butler August 23,

    I have always been told that you can only use 1 coupon at a time for that item. I had 2 coupons for diapers, well I got the boxes I need and when I went to use both coupons, I was only allowed to use 1 coupon. I am confused on how the couponing works. How does a person have so many coupons when you can only use 1 coupon per that item?

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    • Kimberly Thibodeaux McBride August 24,

      Courtney it depends upon the store. Walmart always you to use more than one. On many of the coupons, it will say in fine print, max 4, etc. However, I had a $2.00 any Revlon eye product, and the eyeshadow was $2.97 at Walmart. I managed to get 4 coupons from fly. and got 4 eyeshadows for 97 cents each. It depends on store policy and the fine print.

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  • america August 23,

    Here’s my question: I find that store brands are often less expensive than name brands even with the coupons. So how does it save money to use coupons? How do you end up with things that are free? I would like to become an extreme couponer not just to help out my family, but would like to use it to give that food to food banks.

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    • Kimberly Thibodeaux McBride August 24,

      I thought the same thing. However, if you follow the advice on this website and watch for sales and match up coupons, you will get better products for even less than store brand. For example, I cannot use cheap razors; they tear my skin up. I clipped a 3 coupons for $3.00 off of Venus razors which retail for $4.97 at Walmart. I also use Ibotta, an app than gives you money back for buying certain products, so I got $1.00 back per pack. I ended up with 3 packs for 97 cents. I saved $12.00, I have good quality razors that will last a long time, and my legs are very happy!!

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      • Anonymous September 15,

        So I put it to the test on a few items this weekend. I had 5 coupons for spaghetti sauce that were on sale for $1.00 off if you buy 5. So with the store’s discount, and the coupons, I ended up spending $.75 for the name brand sauce. I did the same for some Dawn dish washing, they were on sale, again $5.00 off 5, I used coupons and got them for $.75. It was also their case lot sale, so I took advantage of those savings and then submitted as many coupons as I had for those items. I still had to be careful that I didn’t spend more on name brands, and ended up throwing some coupons out because store brands were cheaper…but ended up saving a total of $35, which I was thrilled about. It takes some time, because you do have to check out store ads and buy many things that will store well at a time, which can be a challenge at first on a limited budget. My husband was cringing when he saw what was in my cart, but when I told him the total, he was really surprised. So it does work. Research is the key.

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  • Lorena August 25,

    How do I label the binder? By types of food or date?

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  • Beverly Owens August 31,

    I am an older lady in a scooter. I don’t get to the store much and I do not have a lot of money to spend on Groceries. I live in Gulfport, Ms. and wonder if there are any couponers here in my area. I watch most all the extreme couponing shows and it really fascinates me to see how people save. I do not have a website.

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  • Rena griffin September 4,

    I want to start couponing, i started your step reading and ran in a probblem with if a coupon for the same brand but calls for four of this brand and you buy four different things in this brand can you use the coupon four the four items and the one of each of the actual product you buy which would be a total of five coupons for that one item? Please help trying hard but they have made it even harder to understand. Also with the printable coupons should the always have a bar code i was thinking they should but not all print out with bar codes, please help.

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    • Rena September 4,

      Will your answer go to my email or show up on this page?

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  • Anonymous September 6,

    good morning, i am new to coupling and have a question. When printing coupons, I noticed that some of my coupons have the same sku numbers, can I use these? I think my computer printed in triplicate even though I did not set this. Marjie

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  • heather tortoris September 10,

    how can you copies coupons thought you couldnt copy just want to know how?

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  • Mandy September 29,

    Hi! I’ve just started week one today.. went out and bought three papers from our local grocery store and none of them had a single coupon in them! Now what? Will printable coupons be my only source?

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  • Julie Wonkka October 1,

    Hi Ruth! I just found your site and I am hooked!! I decided to start couponing… That being said I am taking the process slowly because I really want this to stick. I really wanted an organizer like your “couponizer” which I could not find anywhere! I went and wandered around Staples this morning and found a small 1″ binder (5 1/2″x 8 1/2″) that I could buy binder pockets, dividers and loose leaf paper for. I also bought the file box there and spent around $35.00 for all. It might seem a little pricey, but it is an investment. Thank you so much for your hard work to help those of us who didn’t have a clue how to do the “couponing” thing.

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  • Karyn October 3,

    Officially excited… poor college student meets food. :)

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  • Ana October 18,

    How do I know which websites of coupons are approved by my grocery stores?

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  • Emily January 1,

    i have relized that it is not as easy as you might think eispeally with a tight schedule but you feel really good when you save over 100$. it is easyier said than done but once you get a groove a system per say, it is not so hard. Start small and work your way up and maybe have your daughter,husband,family member, or even someone who also want to coupon help you. maybe start with a store you like and work out either way it is not easy to start but it is worth it.

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