Who wants coupons? Let’s have a giveaway til 4/23

Friday, April 17, 2009 Hand-posted by Jennifer

012809 Coupons Alright, I’ve been clipping again and I rounded up more coupons to giveaway.  So, let’s go!

How to Win? Leave a separate comment for each extra entry! Make sure you leave an email address for me as well.

  • Tell me a coupon shopping tip.  Anything.  (My best Coupon Mommie shopping tip is to leave the kids home!  Shopping is my escape)

Bonus entries:  Take advantage of these extra entries to increase your chances…  And, make sure that you are leaving a separate comment for each extra entry!

  • Grab my buttonMake sure to leave a link. If you already have it then tell me.
  • Blog about this giveaway. Leave me a link back to it & use permalink.
  • Follow me as Google Friend. If you are a current follower then just let me know.
  • Subscribe to me. If you are a current subscriber then let me know that.
  • Follow me on Twitter & Tweet about this giveaway.  Make sure to leave your Twitter name & a link to your twitter.  I’m NEW on Twitter but if you’ve started following me already then let me know.  OK, I’m very new on Twitter, any advice?

Contest Ends Thursday April 23rd at midnight. I will announce the winner by Thursday and contact you to get your mailing address. Only US residents please.

GOOD LUCK!

48 comments:

  1. techyone said...

    My best shopping tip is to leave the husband at home. Lol. Mine is worse than most kids. He'll readily admit that he grabs what he wants without regard to the shopping list or budget. Our son is a wonderful help when shopping however. He's always gone with me and helped and now as a teen he can take my list and do it for me. I was ill for a while and since he knew what brands, prices etc I look for, he did the shopping for me.

  2. jskell911 said...

    My best tip is to purge and/or organize once a week. Not only will you not get stuck trying to use an expired coupon, but you will really become familiar with the coupons you have. That way when there is an unexpected sale or clearence you will know if you have a coupon to make the deal even sweeter

  3. Julie said...

    Here's a tip from newbie experience: Today I had a list of a few specific items I wanted to dash in and grab at Kroger before the sale ended Sat plus a couple staples we needed. I almost walked into the store with just a handful of those coupons, but something said to go back and snag my newly put-together binder. And I'm glad I did! I found I had coupons for stuff that was STILL on sale from the last week or other items that were unadvertised. Best of all, most of the "extras" I grabbed ended up being FREE or close to it (abt $40 in groceries for $12). Unless I'm dashing in/out for a single gal of milk, that binder isn't just sitting on my passenger seat EVER again!

  4. Hollie said...

    My best tip is to be organized when you walk into the store! I always make a list and stick to the list, and put all the coupons I am going to use in a white envelope. That way when I am checking out I am completely organized and that helps the cashiers!!!

    shoppingwithcents.blogspot.com

  5. christin said...

    Staying organized is my number one tip, which definitely helps if the kids stay home:) Also, I always carry a calculator so I know how much I'm spending(or saving:) Thanks!
    christinbanda@yahoo.com

  6. The Evans Family said...

    My best "error preventing" tip is to calculate how much you'll be spending BEFORE you go shopping. That way, when everything is done at the register, if it is a different total than what I thought it was going to be, I know something didn't work right, and I can fix it right then (rather than waiting in line at customer service, or having to make another trip back to the store). Thanks for a great website with useful information!!

    tle4444@hotmail.com

  7. Gina said...

    My best coupon shopping tip is to shop after midnight! I shop on Friday nights after work. There are fewer people out, but you also get to know the cashier's working & this makes your coupon process go so much smoother! There are fewer cashier's, but people are usually only buying minimal things!
    jgjhindman@iowatelecom.net

  8. Deanne G said...

    My best shopping tip? Count those coupons BEFORE you hand them to the cashier. When you have lots of "stuff" and then LOTS of coupons, you will inevidently run into a cashier that "skips" a coupon or two by mistake. I always make sure I know how many coupons I'm handing over and can quickly count them on my receipt as I'm walking out of the store.

  9. Dee said...

    Geez, only 8 comments so far and I have already got some great new ideas! Love your site!
    My tip would be to make sure to alternate the internet-printed coupons with clipped ones so nothing sticks together and gets missed by the cashier. Usually I try to watch, but most of the time I have at least one of my 3 young boys with me and it is difficult.
    muzak23@netzero.com

  10. Dee said...

    I also subscribe and have another tip. I make my list by aisle and put my coupons, even the maybes, in that order to make sure I'm maximizing the deals. Sometimes I will put coupons in there for items I am getting low on, but can still wait a week or two to purchase. I check the shelf price once I see the coupon/list and if it is a good deal, I grab it, otherwise I re-file for next week's trip or for the next store. And then it reminds me to try again, thus giving me the chance to get the best price possible instead of just grabbing it to be done with it at full price-I know I won't forget because it is already there.
    muzak23@netzero.com

  11. Anne said...

    I have your RSS Feed.... Coupons YEA!

  12. Anne said...

    I get your E-mail updates.... Coupons YEA!

  13. Anne said...

    Have an envelope for every store, count them so you know they have not skipped any and #1 Don't hand them ALL coupons together, they get overwhelmed! and may miss some...

  14. MelissaW said...

    I separate my coupons by store w/ a paper clip, putting the store savings card on top, so I know where I plan to use them.

  15. MelissaW said...

    I'm now a follower.

  16. Erica said...

    Tip:
    I create Word documents on my computer and copy and paste the deals into the document for each store I'm going to shop at with the coupon match-ups. Saves me the time of writing a list of what's on sale.

  17. Haila said...

    I'm sort of a newbie, so have enjoyed reading the other posts to get ideas! My tip is to familiarize myself with the standard prices for items we buy frequently so it's easier to spot a really good sale or coupon.

    Thanks!

    mazeville1 (at) gmail (dot) com

  18. Alisa said...

    My best couponing tip is to save every coupon. When I first started I would only keep what I thought that I would buy and then later I would have got something for free or overage if I had clipped that coupon!! It would make me so angry. Thanks for you website - I love it for the Kroger match-ups and the pictures :)

    alisa_jennie (at) hotmail (dot) com

  19. Diane said...

    I go through my coupon organizer every sunday and throw out any expired coupons.

    I check the sunday paper to see which local grocery store has what i really need on sale for the cheapest price, and try to match up my coupons with what is already on sale in that store so i dont have to make trips to different stores

  20. Diane said...

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/dwalline/statuses/1560759811

  21. searcher said...

    I found if I only go shopping every two weeks, I save a lot of money. I decided to make do with whats in the pantry until my next shopping day.
    (unless there is a freebie or dirt cheap deal out there)

    searcher7105 at gmail dot com

  22. Nicole said...

    Coupons are my weakness.
    I make a shopping list and pull all the coupons I might need for the things on my list. Then I don't have to search for the specific coupons in my folder.

  23. Alisa said...

    I am following you now!

  24. Shannon said...

    My coupon tip is if you buy your newspaper from a store or gas station to ask them if they will let you pay half price for your extras, take the coupons out and let them keep the paper so they still get credit from the vendor. My Racetrac manager let me do this last night, so I didn't have 3 extra papers hanging around and I didn't have to pay full price for a paper just for the coupons.

  25. Shannon said...

    I added your button to my blog. http://thefreebiemom.blogspot.com/

  26. Shannon said...

    I am now following you.

  27. Nicky said...

    My coupon tip is to organize your coupons before you get to the register. This helps so that you are not going through a bunch of coupons when you get to the register which holds up the line and possibly get the cashier mad.

    itemsforsalent@gmail.com

  28. Carrie said...

    my best tip is to make sure to calculate so you know if using the coupon is cheaper than buying the store brand

  29. Carrie said...

    i'm a follower

  30. JFK said...

    I agree with the first post above, I generally leave my husband at home anymore. One, he's too distracting. Two, he's the spender of the family and I always spend more money when I'm with him LOL

    My tip is to always take a list matching your coupons with the sales ads.
    jfkidder(at)hotmail(dot)com

  31. JFK said...

    I subscribed via email
    jfkidder(at)hotmail(dot)com

  32. Chris in TN said...

    I try to get as organized as possible. Going through the ads and sorting out coupons for each store. I make seperate lists for each store and hand my coupons over one at a time so that there is NO DOUBT that they all got scanned.

    TNCM (at) twlakes (dot) net

  33. Teresa said...

    Each week I look at the fliers and read the blogs with coupon matchups. Then I go through my coupons and put them in piles...CVS, WAGS, Krogers, etc. I put each pile in an envelope. On the outside of the envelope I list which store the coupons are for and then I list all the deals on the outside of the enveope. Then, when I go into a store I have the envelope with coupons inside and a list on the outside so I'll remember what I want to buy. Thanks. Teresa

  34. Teresa said...

    I follow! TRigell at aol dot com

  35. Teresa said...

    I follow on twitter and I tweeted.
    http://www.twitter.com/TTRigell

    TRigell at aol dot com

  36. Alyssa said...

    I cut and paste a list into Excel with all my Cellfire, Shortcuts, PGe-saver and Upromise coupons. When I buy an item I cross it off the list, then double check to see if it was discounted on my receipt. I follow-up immediately with customer service if a discount wasn't taken and usually they are quick to make up for the error.
    alyssa_belcher (at) bellsouth (dot) net

  37. Rebecca said...

    I am now a follower.

    rebeccalynn78 at gmail dot com

  38. Margaretta said...

    I'm a busy student, so my coupon advice to myself is to know when the time is more valuable than whatever item I might have gotten a little cheaper by making a trip to the store. Even if it's a really good deal, it won't matter that much in the long run if I miss it.

    thing-one at sbcglobal dot com

  39. Tracy said...

    I don't do much couponing...but I want to try more...I mainly price match at Wal-Mart..I spend a lot of time looking at ads and finding out what is on sale and then price matching...if I combined that with coupons I could save A TON!

  40. Kristy said...

    My best tip is to have a good list and don't deviate from it. Match coupons and sales for the best savings.

    ksieker(at)hotmail(dot)com

  41. Shawna said...

    My coupon shopping tip is have a plan! I do fine as long as I have a plan before I go to the store. If I wing it, I always mess it up!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    shawna at couponladyonline dot com

  42. Shawna said...

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  43. Shawna said...

    I blogged about your giveaway here:
    http://www.couponladyonline.com/2009/04/glorious-giveaways.html

    shawna at couponladyonline dot com

  44. Shawna said...

    I'm a follower

    shawna at couponladyonline dot com

  45. Shawna said...

    I'm a subscriber

    shawna at couponladyonline dot comw

  46. Shawna said...

    I'm couponldyonline on twitter, and I follow you. I tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/couponldyonline/status/1582053959

  47. Anonymous said...

    Match up the coupons to the sales fliers before your leave home. I paper clip them to the flier. Makes shopping at each store easier!

    bj_texan@yahoo.com

  48. AudreyO said...

    organization is key. Your coupons have to be organized somehow, either by brand, by expiration date, by type of product etc. I really try to buy only when on sale. If I have a coupon also, yay!!

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