Basic Tips for Beginner Couponers

First, let me give you a few pointers about the art of Couponing

  • First, have fun! Couponing has become an art for me and I have created some beautiful masterpieces!  Nothing is more thrilling to me than looking at my receipt and seeing a savings of over 50%!  In my opinion, every dollar you save is a dollar you earn.  So get out there and save (earn)!
  • Stay cheerful and calm when presenting your coupons to cashier. I have been a cashier and I know what that feeling of pressure feels like when given a thick stack of coupons.  Trust me, it isn’t personal to you.  It’s actually the pressure the cashier gets from the big guys up the corporate ladder.  There are many rules to scanning coupons; they are to be treated like money and must be checked for all signs of fraud and accuracy.  So just be calm, cool, and collected while they look through the coupons to verify that all their checkmarks are met.
  • Be mindful of others at checkout. If someone is behind you and only has a couple items just let them go before you.  When couponing, always plan for extra time.  Things can get bumpy and that’s okay.  Just remember that you’ll be saving money!
  • Never be embarrassed for saving money. Some of the richest people in this country live very thrifty.  It’s a way living life by saving money for bigger and better things.  You could set some goals and milestones then reward yourself with that new designer purse or those really nice sunglasses at Sunglass Hut, or you could just put the difference in a savings account for the future.  Whatever, your thoughts are for saving, I guarantee you that this is the website for you!
  • Lastly, I do not condone shelf clearing or coupon abuse. I, like many of you, enjoy the thrill of getting a deal planned out before heading to the store and get super excited at the thought that I will score a couple of hot items at a great price!  So, nothing bums me out more than arriving at the store and seeing the shelf was cleared or seeing a couponer come in after me and take all 25 bottles of shampoo that were left!  That is not alright.  Sure if you have a household of say, 15 people, then you’re the exception, but for the rest of you that resale these items, this site is not for you.  Thank you for your understanding!