It's All Frugal

Effective Couponing and Other Frugal Tips & Tricks

Getting Started


Follow my Couponing Bootcamp  to get a step-by-step approach to learning the basics of couponing in only one month!


1. Collect coupon inserts Buy multiple papers (I suggest buying papers in increments of 2 for BOGO deals)


2. Print Coupons from the internet(2 prints allowed per computer) I only print as needed or for high value coupons.


3. Sign up for Store Cards or rewards programsSome stores only allow you to receive savings by using a store card or mobile app. There is no fee to sign up.


CVS Extracare card register online to receive extra coupons sent you’re your inbox. Rewards are linked to an individual card.
Walgreens Balance Rewards – receive points for products purchased and special saving for members.
Kroger Plus card – Clip Ecoupons online and load straight to your card. Get fuel points for every dollar spent and track your balance online.
Remke Pump Perks– Link to a Speedway card for fuel points.
Meijer MPerks – instead of a card, your account is linked to your 10 digit phone number and your selected PIN. You can clip store coupons online and redeem them at the register by entering your info on the keypad.

Target Mobile – you can sign up to have coupons sent directly to your phone via text. You can scan your bar code directly from your phone or print from link and bring to store and use at register. These can be combined with MFR coupons for double savings.


4. Develop an organization method


a. Binder
b. File box or Envelope Method
c. File cabinet –this is the method I prefer because it fits best with my lifestyle.


5. Setup an email account strictly for couponing as most sites require you to set up a free account to receive a printable coupon. Sign Up for multiple product email lists (Keebler, pampers, huggies, Kroger). They will send you email alerts and coupons as well as let you know of upcoming deals.


6. Create a spreadsheet or grocery list that works for you to keep track of what items you are buying as well as the coupons you will be using for those items.  (See mine HERE)


7. Use the Coupon Database to compare the weekly sale items to the available coupons. Put these deals into your weekly spreadsheet or grocery list.


8. Sign up to get “Sneak Peaks” of ads sent to your mailbox. CVS, Remke, Meijer will all send you the ads a few days before they start in the stores.


9. Create a space for your stockpile and keep it organized. It will be growing before you know it! Put new items acquired to the back to keep things from expiring.

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