Becoming a savvy couponer takes some work and effort.
Besides newspapers and magazines, there are numerous Websites you can use to find coupons. A few are:Coupons.com, RedPlum.com, and SmartSource.com.
Many stores and manufacturers have coupons on their Websites. You also can “like” your favorites on Facebook to get coupons.
Match Coupons with Sales
Match your coupons with store sales to maximize your savings. Find a local Website that will do a lot of the hard work for you. PennyPinchinMom is a wonderful site for couponers in the Kansas City area. An excellent one for the Topeka area is SeeMeSave.
Many stores accept manufacturer and store coupons. This means you can combine these savings. Ex: There is a manufacturer’s coupon for $1 off one box of diapers. There also is a store coupon for $1 off one box of diapers. Stack these coupons for a total of $2 off one box of diapers.
Organizing your Coupons
It is important to find an organizational method that helps you stay on top of your coupons. Many stores sell cheap binders in which you can store your coupons. These are great for beginners. Usually, they don’t come with tabs so you can customize them as best fit your shopping needs. Some sample categories include:
Again, customize these to your needs.
If you need more room, you can buy a full-size binder to organize your coupons using baseball card holders. With a larger binder you can store scissors and other supplies, store coupon policies, and have more sections to divide your coupons.