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					                                     Where to Find Coupons
1) Sunday Newspapers – These are the biggest sources of coupons. To find additional copies, check recycling bins or ask your
family/friends if they are using theirs. There are anywhere from none to three inserts per paper. For a preview of upcoming coupons,
go to www.sundaycouponpreview.com. You can also find the schedule of coupon inserts for 2010 there.

2) Mail – Sign up for your favorite brand’s newsletters. You can also request coupons be sent to you from many companies.

3) Free Samples – Signing up for free samples is a great way to get some higher dollar coupons.

4) In-Store – You can often find coupons called “blinkies,” which are the little machines that spit out coupons by the products they
are for. There are also “tear-pads,” as well. You can sometimes even find “peelies” right on the products themselves.

5) Printable Sites – Two of the big printable sites are Coupons.com and Smart Source. These coupons rotate week after week and
sometimes even have maximum printings that when the limit is reached, they are pulled off the site. So if you see one you think you
might need, you should print it. (You can usually print two per computer.)

6) Blogs – Blogs are a great place to find coupons. I stumble upon several at my fellow blogger’s sites throughout the week.

7) Search Engines – If you are looking for a specific coupon, just type the brand name followed by the word coupon and you might be
able to find one that way. My favorite coupon database is www.coupondatabase.dealseekingmom.com.

8) Manufacturers Websites – More and more manufacturers are hosting coupons on their own sites now. If you use a lot of a
particular item/brand, check their website to see if they offer coupons. If they don’t, email/mail them and request some. I’ve gotten a
few this way. Here are some of them.

9) Magazines – By far, the magazine with the most coupons lately has been All You magazine, which you can only get by subscription
or at Wal-Mart. The price of the magazine is well worth the coupons inside. Make sure you check your magazines to see if there are
some inside.

10) eBay – There are several coupon clippers that sell their services and send you coupons for a fee. Just type in the product and the
word coupon to see what’s available.

11) Store Websites – Make sure you sign-up for your local store’s loyalty programs and register at their websites so you can get
emailed coupons.

12) Entertainment Books – The Entertainment books have coupons for restaurants, entertainment, retail stores, etc.
                             Shopping List #1
ITEM                    PRICE              COUPONS                      .

2 BIC PENCILS           $.99 EACH          __________________________

2 BOX OF CEREAL         $4.09 EACH BOGO    __________________________

1 BOX OF PASTA          $1.59 EACH         __________________________

2 JARS OF PASTA SAUCE   $1.19 EACH         __________________________

1 BOX GRANOLA BARS      $3.49 EACH         __________________________

1 GALLON MILK           $3.19 EACH         __________________________

2 GLASS CLEANERS        $2.09 EACH BOGO    __________________________

       SUBTOTAL         $_________

       COUPONS          -$_________

       TOTAL            $_________




                             Shopping List #2
ITEM                    PRICE              COUPONS                      .

2 BIC PENCILS           $.99 EACH          __________________________

2 BOX OF CEREAL         $4.09 EACH BOGO    __________________________

1 BOX OF PASTA          $1.59 EACH         __________________________

2 JARS OF PASTA SAUCE   $1.19 EACH         __________________________

1 BOX GRANOLA BARS      $3.49 EACH         __________________________

1 GALLON MILK           $3.19 EACH         __________________________

2 GLASS CLEANERS        $2.09 EACH BOGO    __________________________

       SUBTOTAL         $_________

       COUPONS          -$_________

       TOTAL            $_________
  MANUFACTURER COUPON                        STORE COUPON                 MANUFACTURER COUPON


      SAVE $.55                           SAVE $1.50                         SAVE $.10
ON TWO PACKAGES BIC PENCILS         ON ONE BOTTLE GLASS CLEANER              ON ONE BOX PASTA

     Expires September 24, 2010           Expires September 21, 2010         Expires October 17, 2010



  MANUFACTURER COUPON               MANUFACTURER COUPON                        STORE COUPON


    SAVE $1.35                          SAVE $.50                          SAVE $1.00
 ON ONE BOX GRANOLA BARS             ON TWO BOXES PASTA                             ON MILK

     Expires September 29, 2010        Expires September 4, 2010             Expires September 4, 2010


  MANUFACTURER COUPON               MANUFACTURER COUPON                   MANUFACTURER COUPON


      SAVE $.30                         SAVE $.75                            SAVE $.60
ON ONE PACKAGE BIC PENCILS                    ON MILK                     ON ONE BOX OF CEREAL

     Expires September 24, 2010        Expires November 6, 2010              Expires December 1, 2010



  MANUFACTURER COUPON               MANUFACTURER COUPON                        STORE COUPON


    SAVE $2.00                          SAVE $.20                              SAVE $3.
  ON TWO BOXES OF CEREAL               ON ONE BOX PASTA                ON YOUR ORDER OF $15 OR MORE

     Expires September 30, 2011        Expires September 19, 2010           Expires September 28, 2010



       STORE COUPON                 MANUFACTURER COUPON                   MANUFACTURER COUPON


      SAVE $.50                         SAVE $.25                            SAVE $.30
ON TWO PACKAGES BIC PENCILS        ON ONE JAR OF PASTA SAUCE            ON ONE PACKAGE BIC PENCILS

     Expires September 23, 2010        Expires September 29, 2010           Expires September 24, 2010



  MANUFACTURER COUPON               MANUFACTURER COUPON                        STORE COUPON


          BOGO                          SAVE $.50                           SAVE $1.50
     ON GLASS CLEANER             ON TWO PACKAGES BIC PENCILS          ON ONE BOTTLE GLASS CLEANER

     Expires September 30, 2010        Expires September 18, 2010             Expires October 3, 2010
  MANUFACTURER COUPON                        STORE COUPON                 MANUFACTURER COUPON


      SAVE $.55                           SAVE $1.50                         SAVE $.10
ON TWO PACKAGES BIC PENCILS         ON ONE BOTTLE GLASS CLEANER              ON ONE BOX PASTA

     Expires September 24, 2010           Expires September 21, 2010         Expires October 17, 2010



  MANUFACTURER COUPON               MANUFACTURER COUPON                        STORE COUPON


    SAVE $1.35                          SAVE $.50                           SAVE $1.00
 ON ONE BOX GRANOLA BARS             ON TWO BOXES PASTA                            ON MILK

     Expires September 29, 2010        Expires September 4, 2010             Expires September 4, 2010


  MANUFACTURER COUPON               MANUFACTURER COUPON                   MANUFACTURER COUPON


      SAVE $.30                         SAVE $.75                            SAVE $.60
ON ONE PACKAGE BIC PENCILS                    ON MILK                      ON ONE BOX OF CEREAL

     Expires September 24, 2010        Expires November 6, 2010              Expires December 1, 2010



  MANUFACTURER COUPON               MANUFACTURER COUPON                        STORE COUPON


    SAVE $2.00                          SAVE $.20                             SAVE $3.
  ON TWO BOXES OF CEREAL               ON ONE BOX PASTA                ON YOUR ORDER OF $15 OR MORE

     Expires September 30, 2011        Expires September 19, 2010           Expires September 28, 2010



       STORE COUPON                 MANUFACTURER COUPON                   MANUFACTURER COUPON


      SAVE $.50                         SAVE $.25                            SAVE $.30
ON TWO PACKAGES BIC PENCILS        ON ONE JAR OF PASTA SAUCE            ON ONE PACKAGE BIC PENCILS

     Expires September 23, 2010        Expires September 29, 2010           Expires September 24, 2010



  MANUFACTURER COUPON               MANUFACTURER COUPON                        STORE COUPON


          BOGO                          SAVE $.50                           SAVE $1.50
     ON GLASS CLEANER             ON TWO PACKAGES BIC PENCILS          ON ONE BOTTLE GLASS CLEANER

     Expires September 30, 2010        Expires September 18, 2010             Expires October 3, 2010
                                                CVS 101
Before you can start getting deals at CVS, you’ll need a CVS card. If you don’t have one, just ask at the register for a form
to fill out and they’ll give you a card that same day when you turn the form in.

1) CVS has a program called “Extra Care Bucks” that will generate “paper cash” on the bottom of your receipt that you
can use on your next purchase. Again, there are exclusions that do apply, gift cards, postage stamps, etc.

2) Whenever you checkout, you’ll need to have them scan your CVS card to get the prices that are advertised and for the
ECBs to print. (ECBs are on the bottom of your receipt, so don’t lose it!)

3) CVS has store coupons. These can be “stacked” with manufacturer’s coupons on the same item.

4) In most CVS stores, there is a machine at the front of the store where you can scan your card and extra coupons will
print out. If you have one of these machines, make sure you always scan your card before shopping. Remember, if you
get a coupon for $$ off or for a better item, it might alter your shopping plan.

5) Each week/month, CVS puts out certain items that will produce the ECBs. Except for the general ECB exclusions, you
can use these on anything and keep “rolling” deals, buying the same thing over and over. BUT you must always check the
limits on deals in the ads. Some will not list a limit. Others will say limit 1. Some may even say limit of 5. Your CVS card will
track what you buy so there’s no sneaking in an extra item if the limit is reached. At the bottom of your receipt, it will list
what you’ve bought and what the limit is. So keep track of your receipts.

6) How Deals Will Look On Blogs for CVS

Buy 1 Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, Rinse, or Oral B Floss at $2.99, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
*Use $0.50/1 coupon from the 6/7 P&G insert
FINAL PRICE = $0.49 after coupon and ECBs

If you do the deal above, you’ll spend $2.49 plus tax out of pocket, and an ECB for $2 will be on the bottom of your
receipt that you can use on your next order. Since this is only a limit of 1, you can’t get ECB on this deal again.

Buy 1 Schick Quattro Titanium Razor or Trimmer at $7.99, Get $3 ECBs (Limit 3)
*Use $4/1 coupon from the 4/19 RedPlum insert
FINAL PRICE = $0.99 after coupon and ECBs
In the instance above, you’ll spend $3.99 out of pocket, if you have the coupon. After you checkout, an ECB for $4 will be
on the bottom of your receipt. Since this deal is a limit of 3, you could buy this deal two more times and ECBs will print
out.
                                                    LINKS
My Blog: www.couponsmakeitfree.com

                                                 Grocery Ads/Coupons
http://www.iheartpublix.com/
Every Monday the Publix sales that begins the upcoming Thursday are posted, along with corresponding coupons.

http://savealotsavings.com/
Sign up to print a $5 coupon. You can sign up with everyone’s email address to get multiple coupons.
TIP: Sign up, and then use the refer a friend form to put down your friend’s email addresses. You will get a coupon for
each of them that sign up, plus they will get a coupon.

http://organicdeals.blogspot.com/
Great blog promoting organic deals in stores and throughout the web.

http://www.earthfare.com/HealthySavings/coupons.aspx
An out of area health-food store’s coupons. About half of the coupons are manufacturer and half are store coupons. They
can be used as competitor qs (if your store accepts).

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/coupons/
Whole Foods Store coupons. If you have a store local, you can use them there along with manufacturer qs, or if your
Publix allows, use them as a competitor q.

                                                   CVS Ads/Coupons
http://www.iheartcvs.com/
Publishes CVS ads several weeks in advance, as well as matching up the sales with coupons, etc.

http://cvssimply.blogspot.com/
Another CVS blog with coupon, sale matchups.

                                                    Coupon Databases
http://coupondatabase.dealseekingmom.com/
Coupon database. You can search by category (i.e. produce, meat) or by brand (Kraft, General Mills)

                                                   Clipping Services
http://thecouponclippers.com/
A coupon clipping service. You can buy coupons and have them mailed to you.
                                          Coupon “Lingo”
For those of you that are new to couponing, here is a list of some of the abbreviations/terms that you might find
while in the “coupon world.”

$$/$$ – This means $ off when you spend $ amount. Example: $5/$30 is $5 off your purchase when you spend
$30. (Check to see if the amount has to be before or after coupons to apply.)

$/# – This means that you get $ off for every # you buy. Example: $5/2 would mean that you get $5 off every 2
that you buy.

B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free (B1G2 is Buy One Get Two Free etc.)

Blinkie = A coupon that prints out at a machine in the store. They are located by the product associated with that
particular coupon.

BOGO = Buy One Get One Free

CAT = Catalina. A coupon that prints out at the register that is either $$ off your next purchase or $$ off a
certain product. You typically have to use them at the store they printed, but some stores will take “competitor’s”
coupons. Note: These are sometimes delayed in printing so wait a minute before walking away from the register.
If you think you were supposed to get one and didn’t, talk to the cashier/manager and explain.

Catalina = Also referred to as CAT. A coupon that prints out at the register that is either $$ off your next
purchase or $$ off a certain product. You typically have to use them at the store they printed, but some stores
will take “competitor’s” coupons. Note: These are sometimes delayed in printing so wait a minute before
walking away from the register. If you think you were supposed to get one and didn’t, talk to the
cashier/manager and explain.

Competitors – This is the term meaning “of related chains.” For example, grocery stores will take other grocery
store’s coupons and drug stores will take other drug store coupons. Always check with each store on what their
couponing policy is and whom they consider to be a competitor.

Couponing Policy – This is the statement that each individual store abides by, in relation to coupons. What is
typically included in their policy is whether they: take competitor’s coupons, take coupons past expiration dates,
“double” or “triple” coupons, accept Internet Printables or if they even accept coupons.
Coupon Insert – These are “packets” of coupons found in Sunday papers and also sometimes in the ads mailed
to you during the week. These are typically sent out by Smart Source (SS or S), Red Plum (RP) and Proctor &
Gamble (PG). They are also referred to as inserts, S, SS, RP and PG.

CRT = Cash Register Tape, or your receipt

ECB = Extra Care Bucks. Exclusive to CVS. They work like cash on your next order. (Some restrictions do
apply.)

EXP = Expires or Expiration Date

FAR = Free After Rebate (See Rebate for explanation)

FAE = Free after Extra Care Bucks (See ECB or Extra Care Bucks for explanation)

Inserts = These are “packets” of coupons found in Sunday papers and also sometimes in the ads mailed to you
during the week. These are typically sent out by Smart Source (SS or S), Red Plum (RP) and Proctor & Gamble
(PG) They are also referred to as coupon inserts, S, SS, RP and PG.

Internet Printable = A coupon that can be printed online. Also referred to as IP or Printable.

IP = Internet Printable Coupon. Also referred to as “printable.”

MFR = Manufacturer

MIR = Mail In Rebate. These are checks or coupons that the manufacturers/stores will send you if you meet the
requirements on the rebate form.

OOP = Out-of-Pocket. This is the amount of money that you have spent after coupons, ECBs, RRs, Catalinas
(See terms for explanations)

Peelie = Coupons found on products in the store. (Don’t forget to pull these off and hand them to your cashier
when you check-out. Don’t rely on the cashier to notice them for you. It will only aggravate you later when you
come home to find it’s still there!)

Q = Coupon

Raincheck = A slip you can ask for in the store when an item’s on sale and out-of-stock. Some sales will
specifically say “No rainchecks” and some stores will put an expiration date on their rainchecks

Stacking Coupons = This is the term used when stores will let you use their own store coupons along with a
manufacturer’s coupon for the same item. Example: Most Targets would let you use their $ off “specific brand”
product coupons with a manufacturer’s coupon for that same “specific brand” product.

YMMV = Your Mileage (Manager) May Vary. This is what you’ll see when someone finds a deal but they want
you to know that your store branch may not offer the same deal.

WYB = When You Buy

				
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