Couponing, Part 2

Couponing, Part 2

Today, let’s talk about how to make our coupons best work for us. How to get the best “bang” for our buck.

If you don’t remember, refer back to last week and the principles I outlined there.

Today I want to share some websites that are a lifesaver for couponing. Remember how I talked about the importance of pairing the sale with the coupon to get the lowest price available? And how to pair e-coupons and paper coupons? Now, I could go through, laboriously, and figure out which coupon went with each product individually or, I could use some helpful tools and literally just let someone else do the work. Here are my favorite websites:

Southern Savers – She outlines deals at various grocery stores, wonderfully helpful – this is my favorite go-to place
The Grocery Game – This costs, I think, $10 per 8 weeks but it does basically the same thing plus color codes the options
Coupon Mom – A little harder for me to follow but still a great resource

Now, when you go look at these lists you may at first be confused. Here are some basic principles/definitions…

– WYB – When You Buy – this would be used, for instance, in the following: costs $1 each WYB 2 of this item
– RP – Red Plum – a sales circular from the Sunday Paper
– SS – Smart Source – a sales circular from the Sunday Paper
– PG – Proctor & Gamble – a sales circular from the Sunday Paper
– B1G1, BOGO – Buy 1 Get 1 Free
– $0.50/2 – $0.50 off 2 items
– Catalina – a paper coupon will print at the register when you purchase this item. This coupon is to be used on a future purchase.