Friday, June 27, 2008

A penny saved . . .

I love using coupons. With gas and grocery prices on the rise,
I am more glad than ever that I do.
People keep asking me to post and brief explanation of couponing on this blog. Here it goes:

1. You need to subscibe to the Sunday paper, this is where I get most of my coupons. I get 6 Sunday papers delivered to our home. I suggest getting one per person in your family.

2. Organize them by week, date them and keep them together. (There are three different types of coupon inserts Red Plum, SmartSource and Proctor and Gamble)

3. Hold on to the coupon until a great sale comes along and matches the coupon.

4. Find a website you like that does all the work for you, they oganize the coupons and match coupons to sales for you and rate the deal, 5 star deals mean it is time to stock up.

5. Some websites I use or have used are : pinchingyourpennies.com (free) , grocerysmarts.com (also free, the password for Utah is g84csg. You can have them come to your home for a presentation that is great for beginners, it is very clear. You can contact them about getting a password for your area) and couponsense.com (this one costs money and is also in AZ for all those AZ friends of mine) I have never used these, but have heard of them: couponmom.com and thegrocerygame. com.

Be patient while you start building up coupons and soon it will get easier. You will start to see trends in sales and you will know how much to pay for certain items.

I have couponed for about three years and in that time have never paid for :
toothpaste, toothbrushes, deoderant, razors (the good kind), shampoo & conditioner, salad dressing and more. I shop for items when they are dirt cheap and buy as many as I have coupons for (this is why I get six newspapers, so I can stock up)

I pay very little for groceries and have a large food storage. Even though I have done this for three years, I continue to be amazed at the savings I recieve and the quality of the items I am getting. I get a huge variety of things from toiletries to groceries to cleaning and laundry supplies. If you aren't couponing, get started! It is WELL worth the little effort it takes. I am happy to answer any questions you have or help you learn these websites. I love to see other people succeed in saving.

7 comments:

Katie said...

Jane - You look HOT in this picture!

Lisa Hall said...

Thank you for revealing your secrets! We're all gonna try it!!! Tell your mom it was good talking to her tonight!! It is such a small world!

TheHottonSix said...

I was bummed that I missed the class the other night. I didn't know about a family dinner I had to attend.

shauntelle said...

jane, i don't know if you remeber me but i am rachels roomate shauntelle. please tell aaron hello for me and if you would send me your family email i wanted to add you to my blo thanks, shauntelle. srowberry@yahoo.com

Brooke said...

I am seriously going to do this. You are brillant!

nicole said...

Jane,
Thank you so much for sharing your tips with all of us. I can't wait to get started!

Katie said...

Just read this again with a new perspective! :) Thanks for posting!

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