Saturday, April 30, 2011

Laura's Guide to Couponing: Getting Your Coupons

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Next week will be the first week that I will be getting new coupon inserts since starting this blog (since there were no inserts on Easter). I'm super excited about this and I'm planning on posting my shopping list so you can see what I am doing and how much money I'm spending.

Tomorrow is Sunday, which means the Sunday paper is coming out. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS PAPER. It's going to have a LOT of coupons in it.

 If you're in college, you probably don't have a subscription to the paper, so make sure you buy a paper (or two... or three...) tomorrow! I usually buy one copy of the AJC and one copy of the Athens Banner-Herald. The coupons are mostly the same in each but I have noticed differences before. It will cost you $3.50 total to buy both of them.

Next, make sure to stop by, and Coupon Network by Catalina to print off your printable coupons. Finally, if you shop at Kroger, be sure to stop by the Kroger website to load eCoupons onto your Kroger plus card.

There are a couple of other places to get coupons as well:

1) Always check your "junk mail" because it often includes one or two coupons for something you need as well as coupons to restaurants.
2) Grab the Wednesday paper too; I got a coupon for $5 off my $30+ purchase at Publix from last week's Wednesday paper.
3) Use Upromise; sign up for Upromise, which is an easy way to save money for college (or anything!). I will probably have a Upromise post later on, but basically you register your shopper's cards from CVS, Rite-Aid, Kroger, etc. (there is a special card for Upromise at Publix too) and load coupons from the site onto your card. They update the first of the month and the coupon DOES NOT COME OFF your total but rather a portion of your total goes into your Upromise savings.
4) Check company websites. Use the sale paper each week to see what's on sale, and then if you see something for super-cheap, check the company website to see if there is a coupon to make it even cheaper!
5) Buy All You magazine and check out their website. All You is only sold at WalMart but it is worth getting.
6) For Target shoppers, go to Target's coupons page. These Target coupons can be "stacked" with manufacturer coupons (the ones in the paper, for example) to increase your savings.
7) Stop by Walgreen's tomorrow because there will be a coupon booklet available with tons of great coupons inside.

Tomorrow I will make a post about what to do with your coupons once you have them. Please let me know if you have any questions! :)

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