Sunday, July 31, 2011

USA Weekend July 29-31, 2011 Coupon Article

Today's Sunday paper (July 31, 2011) has a nice article in the USA Weekend insert about couponing.

It's not an Extreme Couponing article, but offers some helpful information and excellent websites for understanding how to save money with coupons. 

In case you didn't get the paper, go to or and, may I suggest, my links on this blog... :))

The Article titled, How You Can Become A Coupon Queen, shares very good shopping strategies for savings including:
  1. Just sitting down with the Sunday newspaper and clipping offers your family will use.
  2. The Sunday paper is still the biggest bang for your buck.
  3. Memorize the prices of your commonly used products. Then you will know a sale.
  4. Buy when these products are on sale and then use your coupon.
  5. Don't ignore mass merchandisers such as Target and Walmart.
  6. Try store brands, even though manufactures coupons won't work on them.
  7. Use Loyalty Cards...such as Kohls, Kroger, and more. Ask if your store has one.
  8. Use technology apps like CardStar and Key Ring to manage your store loyalty cards.
In my case, I've been out of work for a few months, so we've been living on our "pantry stash" for awhile. It has been a lifesaver.  I recently returned to work as a Registered Nurse and will start looking for the best deals (on sale) and using multiple coupons (often purchased online) to stock up again.

I hope you can find that article in today's Sunday paper. 

Happy Couponing,

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