This is a question for all of you folks in the coupon clipping club out there, of which I am unfortunately not a member of. I have never had any success with clipping coupons – do you have any pointers for me? Websites I can go to ?

I do not like purchasing un-needed items just because I can get a deal. To me, that’s a waste of money…stocking up is one thing, but buying 4 cans of shaving cream so I can get two free is not saving money in my book. But mainly because I don’t use shaving cream. Catch my drift? I’m talking about seriously saving money on my grocery bill (ie – food, personal items, etc) I’d love to hear from you – I know there are some mighty thrifty women out there and I have it from reliable sources that some of you even get money back.

Tell me how this is possible. And how can I do it??? Shoot it into the comments, won’t you?

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5 Comments on Me? Clip Coupons?

  1. mom_of2boys
    March 5, 2008 at 7:15 am (9 years ago)

    Since the beginning of the year, I have cut my grocery bill in half. I cut coupons which is something I never did before…I print them off online as well. I make as list of items that we need then pull all the local ads together and compare prices. I’ll stockpile if things are cheap or I can get them for free. We haven’t changed what we eat…just how much we pay for it!

    I know there are some people out there that use the http://www.mygrocerydeals.com and the Grocery Store game (not sure of the website) but it’s easier for me to have the ads in my hand.

    Hope that helps you out a little or gets you headed in the right direction.

  2. The Q Family
    March 5, 2008 at 8:29 am (9 years ago)

    I have recently just start up on coupon clipping too. I have tried it before and like you I thought I never found good coupons worth my time and I don’t like to buy stuff I don’t need.

    But I have been following moneysavingmom blog which gives a lot of good advice.

    Basically, I only cut the coupon that I know I will use based on my weekly menu planning. I also cut coupon for other hygiene stuffs like shampoo and soap which I have no brand preference and try to do the CVS deals. So far, I have been very happy with my progress. I’m not completely an expert yet but I’m getting there and I can see my grocery bills are down from last month by half.

  3. Wifey
    March 5, 2008 at 11:16 am (9 years ago)

    I use http://www.thecouponclippers.com for mine. I order coupons for things I need/want to buy and they come within a few days.

  4. Mom2fur
    March 5, 2008 at 3:14 pm (9 years ago)

    Well, if you did use shaving cream, then that would be a great deal, LOL! You’d have enough for months!
    I don’t clip coupons. I keep mine in a 3-ring binder, one circular to a page protector. (The kind you use for 8.5 x 11 scrapbook pages.) I write the date on the side. But before I put them in there, I record them in a Word document. I actually have several documents: one for Redplum and one for Smart Source (the two big publishers of Sunday coupon circulars) and one for Proctor & Gamble as well as loose coupons from magazines. I record them by date and type (Food, House, Health & Beauty.) Because I only record the coupons I’ll use, I really don’t spend that much time each week doing this. It just makes it easier to find them when I’m heading to CVS or Walgreen’s. I use ‘Grocery Game’ for supermarkets. I have to say that, between my filing system and Grocery Game, I save an average of 40% a week.
    I’ve been couponing for about 3 years now, and have built such a good stockpile that my weekly shopping list is actually pretty small. Once you get started with couponing, you’ll find the system that works best for you. It takes about 3 months before you really see your stockpile building, but you should see savings right away. Just try your best to combine coupons with sales!

  5. Sniz
    March 9, 2008 at 6:53 pm (9 years ago)

    Wow. Just reading the comments is inspiring!

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