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Here is as much info about where to find coupons and basic information on how to use them as I can offer in one sitting! This was one of the first posts that was published from the blog, so the All You info was for the current issue at that time. It is just an example, but I usually post the new month’s list as soon as I can find it.
All about COUPONS!
Where to find them:
*Sunday paper *Clipping service
*inside packages *backs of receipts
*Email clubs *Junk mail
*text coupons *write the manufacturer
*Rewards cards *Catalinas
*All You magazine
Just as an example of what you can get in All You magazine, here is a list of the coupons included in the February 2011 issue:
|Advertiser||Coupon Value||Expiration Date|
|All You® Eat Well, Save Big Cookbook||$1.00||4/05/2010|
|Boca Meatless Products||$1.00 off 2 Packages||3/31/2010|
|Borden® Singles Sensations||$1.00||3/31/2010|
|Campbell’s® V8® Soups||$1.00 off 2||4/15/2010|
|Colgate® 360® Toothbrush||$1.00||3/31/2010|
|Cottonelle Fresh® Moist Wipes Tub||$0.50 on any 1||3/31/2010|
|Cottonelle® Toilet Paper 12-Pack||$1.00 on any 1||3/31/2010|
|Couples Retreat Special Edition DVD or Blu Ray||$1.00||4/11/2010|
|DOLE® All Natural Fruit Jars||$0.75||4/30/2010|
|DOLE® Fruit Bowls||$0.75||4/30/2010|
|Eight O’Clock® Coffee||$0.75||3/15/2010|
|Good Earth® Tea||$0.75||3/15/2010|
|Hershey’s® Kisses® Brand||$1.00||3/31/2010|
|Jillian Michaels Natural Whey Protein Powder||$1.00||3/03/2010|
|Milk-Bone® Essentials Plus+™ biscuits or chewy treats||$1.00 on any||7/31/2010|
|Milk-Bone® Essentials Plus+™ long lasting chew||$1.00 on any||7/31/2010|
|Nature Made® Vitamin||$1.00||02/28/2010|
|Neutrogena® Advanced Solutions® complete acne therapy system||$3.00||4/30/2010|
|New York Frozen Product||$0.50 on any||5/23/2010|
|N.Y.C. New York Color®|| $1.00 off any N.Y.C. New York Color®
Item $1.72 or Higher
|Ore-Ida® Frozen Potatoes||Buy 2, Save $1.00||3/31/2010|
|Pepperidge Farm® frozen bread||$0.55||3/31/2010|
|Polaner Sugar Free Preserves with Fiber||$1.00||3/26/2010|
|Pure Protein® Bars||$1.00||3/03/2010|
|Rianxeira Tuna Snacks/Bites||Try 1 For FREE (up to $1.88 value)||4/30/2010|
|Rogaine®||$5.00 off Any ROGAINE® Product||5/31/2010|
|T. Marzetti® Salad Dressing||$1.00||4/30/2010|
|Taco Bell® Home Originals® Salsa and Salsa Con Queso||$1.00||4/30/2010|
FYI & Tips:
*Printables usually print twice per IP address.
*Usually have to download a print program like Bricks.
*Buy more than one paper or ask people to save them for you – you will want more than 1! There are usually no coupons on holiday weekends.
*There is an insert schedule on SundayCouponPreview.com and on Thursday, they usually list what coupons are in the inserts.
*Know your store’s policy. Print it! Carry it!
Most blogs have them, some are different than others. Some are regional. Some are specialized or selective. Find your favorites and follow them. For example: if you live on the Northshore, you will want to follow this blog. If you are obsessed with all things Disney, You may also want to follow CouponingtoDisney.com. If you live in the Baton Rouge area, you will be interested in MyBatonRougeMommy.com. Find a few that you like and follow them. They all share the best deals.
Learn the lingo. Most blogs have a glossary.
SS= Smartsource insert
RP= Redplum insert
PG= Proctor & Gamble insert
GM= General Mills insert
B1G1 or BOGO= Buy 1 Get 1 Free
ECB= CVS Extra Care Bucks
RR= Wags Register rewards
$/$$= $5 off $25 purchase
$/2= Save $1 WYB 2(wyb when you buy)
Example of how a deal is posted on a blog:
Maruchan Yakisoba Noodles — $0.48
Use 50c/1 from 1/2 SS (exp 3/31)
Reach Floss — $0.97
Use $1 from 1/3/10 (exp 1/31) or $1/1 from 10/10 RP (exp 4/30)
Make sure you are getting the right product for the coupon. READ THEM WELL!
Try to use your sale papers and do the math at home to avoid issues at the register.
Most all stores that do BOGO sales allow 2 coupons which both go toward the paid item. This is the same principle as stacking a store Q and a manuf Q, just marketed differently. Think of it as the store coupon is 50% off each and you then use a MQ on top of each. Same math, different marketing. This also applies when you Buy 1 item, get a different item free.
For example, Winn Dixie has a Double Play promo. Maybe “Buy Jiffy peanut butter, get a Welch’s jelly free”. You can use both a Jiffy coupon AND a Welch’s coupons as long as niether coupon excludes the sizes that the promo are including. Both coupon amounts will come off of the Jiffy that you have to buy, or essentially, the grand total of your order.
If you have a MQ BOGO and the store has it on BOGO, then both items are free! If you have 2 MQ BOGO coupons for the same item, they cancel each other out and both items are free!
Most stores that do 10 for $10 do not require you to buy 10 items to get that price. Check with your favorite store for their limitations and exclusions.