Skip to main content

1. Where to get coupons

First things first. Where does one actually GET the coupons that save so much money. Here are a few ways to get them:

Newspaper Coupons:
In each Sunday's Newspaper, there are anywhere from 1-3 or so inserts of coupons usually hidden within all the ads. The 3 pamphlets are Smart Source, Red Plum, and P&G. The more you have of each one, the more you can get and save. I usually try to get at least 5 of each week's coupons if I can. And more if they are available. Here are a few ways to try to get these inserts:
1. Ask around. Talk to family/friends/neighbors that get the Sunday paper but that probably just throw all the adds and coupons away. Ask them if you could get the coupons from them.
2. Subscribe to the paper. Some people even have several subscriptions to the Sunday paper so they get more inserts.
3. See if there are any stores in your area that sell the Sunday Paper at a discount. In our town, Kroger sells the Sunday paper on Mondays for only $1.00.


Printable Coupons:
(Note: I just barely got a printer, and therefore don't know too much about printing coupons yet.....I'll soon be learning more, so I'll share more later.) 
There are tons of coupons you can print from websites online. Most of these websites allow you to print only 2 coupons per computer. (I think you print, then click back and click on the coupon again.) Here are a couple websites to get you started:
Smart Source
Coupons.com


Store Card Coupons:
There are websites that allow you to upload coupons directly onto your store card. These are only 1 per card, but come in handy. Here are a couple to get you started:
Cellfire
Shorcuts





Store Coupons:
Something I was totally oblivious to before I started couponing was how many stores have coupons just sitting right there that you can use. Many times you find them at the entrance of the store. Sometimes you find them on displays for products throughout the store. Sometimes they are printable from the store's website. If you aren't sure if your store has any coupons, just ask!
***VERY IMPORTANT NOTE!: Store Coupons are especially valuable because you can "stack" a store coupon AND a manufacturer's coupon for the same product for extra savings!!! (More on this later.)



As you start out, you certainly don't have to get coupons from ALL these sources. Maybe just choose one or two to start with and go from there.

Now, go get some coupons!

Comments

Alyssa Hoyt said…
OK, so I have questions for you. I have thought about using coupons, and understand that saving money is just as good as earning it, but it seems like the coupons I find are rarely for the things I buy (produce, grains, etc). I don't usually buy cereal, snacks, or other processed foods.

My other problem is that if the coupons are for the items I need, it seems like most of the time it is still a better deal to get the store brand instead of the name brand with the coupon.

Could you address your experience with this? Thanks!

Also, what store do you usually shop at? I have not seen store coupons for groceries at Kroger, which is where I usually shop. Am I looking in the wrong places?

Popular posts from this blog

Crafts & Activities for BOYS!

It can sometimes be tricky to find crafts and learning activities that will capture a little boy's attention span. Believe me, I know! I have 3 little boys and so many of our crafts and activities are along themes of things that little boys often love! Cars, Trucks, Planes, Bugs, Dinosaurs, Legos, Sports, Animals, Space, etc. So here is our collection of tried and true crafts and activities for boys! 
(P.S. And don't worry, I also have 2 little girls, and can verify that each of these are also 100% girl approved too!)




And if you are wondering where to get SUPPLIES for these crafts and activities, check out this post! You can get pretty much anything you need to make these crafts and activities and more all on Amazon. Like Craft foam, Construction paper, Paint, and so much more.

Click on a picture to see that post. Or click HERE to see all of these posts.









Build a Dinosaur!

Our recent theme for Preschool@Home was DINOSAURS! This is a great (and super easy) activity for helping kids learn and recognize shapes
(This game is also a great way for preschoolers to learn!) 
This Dinosaur building activity uses craft foam, which means it can be used over and over again! And the possibilities are truly endless.
Or use some glue on the shapes and it could also become a one-of-a-kind dinosaur craft! No matter how you use it, this simple dinosaur activity will produce some very unique prehistoric creatures!

Supplies: Green craft-foam (The foam is perfect because it is very durable for little hands. Check out this huge pack of craft foam for a great price on Amazon! Scissors

Prep Work:

Using the craft foam, cut out the following shapes:  1 big half-circle1 medium triangle1 medium square1 medium circle3 small rectangles3 small long triangles3 small squares4 small triangles3 small circles


How to Play: Lay out all the shapes and show your child how to build a dinosaur. You can …

Father's Day Goodie Bags

Check out this super cute Father's Day Gift! These goodie bags are so easy to make and can be filled with treats, notes, or any kind of fun surprise for Daddy!


Supplies: Brown paper lunch sacksScrapbook paper (Check out our post on an AMAZING deal for scrapbook paper packs on Amazon!)ScissorsGlueTape
Here's what you do: Using scrapbook paper, cut out a tie shape, and glue it onto your bag.(Before doing the next step, fill your bag with the goodies of your choice.)
Similar to the Easy Father's Day Card we made (HERE), you simply cut 2 slits at the top of the bag that you fold over to look like the collar of a shirt. Secure them down with clear tape so that the bag can be opened by simply taking the tape off, like this:




And check it out! Here are some more great Father's Day gift ideas for Dad!



(this post contains affiliate links)