Monthly Archives: January 2011

Coupon Mom Book on Amazon

This book is fabulous!!!

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Great Deal on Amazon Gift Card

Livingsocial.com is a website much like groupon. Right now they are offering a $20 amazon.com gift card for $10! I just bought one – I shop from amazon all the time! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

https://livingsocial.com/deals/21336?ref=conf-jp&rpi=3857632

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Responsible Couponing!

I just posted an item about a “deal gone wrong” earlier today ( ) – it made me realize that I wanted to share some ideas on “Responsible Couponing.”

1. Know what the coupon is for:

  • is it for a particular item or for any item offered by the manufacturer. Sometime the coupon will show a picture of one item but it’s for ANY item (ex: ANY Crest toothpaste, but only a picture of one item is shown)
  • If the coupon says x-amount off of 1, then you only need to buy one. If it says x-amount off 2, then you need to buy two, etc.

2. Don’t try to use a coupon that specifies a particular item for something else. From what I understand, if the retailer doesn’t carry the item that’s listed on the coupon, they won’t get reimbursed.

3. Don’t copy coupons – it is considered fraud.

4. You may use one manufacturer coupon per item(s) purchased.  You may “stack” (use 2 or more coupons in one transaction) a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon, but the majority of the time you can’t stack two manufacturer coupons.

5. Try to find out the store’s coupon policy. Some stores accept internet printed manufacturer coupons and some don’t. It’s a good idea to print out their policy from their website and keep it with you.

6. You aren’t stealing from a store when you use a coupon. The manufacturer wil reimburse a retailer the value of the coupon plus $.08 for each coupon submitted. They will get their money back.

7. If you are going to print coupons from the internet, make sure that it’s from a reputable site.

  • coupons.com
  • smartsource.com
  • redplum.com
  • manufacturer’s sites

8.  Most internet coupons will print twice per computer. You will either have to use your back button and refresh the page or you might have to go through the whole process.  If you need more than 2 coupons, ask a friend to print them for you!

9. Don’t use expired coupons. You can ask individual stores if they accept them, but more often than not, they don’t.

10. Remember that the cashier is a person with feelings and he/she might be having a bad day! I always “warn” the cashier I have lots of coupons – this lets them know up front that I may be there for a while. Also – I always try to thank them for being so helpful!

Leave any comments you can think of about items that I missed!!

Blessings!

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Using Coupons – it's NOT stealing!

I went to a store today to get a good deal on pens. Between the deal they were having in-store and the manufacturer coupons I had printed off of a manufacturer’s site, I should have gotten free pens.

Before I even looked for the pens, I thought I would check to make sure that this company accepted internet printed coupons. They do; however, they wouldn’t take more than one. In order for the deal to work out, I needed to use both.

I walked away from the store. By the time I left, I felt as though I had been accused of trying to rob their company.  Needless to say, I was a little frustrated.

Did you know that, according to the fine print on coupons, manufacturers will reimburse retailers for the amount of the coupon plus $.08? A lot of people don’t realize that when you are using a coupon, the store is going to get their money. You aren’t stealing from them!

It’s always a good idea to print out a copy of a store’s coupon policy from their website before you go to their store. If I had done that today, I would have saved myself a lot of trouble!

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Using Coupons – it’s NOT stealing!

I went to a store today to get a good deal on pens. Between the deal they were having in-store and the manufacturer coupons I had printed off of a manufacturer’s site, I should have gotten free pens.

Before I even looked for the pens, I thought I would check to make sure that this company accepted internet printed coupons. They do; however, they wouldn’t take more than one. In order for the deal to work out, I needed to use both.

I walked away from the store. By the time I left, I felt as though I had been accused of trying to rob their company.  Needless to say, I was a little frustrated.

Did you know that, according to the fine print on coupons, manufacturers will reimburse retailers for the amount of the coupon plus $.08? A lot of people don’t realize that when you are using a coupon, the store is going to get their money. You aren’t stealing from them!

It’s always a good idea to print out a copy of a store’s coupon policy from their website before you go to their store. If I had done that today, I would have saved myself a lot of trouble!

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Great Deal on Amazon Tax Software!

Amazon has a lot of their TaxCut software on sale – some of it half price! This is what I use – check it out!
Amazon Tax Cut

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New to this

Hey all – I am trying to get this site up and running. I have been posting things on my fb page http://facebook.com/CouponCrazyInKy but I haven’t been as diligent in putting things on here.

I’m hoping this will be a place where I can share more than just a blurb – helping you to learn along with me as I continue on this journey of couponing!!

Share this with your friends – and please be gentle with me. I’m new to this!!

Blessings!

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Couponing Class

I will be teaching a class at Versailles Presbyterian Church this Wednesday, 1/12/11. I will share couponing techniques that will not only help you to save money but will help you learn how to get free items that you can donate!

The class starts at 6:45 and is free. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Reservations are needed by noon on Tuesday. Contact Versailles Presbyterian for pricing on the dinner and/or to sign up (office@vpc1.org).

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