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Introductory Guide to Couponing

Everybody likes a good deal and with the recent popularity of TLC’s Extreme Couponing reality show, clipping coupons has become the hottest way of saving money when shopping.

We know how time consuming this can be but we still don’t think that you should give up putting a little bit of money aside when you can, so this is a list of our best money saving tips.

Using coupons on top of sale promotions

Try to use your coupons wisely, most coupons come with restrictions, but if they don’t then try to use them in conjunction with sales at stores.


Using 2-for-1 coupons

2 for 1 deals and Buy 1 Get 1 Free deals are everywhere, especially in flyers and in stores.


Scanning newspapers and magazines

Thanks to marketing, the coupons in magazines we read are generally targeted at us, so they are normally for products we would ordinarily buy.


Scanning for digital online coupons

Find deals on from freebies to printable coupons and online discounts.


Planning ahead for retail shopping trips

Shop around first to determine what you like or need and go back another day.


Taking inventory before shopping

A savvy shopper starts by planning meals and making a list.


Buying in quantity

Also known as stockpiling, this is a great way to save money on non-perishable items.


Alternative distribution and group buying concepts

Group with friends and save together.


Coupons as money makers

This is a coupon or combination of discounts that can result in a negative price.


Passing it on

A deal is always welcome and a really great deal is likely to go viral! Share the love!


So tell me, do you use coupons to save money?


Thanks to for this Introductory Guide to Couponing. If you would like to read the entire article and more helpful articles on how to save money, head to saving money tips section.

Jeanne M

Friday 23rd of March 2012

Great tips! I'm new to couponing so I appreciate new information.


Friday 23rd of March 2012

Couponing is one thing I say I am going to do and just never take the time to do it!


Thursday 22nd of March 2012

I use them when I can remember to take them to the store.


Thursday 22nd of March 2012

Great advice. Although I'm not a coupon clipper I certainly do look for a good deal.