*ABC’S OF COUPONING*
The “ABC’s of Couponing” lists simplistic little tips to help you out with becoming a couponer. Developed by Coupon Friendly and Coupon Savvy Sarah, with the idea from Cheryl Dawson.
A – ASK QUESTIONS! If you are unsure about something when it comes to couponing, great pages, such as Coupon Friendly and Coupon Savvy Sarah can give you references for the answers you seek!
B – BE PREPARED! Don’t go to the store without your coupons, list and the weekly ads.
C – COUNT YOUR COUPONS. Buying 4 or more Sunday newspapers gives you the advantage on stocking up on the biggest deals.
D – DEDICATE YOURSELF TO COUPONING. It pays off in the end!
E – EVERY CENT COUNTS. Find stores with the double coupon advantage.
F – FIND THOSE COUPONS. Ask friends/family/co-workers to send their unused coupons your way.
G – GET INFORMED with coupon policies in every store.
H – HAND OVER EXPIRED COUPONS. Military bases overseas are allowed to use coupons 6 months expired.
I – INVEST IN SUBSCRIPTIONS (MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS THAT INCLUDE COUPONS)
J – JOT DOWN DEALS. Keep a detailed list of the deals you find in a notebook.
K – KNOW WHERE YOUR COUPONS WILL MAKE THE BIGGER DIFFERENCE
L – LEARN THE COUPON LINGO, Read that fine print on the coupons, coupon policies, and the abbreviations for certain deals (such as BOGO)
M – MEET OTHER COUPONERS IN YOUR AREA
N – NEWSLETTERS via email & postal mail are filled with product coupons.
O – ORGANIZATION of your coupons is key!
P – PRICE MATCHING! WalMart & Target price match sale prices – does your store?
Q – QUESTIONS WHILE SHOPPING? Keep your coupon policies on hand while shopping in the store!
R – ROCK BOTTOM PRICE LIST: Create your own price sheet!
S – STOCKPILE ITEMS when they are on sale.
T – TRADE UNWANTED COUPONS for coupons that you need.
U – USE STORE & MANUFACTURER coupons stacked together for maximized savings.
V – VOCALPOINT, KRAFT FIRST TASTE & HOUSEPARTY.COM are all great programs that mail you High Value & Free Item coupons.
W – WAIT PATIENTLY for store sales to use your coupons to get the best price.
X – EXERCISE COUPON ETIQUETTE WHILE SHOPPING – Do not clear the shelves and don’t use fraudulent coupons.
Y – YOU CAN create a monthly menu plan to help plan out your grocery lists!
Z – ZERO!! The amount you will be paying once you get a handle on how to coupon!