Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What I never knew about coupons!

I am just having a blast getting so many deals and freebies with coupons and I thought I would share a few things that I never knew about coupons.

  • There are 2 types of coupons: Manufacturer's coupons and Store coupons. You can use both types of coupons on the same item for a combined savings. Example - You can use a Walgreen's coupon and a coupon out of the Sunday paper on one item. If you have a tube of toothpaste that cost $2.50 and you have a Walgreen's coupon for $1.50 off and you have a manufacturer's coupon for $1.00 off you get the toothpaste for free.
  • Use multiple like coupons. If the store is having a sale that says buy 5 boxes of cereal for $5.00 you can use 5 coupons and save big. This week Vons was having a sale and they had 5 boxes of cereal on sale for $.99 each when you buy 5. I had five $1.00 off coupons so I got all five boxes of cereal for free. I did not know you could use like coupons in one transaction. I always thought you were limited to one. It is one manufacturer's coupon per item not per transaction.
  • Target and Walmart take coupons. Not only does Target take coupons but they have online printable store coupons to use with your manufactures coupons.
  • Buy Multiple copies of the paper. I have found the best way to take advantage of all the great deals out there is to have multiple copies of my coupons. I get the Bulldog early Sunday edition at Walmart on Saturdays for $1.00 and I usually buy 3 copies and I have one copy delivered to my house when I know there are coupons in the paper. a site called has a list of when the paper will have coupons. You can find it here. This is a great site to start finding deals.
  • You can usually print 2 copies of each coupon you find online. When you find a coupon you like make sure you hit the back button and print it again. Most of the time you can print it twice. if the back button doesn't work just go back into the site and start over. It is worth it.

Well these are a few of the things I didn't know until a few weeks ago. A lot of you probably already know all this but just in case I don't want anyone to miss out.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Angel! Thanks for commenting on my blog. So glad your son is sleeping through the night--that's a wonderful thing!

    I wanted to comment on this post because these are all things I didn't know either until I started couponing about a year ago. It's all kind of overwhelming at first, but so much fun, isn't it?