• How to Coupon


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    Welcome to the school of couponing. 🙂 Where you can get ramped up and learn the basics of Extreme Couponing in an hour or two. This introduction course was written for newbie couponers, keeping it as simple as possible.

    I know that starting out as a new couponer can be frustrating. What do those symbols and lingo mean? Where do I get coupons? How do I start?

    This quick Couponing 101 course is designed to answer all these questions. By the end of this class, you will have everything you need to do your first couponing run. I’m excited! Are you? My goal is to get you ramped up in less than a day (but you can go at your own speed), and you’ll be on your way to saving money, like a pro!


    As with learning any new skill, there is no better teacher than practical experience. They say that if you just read something, you’ll only retain 10% of the information. But if you take action on it, you will retain over 70% of what you learned. As such, at the end of each section, I have a small list of homework for you, little action items you can do to solidify what you’ve learned.

    Ready? You can do this! Let’s get started:

    Lesson 1. Couponing 101: Overview & Coupon Stacking

    Lesson 2. Couponing 101: Where to Get Coupons?

    Lesson 3. How to Read Coupon Lingo?

    Lesson 4. Step One: Get Inserts & Coupons

    Lesson 5. Step Two: Sign Up Reward Programs

    Lesson 6. Step Three: Find Sales & Deals

    Lesson 7. Step Four: Do it! + Newbie Tips

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    1. 147

      Hi Tina,
      I know you can only print 2 coupons per computer. But how often are new coupons added to coupon.com?

    2. 151

      I tried using more than one of the manufacturer coupon at cvs to get the deals and the cashier told me I can only use one per transaction. How can I purchase all these and still be able to use the coupons? I don’t understand how to fully… :(?

    3. 153

      Can I print and use a pdf coupon twice?

      Can I use it on the same product, like a “buy 2” promo (knowing the pdf coupons are exactly the same)?

      Can I use one pdf coupon at CVS and the other pdf coupon at Target on the same day? (is this illegal)

      I just want to be responsible on using coupons. I hope you can enlighten me. Thanks.

      • 154

        Hi Kay. Yes, it is ok to print multiple pdf coupons. However, there is no guarantee that they will be accepted and/or scan at the register. Always make sure the coupon comes from a reliable source such as the products own web page. Hope that helps. 🙂

    4. 155

      Hello Tina,

      Im quite a new bee with this coupon stuff, and watching your videos/posts has me in a daze with all the savings i can have. my question to you is , which sites are best for printable coupons? I see your breakdowns which include previous coupons from Redplum,smart source, and i have no luck finding them on their site, or are they only found on weekly inserts ? and id like to say thank you for your genius couponing ways , you are quite fantastic ! thanks again.

      • 156

        Hi Marjorie. I’m glad you enjoy the videos. I have a lot of fun making them. The best sites for printing coupons are coupons.com, SmartSource and Red Plum. If you go to our homepage and click on “coupons” you’ll see all the links to the best sites. Hope that helps. 🙂

    5. 157

      I just saw this and I’m glad that you have made videos for couponing and NOT a class where I have to show up in a specific building at a specific time and place. I followed a different blogger and she, too had coupons’ classes but you had to go to her. At the time I lived in Minnesota and she lives in Oklahoma so that was not going to happen. LOL. Thanks, for putting these videos together. I’ll start soon now that I know they are here.

    6. 159

      Hi Tina,

      For the printable coupons, I know that you can print 2 per device, but does this mean having multiple computers, or multiple printers as well? I tried to print coupons on two different computers, using the same printer, and it doesn’t allow me to. Please help!

    7. 161

      Hi Tina, I just read and watched your couponing videos. I’m going start to buy the Sunday paper, also to follow you to se the items you posted and see the breakdown. Thank you, for your honesty for teaching us how to save money. Your sure are a wonderful person

    8. 163

      Hi TIna,
      I wrote to you before on how two local Targets would not accept more than one coupon reading “one coupon per purchase” on an order that I would try to combine with the $5.00 gift card. Target’s policy does state that it is one coupon per item, however I contacted their office and they said they could not do anything about it. That local management had a right to limit the use of coupons or make any exceptions from policy.
      Also just found out today that our local CVS (Chicago area) is also limiting the number of coupons and will only honor one.
      The store manager said too many people were taking advantage of the sales and clearing out their shelves.

      Anyone else experiencing this?

    9. 165

      Hi Tina,
      I was wondering what the average upfront cost is for someone who’s just starting out. I bought 5 of last week’s Sunday papers, got my printed coupons and signed up for all of the rebate apps. My first trip cost me about $100 even though I know that I will get a lot of money back in rebates and saved a lot from the coupons, at what point do you “really” start to see those savings come in (aka- go into a store with $20 and come out with $80 worth of merchandise)?


      • 166

        Hi Tia. When you very first start your up front costs are a little more. What most couponers like to do is earn rewards at each of the stores and then use those rewards to make their purchases. This is called rolling and it saves you a lot of money in out of pocket expenses. Hope that helps. 🙂

    10. 167

      Hi Tina, I’m new to this whole coupon thing and I’ve already tried it out and I’m loving it!!! Except it does take some time to get used to this and my kids don’t have the patience when I shop. Can you please let me know if you have an app available that I can use for a quicker scroll when I enter a store so that I don’t have to scroll through the web page. Or what do you recommend I do? Thank you for your hard work, it is really well appreciated! 🙂

      • 168

        Hi Veronica. We don’t have an app right now, but it’s something I’ll have to look into. I recommend planning out your trips before you shop and getting all your coupons ready so that things will go smoothly when you are there. I have to be super organized if I take my kids couponing with me. 🙂

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