Couponing 101 Series

Extreme Couponing 101 July 26th 2011 1st of the series!

Welcome to Extreme Couponing 101
Are you new to couponing, or just have questions?
Then this weekly information will assist you in getting the most savings possible.
Where can you find coupons? Here is a list of great places to get your coupons:
Newspaper Inserts
-PG – Proctor & Gamble
-SS – Smart source
-RP – Red Plum
-GM – General Mills
-K – Kellogg's
-UN – Unilever
Every Sunday (generally not Holiday weekends though) there are coupon inserts in the Sunday paper.
Some folks also receive them in their Wednesday papers.
2. Printable Coupon Websites
Coupon Network
Smart Source
3. Mobile Coupons
4. Manufacture Websites
Here are just a few, think about brands that you use & make a list.
Check their websites for coupons (you should do this on a weekly basis)
Betty Crocker
5. In stores
CVS, use your card to check their coupon machine
Walgreens- has a coupon book in the store
Target occasionally puts out coupon booklets
Walk the isles & look for peelies (on the actual product)
6. On your receipt
Lots of great coupons come with your receipt based on what you have bought.
7. Facebook
“like” your favorite brands and many times there will be a coupon available
8. Magazines
All You
Better Homes & Garden
Family Circle
9. FREE Samples
Generally your Free Samples will come with a coupon for your next purchase. I tell folks to have a
separate email for all your coupons & sign ups for free samples to go to. That way you do not clog
your personal email. Sign up for all the free samples for products that you use, this will generate the free sample, plus generally a coupon.
10. Email your favorite brands
Many of your favorite brands will send out coupons just for the asking
these are a few my favorites! (free bread coupons) (50 cents off coupons) ($2.00 to $5.00 off) (2 $1.00 off coupons) (free Jose Ole product) (4 free meals coupons) (2 free tuna coupons) (free Ziploc container coupon)

Coupon Lingo:
B1G1: Buy one item get one item free
B2G1: Buy two items get one item free
Blinkies: Grocery/drugstore coupon dispensers with blinking lights
Catalina: Catalina coupon, prints from a separate machine when your receipt prints
CRT: Cash register tape
DND: Do not double
Ea.: Each
ECBs: ExtraCare Bucks, CVS loyalty rewards system
ETS: Excludes trial size
Exp.: Expires
GC: Gift card
IVC: Instant Value Coupon, Walgreens Coupon Book
MIR: Mail-in rebate
NLA: No longer available
OYNO: On your next order
OOP: Out of pocket
OOS: Out of stock
Peelie: Peel-off coupon found on products your buying
PSA: Prices starting at
R: Regional coupon, will be listed after insert date as applicable
RRs: Register Rewards, Walgreens' Catalina coupons
Q: Coupon
SCR: Single Check Rebate, Rite Aid monthly rebates program
Stacking: Using a manufacturer's coupon and a store coupon on one item
UPC: Universal product code, bar code
Tear pad: Pad of coupons attached to a display at your store
+UP Reward: Rite Aid reward program