Where do you Find all of those Coupons, anyways + What do You Do with them Next?

3 Quick Steps to stretch the value of each and every coupon!

3 Quick Steps to stretch the value of each and every coupon!

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:

 

  1. Check Flyer On Fire to find out if the product is on sale in any flyer
  2. Check Checkout 51 to see if there is a CashBack Rebate offer for the product
  3. 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!

About christaclips

Christa is a Save-at-Home-Mom who writes about money saving tips with hopes of inspiring other families who might want to keep one parent at home but aren't sure they can swing it financially. Christa left her career as a teacher trainer when it started costing her $47,000/yr to work outside the home and now works from home as a social media consultant and freelance writer. She shares her full story and money saving tips here on her blog and as co-host of the weekly #cdnmoney twitter chat on Tuesdays from 7-8pm ET. Wife, and mother of 2, Christa lives in Rockland, Ontario and loves skating & nordic skiing on the Ottawa River.

Posted on October 9, 2013, in Couponing and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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