When I was growing up, my mom was the maddest super couponer around. In fact, when extreme couponing got so popular due to the recession, my mom often asked me what the big deal was about all these women saving money. After all, SHE could walk out of the grocery store with $500 worth of groceries that she paid only $7.50 for because she had gotten so good at clipping coupons. She was ahead of her time truly, and people are only now starting to recognize her extreme couponing ability for the talent that it is.
To learn more about extreme couponing, watch the video at the top of the screen.
Today, there are may people who are touting the extraordinary saving that they are able to get by using coupons. While this may be possible, many people find the process difficult. To conquer your coupon quest, make sure you use an organized approach. I’ll include some tips that I got from my mom. She’s one of the best, so you should take notes!
Clipping Coupons: Some Tips for the Newbie
It takes time to get good at extreme couponing. You’re not going to be an expert in a fortnight. Mom used to go to one store–Smith’s Food King–and scope out the store. She eventually went to other stores, too, but she learned what each store had to offer and could maximize her couponing based on what she learned.
My mom loved the Sunday edition of the Idaho Statesman, because it was a great source of coupons for her. As such, she usually wanted more than one paper, and I was the lucky one to buy it for it.
The Sunday edition of your local newspaper can be a great place to find coupons; I can’t tell you how many people raised more than an eyebrow when I would buy about six papers at a time for mom. But she had it right, more papers equal more coupons. If you’re not in a position to buy them, then have the people around you who also get the paper but do not use the coupons to save them for you. You’ll get lots of copies of the paper at no cost to you.
Coupon Websites for Groceries: The New Cash Cow
Use every source you can to collect your coupons. You can find them in the Statesman as well as the Nampa paper, the Press Tribune as well as in your mailbox in the form of mailers and even on the back of receipts. They are also available online, and for your convenience, I’ve included the web addresses for a few of them on the bottom of the article.
Final Thoughts on Clipping Coupons to Save Money at the Grocery Store
As you can see by my stories about my mom, couponing can be an easy way for you to save lots of money (and to sometimes even get some free stuff, too). But unless you know the tips and tricks of the trade, your couponing efforts may frustrate you. Be sure to follow these tips to ensure that your coupon clipping efforts are not in vain.
Below you’ll find websites that offer online coupons.
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