Every time I go shopping I have someone stop to check out my book, check out what I purchased and they always asked the question, "where do you get your coupons?" To a couponer that's asking the golden question.
It's organization that helps me keep them in tack. Most "couponers" have there own way of organizing. I prefer to clip my coupons and store them in my book. I clip what I know goes on sale or items I know that my family will use. Anything else I clip and file for others to take. I found that filing them by the Sunday paper dates wasn't working for me since most stores don't advertise their clearance items. I would get to the store and see something on clearance and not have a way to get the coupon since it was @ home or better yet not know that I have it to make it a cheaper better deal. This way, I have my book with me, I see something on sale, well guess what, I now can get it right then and not risk it being gone by the time I came back with the coupon. This was a way for me to be able to save more money. I create my shopping list the day before I go so it gives me some time to think about it and make sure I have all the coupons ready. It takes me about 30 minutes to get my shopping together and pull coupons from my book.
I started out couponing and using my store layout as a guide. It was easier for me to be able to find items. After couponing and seeing other "coupon bibles" I think doing it by food item would be easier to locate the coupons. I now am in the process of "revamping" my book to make it easier for me.
Everyone that uses coupons have different websites different resources for coupons. I found where I live the best for me is..... drum roll please...... I get 2 Sunday papers each week, I use Yes I Have a Coupon which has links on it for coupons my biggest resource is
I Heart Publix she helps by providing the sales for the week along with the following week so I can see if it's something I need BAD or if I can wait to catch a better deal. She has resources of coupons that can be printed and used. In my area our sales run in a 6 week cycle so I know if something is on sale today it won't be on sale again for 6 weeks. Viola!! There you have a couponer's golden rule.
Just remember the sites because they are the key to a cheaper shopping experience!!
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