Okay so Corey is always making fun of me and my coupons and bargain shopping. But who just got a cool new razor with blades and shaving cream for $5?? Anyway, the other day he tells me that our friend Rusty wants me to teach her about using coupons. Thinking he is being saracastic, I laugh and stick my tongue out at him. But it turns out he was serious. I haven't really tried to explain everything I've learned to anyone else, so I decided to type up some info in case anyone else wants to know too. (hello? Instant blog lol) Here it is:
coupons in general-- you can get some good coupons in the Sunday paper. You can ask your friends/family who don't want theirs to save them for you, you never know when there's a really good one and you might want 3-4 copies of them. Here is Carlie Faulk's online "coupon class":
http://carlie-whyaskwhy.blogspot.com/2007/12/coupon-class-lesson-1.html I met her a while back and took a real class, she has some great stuff on her blog, I learn a lot from her!
And here's some printable "bricks" coupons: http://www.couponsinc.com/corp/source/cp_clientlist.asp
After you get the hang of it, you will think you need a coupon for EVERYTHING. You will refuse to pay full price for anything. When you get really desperate, you can even buy coupons. I know it sounds crazy to have to pay money to save money, but sometimes it's worth it, (don't worry, they're cheap.) http://www.thecouponclippers.com/
CVS--You can get lots of free/cheap stuff at CVS if you know how. Here are some good CVS sites:
http://mommysnacks.blogspot.com/2008/02/cvs-top-5-tips-to-playing-cvs.html (you might have to click "see more on this snack" to read the whole thing
Target--A lot of people say Target prices are way higher than Walmart, but if you use coupons on sale items you can come out pretty good!
You can get a good deal in any store if you shop sales and use q's (coupons). Some stores like Big Lots and Dollar Tree don't take coupons, there are certain things you can get there cheap, but you may be able to use a coupon in Walmart, Target, Albertson's, etc. to get it there for the same price or less. Albertson's has $10 for 10 sales, if you have coupons for those items, it makes them less than $1/ea. Sometimes they even have $10 for 15 sales, use coupons to make them more like .50 or less. Winn-Dixie has a lot of the B1G1 free sales, again, using coupons makes it a better deal!
And some websites that I like: