I taught my first coupon class this past Saturday to 9 lovely women. I hope everyone had a good time and learned something new in the process!
For those of you who weren’t able to come, I have previously written a coupon series that focused on the basics of couponing. There are four parts to the series and you can read them all for an introduction or refresher.
Coupons are available in Sunday paper, and I feel that the coupons make up for the cost of the paper. However, now you can print many coupons online. Coupons.com is my favorite source for printable coupons! I love them so much that I’m an affiliate for coupons.com. Did you know that every time you print coupons off my site, I earn a small portion back? You save money and I make a bit. It’s a win-win!
I showed everyone how I organize my coupons. I used to use a coupon box, and I still think it’s a very good way to organize coupons. Here are some links to others who use coupon boxes. Now I use a coupon binder and this is how I created my binder if you want to create one, too.
We talked about the importance of knowing the coupon policies of the stores where you shop. I’ve collected two dozen coupon policies for grocery stores across the country for your reference. In Fort Wayne, Meijer accepts coupons (as is) and Kroger doubles coupons up to $0.50.
I had a table full of quite a few products that I had gotten for free – or for pennies on the dollar on display at class. Every Friday, I share my grocery shopping trips in pictures so you can see the bargains I find at the grocery store. You can look over my past trips under the frugality tab, and I hope it’s encouraging!
I hope that having these links – and all this information – in one place is helpful to everyone who attended the class, and those of you who wanted to but couldn’t. For those of you who are local, I’ll be offering another coupon class in August. Stay tuned for the date and time!