I have a bunch of new friends (in real life) who are interested in couponing, so here goes my explanations. If you have questions, EMAIL ME!!! Beadandelion at gmail dot com!
Where do I find coupons? -
- Get a Sunday paper!
- Orlando-folks - you can actually order up to 10 papers to your home! But WAIT! Why spend the money? My husband brings home 2 sets of inserts from work. I also walk around to 4 neighbors' homes on Monday evening and pick up their picked through coupons!
- Call your city. I did. Apparently anything set out for recycling or trash is free game.... THE MOMENT IT HITS THE CURB... so when we take the baby and dog for a walk after dinner, we are free to search through the recycle bins at the road. (I did this for a year before just asking my neighbors for the papers)
- Like coffee? Panera and Starbucks will have their Sunday papers sitting out each week... stop by on Sunday morning OR talk to the manager and offer to recycle for them!! I have a blogger-buddy who stops by Panera on Monday morning and takes all of their recycling, gets her coupons and takes the rest to the recycling center!
- Simple - clip
- WRONG! Just file them away! Serious. I found that when I clipped I never found the coupons I needed and I was sorting coupons that were expired rather than looking for those I could use. When I post how will you find your coupons?
- So you have a box and some hanging file folders. Label them by weeks. Today is 3/6/11. That is how my file is labeled. Trust me on this. If you follow me and the blogs I follow you will always know what insert to find your coupon.
- So you have 5 or 6 sets of RedPlums or SmartSource from 3/6. Make a mega RP or SS. Spread them over the kitchen counters and separate them by page and make it where if you need to cut 6 of the same coupon, you have them all there! Snip snip, you have 6 coupons, move on.
- I will tell you that - all coupon inserts prior to 12/3/10 are expired, expect the one for $2/Excedrine
- I have a file for all the random pages of weird diet drug coupons that expire 3 months after the rest of the coupons. I keep it separated by months that they expire.
- How to read my posts
- SS - Smart Source coupon insert
- RP - Red Plum coupon insert
- PG - Procter and Gamble coupon insert
- $/$$ is a VERY good thing.. it refers to a coupon that has a $/ off a $$ amount!
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