Where do you Find all of those Coupons, anyways + What do You Do with them Next?
I’m often asked this question when I am grocery shopping: “Where do you get all of those coupons, anyways?!”. It’s more often by the cashiers than by fellow customers because I’m still somewhat of a closet couponer and carry a small coupon binder! Maintaining a steady flow of incoming coupons in the mail plays a key role in my success as a couponer. I don’t like to print out coupons unless they’re for a $15 mail in rebate, for example, or will contribute to me getting FREE products (i.e. a $2 OFF coupon with a 50% OFF sale price AND a $1 Checkout 51 rebate). I also don’t visit too many stores other than Walmart now that price-matching is so seamless with the mobile Reebee app and since Walmart doesn’t often have tear-pad coupons, I’m not usually well stocked-up on those. Imagine my delight when it turned out that one of my Blissdom roommates was a real life tear-pad-putter-upper! (more on that in a future post!)
I follow these 3 steps to make each coupon worth even more
I saved over $300 last October by using coupons and try to devote a few minutes each day to placing new orders! I found lots today and should have a good mail week next week! As I mentionned in my full post over on CanadianCoupons.net (that’s where you’ll find my daily blog posts about couponing), I have a regular routine after I receive coupons in the mail:
- Check Flyer On Fire to find out if the product is on sale in any flyer
- Check Checkout 51 to see if there is a CashBack Rebate offer for the product
- Use my Reebee app to price match the item at Walmart
This is how I was able to turn a $1 OFF Rice Kripsies coupon into $4 in savings, for example, and I am not likely to redeem any of the new coupons that I ordered today unless there are 1 or 2 other layers of savings to match them with.
To find out what I exactly what I ordered today (and to order them, too!), visit my Binder Maintenance blog post over on Canadian Coupons – the website was my sponsor for Blissdom Canada Conference again this year and I hope to do them proud by playing my role in the savings revolution!