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That one time I took a Couponing Class


Updated: September 25, 2019

It was a warm early summer afternoon and I was looking for something to do with my cousin who was only in town for the evening. She was trying to save money after returning from an expensive vacation and I was trying to save money because, well..life just requires that you do so. I scrolled through some Facebook events and found a free COUPONING CLASS!

It's lit. Can you say #winning?

Not only was this something to do to spend time with my cousin but it was also a great way to learn more skills to save even more money!! Stone, meet these two birds.

So this was really great for me but how does this benefit you?

I had you in mind while I was there and took notes to share. Yes, I know. You're welcome.

Major Couponing Keys

  • Buy on sale while couponing - coupons alone are great but they are even better when the item is on sale. sale + coupon = more money saved

  • PRICE CHECK ONLINE!!! - the item may be listed for a lower price online. Check to see if the online price will be honored.

  • Use social media to your advantage - follow brands you love on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. They sometimes post coupons not advertised anywhere else.

  • Use an app - My personal fave is Ibotta. Ibotta gives you rebates deposited into an account that you can easily access. It's free. So there's that on that. (New to Ibotta? Need a referral CODE? J4VKA- get started here)

  • Bulk isn't always better- sometimes the smaller size gives you a better deal with your coupon. Do a little math on your shopping trip!

  • Stack!- Use manufacturer coupons with store coupons for the same item to get serious savings. Be sure to check store coupon policies to see what is allowed

  • The day you shop matters - Many stores offer days where they double coupons. You can save twice as much on items you have coupons for.

  • Sales Cycle - This one was huge for me. Learn when items are at their lowest price. Buy then and buy enough to last until the next time the price is that low.

  • Buy before you need it- don't pay for convenience. You'll definitely pay more at the corner store up the street.

*Pro Tip* Use the money you have saved on groceries toward another financial goal. Pay off a loan a little faster. Put away more money in your emergency fund. Save it for that vacation you really want to take.

#personalfinance #couponing #savingmoney