Clipping 4 His Kingdom: Couponing 101

Why Coupon?

-To be good stewards of the resources God has given us, in order that we might be able to freely bless others.

Where can you find coupons?

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1)  The Sunday Newspaper – Here is a list of the two papers we would recommend.  The Tribune will tend to have better coupons in it than the Kenosha News.  Also, getting 2-3 papers delivered would be very beneficial when it comes to being able to “stock-up” on different items.

Kenosha News Sunday paper $1.20
Chicago Tribune Sunday paper $1.00 (Use promo code X844) or $0.50 (Use promo code X443)
Call1-800-311-8500 or go online to  www.chicagotribune.com/savenow
*Dollar stores will sell newspapers from time to time, so you can always try there.  Check inside your newspaper though, to be sure the coupons are still there. (Yes… there are people who steal them.)

2)  Internet – This is a list of the most popular sites to find great internet printable coupons.

*Coupons.com
*Smartsouce.com
*Couponnetwork.com
*Redplum.com

3)  Coupon Mailers – Always be sure to check your “junk mail” for coupons.  There are great mailers from Target, Kohl’s, JC Penney, and many more stores.  You should always look through the coupons received in the ValuPak mailers.  Many times you will see coupons to local restaurants and grocery stores.

4)  Magazines – There are many magazines that have coupons in them.  One of the best magazines for finding coupons would be “All You.”  There are many high value coupons found in there.

5)  Store flyers – When looking through your store flyers, be sure to look out for coupons.  You will want to be sure to note whether a coupon is a manufacturer coupon or a store coupon.  This will be important when it comes to “stacking,” which we will talk in more detail about later.

6)  Inside boxes or on boxes of products – Believe it or not, I will actually scan the shelf of items that I am purchasing to see if there are any boxes or products with peel off coupons, coupons inside or on the box, or a hang tag with a coupon inside.  Many times these will be great high value coupons.  Keep an eye out!

7)  Loaded to your savings card – There are many stores and websites that will allow you to load coupons straight to your card.  These can be very beneficial if you have figured out a great way to keep track of what is on there.  I have yet to master this.  Stores like Jewel-Osco and Dominicks have a place on their site where you can load coupons to your card.  Another site that loads coupons to your various cards is www.savingstar.com.  On this site, you will load a coupon to your card and when you have purchased the products specified, you will receive a credit in your SavingStar account.  After you reach a certain dollar amount, you can cash out your savings straight to your bank or you can choose from many different gift cards offered.

Come back tomorrow to learn common coupon lingo, how to organize your coupons, and other helpful hints.

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Comments

  1. Kendal Barriere says:

    I just received my first Sunday paper yesterday (Chicago Tribune). I cut out all the relevant coupons, and stuffed them inside a 13 slot accordion file. Now, I need to find the motivation to actually use them!

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