Couponing

How to Coupon: A Simple 5-Step Guide

How to Coupon: A 5-Step Quick Guide

Couponing can be overwhelming and, quite frankly, a little bit scary. I promise that it isn’t difficult to do but you’ll need to do some work. I hope that this guide will hold your hand while you start your couponing adventure!

So, are you ready?

Here’s a simple 5-step guide on how to coupon to get you started.

1. Get Coupons – you’ll need coupons, of course!

The easiest way to get coupons is to print them! Read More

How I Organize My Coupons in 5 Minutes (Or Less!)

how i organize my coupons in 5 minutes

I hate clipping coupons. I know, it’s ironic because I’m a couponer.

I used the binder method when I started couponing. Clipping and organizing my coupons using baseball card protectors took about 2-3 hours! OMG! I hated couponing after that. There were coupons everywhere!

I literally ignored the coupon mess for a month! Okay, maybe two. There had to be a better way.

There was. And I found it. I want to share it with you. Read More

How to Organize Coupons

how to organize coupons

Organization is key to successful couponing.

Back-to-school season is the best time to buy supplies. However, you can still find great deals any time of the year. You can purchase baseball card holders at Michael’s or Joann’s and use their weekly in-ad coupons which are up to 50% off. Their coupons are also available on their respective websites to print or on their apps. Don’t forget to check out Dollar Tree, Target and Walmart for inexpensive supplies. Read More

Where to Get Coupons

where to get coupons list

You’ll need coupons if you want to start couponing. Where to get coupons? I’ve compiled different sources for you below:

Paper coupons

  • SUNDAY PAPER INSERTS
  • BLINKIES – a small machine that spits out coupons at the stores; many are found at the grocery stores
  • TEARPADS – a pad of coupons usually found on products displays, free-standing or on the shelves
  • PEELIES & HANGTAGS – coupons found attached to the products.
  • CATALINA – coupons that print at the register.
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Couponing Codes and Definitions

Abbreviations and codes are cool but you’ll be an even cooler couponer if you know them (ha! half-kidding!). For reals though, you’ll see all these abbreviations and codes everywhere.

Couponing Codes and Definitions

ECB or EB

extracare bucks, extrabucks at CVS

Plenti Points

rewards from Rite Aid and other participating retailers

RR

register rewards at Walgreens

CRT

cash register tape (aka receipt)

PP

Paypal

Q

coupon

IP

internet printable

ISO

in search of (used in social medias and forums)

BOGO, B1G1

Buy one get one free

CS

customer service

 RC

raincheck

OOP

out of pocket

OYNO

on your next order

PSA

prices starting at

WYB

when you buy

MM

money maker

 MIR

mail in rebate

SS

Smart Source insert

RP

Red Plum insert

 PG

Procter & Gamble insert

GM

General Mills

YMMV

your mileage may vary

 ETS

excludes trial size

DB

database (aka coupon database)

WAGS

Walgreens

 BLINKIES

these are coupons found in small (usually) blinking box near the product

TEARPAD

a pad of coupons found on store displays or by a product

DND

do not double

UFT

up for trade (used in social medias and forums)

PEELIE

coupons you can peel off products at the store

 

STACKING

many stores allow you to combine a store coupon along with a manufacturer’s coupon on a single item.

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How to Read a Coupon

how to read a coupon

Knowing how to read a coupon is an essential part of couponing. So, here’s a simple breakdown that will help you identify the basics.

1. TYPE OF COUPON

This indicates whether the coupon is manufacturer’s coupon or a store coupon.

2. EXPIRATION DATE

You have until midnight to use the coupon on the day it expires.

3. DISCOUNT AMOUNT

The dollar amount that the register will take off when the coupon is scanned. Read More

Why You Should Coupon

why you should coupon

Starting anything in life is the hardest.

Couponing is no exception. It has a negative connotation to some people. It’s embarrassing. Only poor people use coupons. Yeh, I’ve gotten those looks from employees and other customers, 😆 . To top it all off, the popular extreme couponing show made people’s perception about couponing even worst.

I don’t really let what others think about couponing affect me. The main issue here is – is it worth my/your time? Read More

CVS Pharmacy Coupon Policy (updated 8/1/16)

CVS Pharmacy Coupon Policy (updated 8/1/16)

CVS Pharmacy coupons (ExtraCare® coupons and other store-issued coupons), ExtraBucks® Rewards and third-party manufacturer’s (mfr.) coupons are accepted in our retail stores in accordance with the following guidelines and as required by state and local laws. CVS Pharmacy reserves the right to change this policy at any time without advance notice or advertisement.

All paper coupons:

  • Must be presented during checkout in order to receive credit
  • Must be legible
  • Must have a scannable barcode
  • Are acceptable in black and white or color
  • May not be duplicated

Other guidelines & limitations:

  • We reserve the right to process coupons in any order.
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