Latest Coupons


How and When to use coupons to get the BEST deal?  There are 3 key “secrets” to Maximum Coupon Savings!
  • One BIG “Secret” is Matching Coupons With Great Sales and Promotions!
    For example, If you go to Walmart to use your $1 off 1 box of Kellog’s Cereal Coupon, it may end up being cheaper to just buy the generic box.
    IF, however, you use the coupon when Kellog’s Cereal is at a rock bottom price – or if you match it with a promotion at your local grocery store you end up with cheap cereal {and a smile on your face}!
How do we find those great sales?  It’s important to realize that groceries go on sale. They all have a “rock bottom lowest price”, and we want to maximize savings and only buying groceries when they are at that rock bottom price (at least that’s the goal).  Don’t worry it’s not too hard, in most areas they follow a cycle roughly 6 weeks long.  That means if you see a rock bottom price this week then you should buy enough of that item to last your family 6 weeks. That way you can avoid having to go back and pay the full retail price in between.  How to spot a rock bottom price?  It takes a little time to find the lowest prices in your area so be patient and work on developing your price list and soon you’ll be able to spot rock bottom prices without the use of the list.
  • Stacking Coupons *My favorite coupon secret*!
    Stacking  means that you will use 1 Manufacturer Coupon and 1 Store Coupon on 1 Item!
    Lowes Foods, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Food Lion stores (just to name a few) all have store coupons and allow them to be stacked with a manufacturer coupon! (You can never, ever use 2 manufacturer coupon on 1 item but most stores will allow you to use 1 store and 1 manufacturer coupon on the same item.  Be sure to check each store’s coupon policy just to be sure.)
  • Double Coupons
    Some stores will double coupons up to a certain value.  This means that one $0.50 off coupon will become $1.00 off, etc.  Awesome, right?  Here are some stores, who we’ve heard that double coupons:
    • Lowe’s Food:  Stores will double 20 coupons with a face value of $0.99 or less every day..
    • Harris Teeter: Stores double coupons up to $0.99 every day.  Occasionally they will advertise triple coupons up to $0.99 or double coupons $0.99-$1.98.
    • Kmart:  Stores will occasionally double coupons.  They may or may not advertise the doubling publicly, but as soon as I hear the details I share them with you!
    • Kroger: Stores will double up to $.50 everyday with your Kroger Plus Card. Some regions will double up to $.55 or more.
Some restrictions usually apply, as to how many coupons you can double, etc. so it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with your local coupon policies.

Where do you find coupons? 
There are many ways to get coupons and several of them are free!  Remember as a couponer, you’ll want to get around 4 copies of your favorite coupons.  This is so when you head to the store to get FREE toothpaste, you’ll be able to get 4 tubes instead of 1. 

Sunday Paper
Tucked neatly inside each Sunday paper are “Coupon Inserts” which will contain Smart Source (SS), Red Plum (RP) or Proctor & Gamble (PG).  Before you order a subscription to your paper ask them two questions- Do they offer a Sunday or weekly only subscriptions?  Do they offer a discount if you buy multiple copies of Sunday’s paper?  Remember, it’s a huge benefit to have multiple copies of coupons!

Other stockpiling Sunday paper options:
  • Pick them up at the dollar store for an even $1.
  • Ask local coffee shops if you have have theirs (maybe offer to recycle papers for them as a trade).
  • Have friends and family save them for you.  Most people won’t mind helping out.
  • Go to recycling centers and get them (before to ask the attendant if this is allowed before you start “dumpster diving”).
  • Get to know the newspaper carriers, they may be willing to give you inserts from papers that they don’t sell, also ask the convenience store clerks too…the store only has to turn in the top portion of the first page of the paper for credit.\See if your work subscribes to a Sunday paper and ask if you can have the insert.

These are coupons that you can load directly onto your store card.

All You Magazine
$100+ worth of coupons each month, plus frugal articles, recipes & more!  Sold at Walmart or subscribe online (Click here to a great price!).

The little machines in the grocery isle with a red blinking light that hands out coupons.
Catalina Coupons
You know those extra strips of paper you get with each receipt? Those are Catalina Coupons and can be very valuable.
Found sticking to the product itself.
Grocery Store Websites
More and more grocery websites are offering printable and downloadable coupons directly from their site.
  My favorite is contacting the company!  Here's a spreadsheet I found that helps a lot!