A Couponing Guide For Beginners in 2023 (2023)

No one wants to overspend on groceries each month.

Couponing can seem overwhelming at first, but it’s not that hard. You could be saving hundreds of dollars a month on your grocery bill by using coupons the right way.

Our couponing guide will teach you everything you need to know about couponing, from finding the best coupons to how to stack them for maximum savings.

Grab a cup of coffee because this explains EVERYTHING and it’s a little long- but you will be able to coupon tomorrow!

It can be enjoyable once you get the hang of it, each trip to the grocery store becoming somewhat of a challenge you engage in.

In this fragile economy, it’s even more important to cut costs where we can, and with gas prices so high, it affects everything down to the price of milk.

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Not everything you see on the Extreme Couponing show is real, so before you think that from now on, all of your groceries will be 100% free, think again.

For instance, Frys caught heat from the public when they allowed for special coupons doubling that the people didn’t get – it was for promotional purposes just for the show’s taping.

But still, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get some terrific deals that will save you plenty of money on your grocery spending with some intelligent planning.

So it’s worth the effort to take time clipping coupons because the money you’ll save will be money you can spend in other ways for yourself or your family.

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What Can You Save On Using Coupons?

There are many ways to make minor changes and save more than you ever imagined at the grocery store. One of those ways is to make sure that you milk your coupon for all of the potential savings that are possible with it.

But, of course, that means you want to use your coupon when it packs the most power.

One example was a recent sale at a CVS store. They had a buy one get one half off on garbage bags. Using a coupon for the garbage bags and the CVS card rewards coupon, the savings for the garbage bags doubled to $5.00.

That’s what a lot of savvy couponers know. You use your coupons in such a way that you save the most money. As a result, some shoppers get cashback from couponing because they know the ins and outs of getting the best deals and even free stuff!

When you start couponing, make sure that you research which stores have items on sale. That way, you can use your manufacturers’ coupons, add them to an in-store coupon and save even more.

One example is when a local store had Frozen Pasta on Sale. The store was offering a $1 off coupon, and there was a $1 off manufacturer coupon from a newspaper insert.

A sale price paired with TWO coupon savings gave me more than 50% off the original price.

That’s why it’s so important once you have all of your coupons clipped that you know which store is the best one to use them at. When you get coupon inserts from the newspaper, hold on to them.

There will be a range of savings on items from food to toiletries dog, and cat supplies. The key to couponing is only to pair a coupon with a sale price.

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Looking at the Grocery Store With New Eyes

How you view the layout of the stores where you shop is a significant clue to saving money on your needs.

The most expensive and the most bought spur-of-the-moment items will be on the outer shelf displays of the aisle and in specially arranged displays located in the center of the aisles.

That’s a long-standing method the store use to get you to part with your money. First, however, it would help to let go of the belief that a name brand is better.

Milk is milk – regardless of which cow it comes from.

Staples like salt, pepper, flour, and sugar are the same whether they’re the store’s brand or bear the logo of a household name company.

Just like you need to alter your view of the grocery store, you need to change your view of grocery shopping. Look at it as an operation of both timing and skill.

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Create Your Shopping Plan

You might not know this, but all of the stores you shop at don’t automatically double the coupon’s face value. So to get the added benefit of doubled coupons, you need to shop only at stores that will do that for you.

Understand that stores will not double the coupon beyond $1.00. That means that a $0.25 coupon will be one that’s doubled in value to $0.50.

So be aware that if you have a coupon for $0.75 at a store that has a double coupon policy, you don’t get that extra $0.50 in savings.

How many times have you heard people in line say that they forgot their coupons? Not bringing them to the store with you when you shop will help you save on groceries. Instead, keep your stash with you always.

Like a Boy Scout, always be prepared – but in this case, for sales.

You also want to stop dashing out to the store unprepared for the sales they might be having. Instead, look through your resources to see if any of them have some specials going on.

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That way, if the items you’re running out of getting come up as part of a store sale, then you’re prepared for savings then, too.

Look for coupons online that list by state and then look for deals and print them out. Unfortunately, because of some of the wacky behavior brought to awareness by extreme couponers, some stores aren’t as coupon-friendly as they once were.

So it will backfire on you if you’re prepared to shop and save, you have the weekly sales memorized, your coupons are on hand, and then you find out the store police won’t let you redeem all of your coupons.

Some stores don’t want people using both a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon – especially on a buy one get one free item (or BOGO.)

So know what your store will or won’t allow before you attempt it so that you don’t waste your time.

For my locals, Tops Markets doesn’t allow this. However, BJ’s does allow this for BJ’s shoppers as long as the coupon states a max value on it.

Your plan means that you select from your coupon stash the ones that will save you the most money. Then, search to see what store has the item for sale – if it is on sale and it’s at a store that’s coupon friendly, including offering a double coupon policy, then you’ve hit the savings jackpot!

You can use Flipp’s app to find grocery store deals all in one spot. But, of course, the best part is clicking the item and adding it to a shopping list.

Never leave a store without seeing if they have an in-store coupon for what you’re buying. For example, at CVS, you can check any deals on the item by electronically scanning your Extra Care Card.

Though CVS is a drugstore, they do have food items, and also, a lot of grocery stores use their type of Extra Care Card, but they just gave it another title.

CVS is one of my top choices for beginners because there are always so many deals.

Finally, look through your paperwork and any register receipts to see if there’s any kind of rebate that you can get back if you buy the product. A company that makes ink pens did that previously. Dollar General is known for doing this frequently with a $ off a $25 purchase.

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You can use a pyramid method when couponing – you build a coupon upon a coupon to save.

Lay the pyramid foundation with manufacturer coupons, add in-store coupons, add membership discounts, and top it off with rebates! This is extreme couponing, my friends!

This is a fantastic way to save money on so many different kinds of merchandise.

You may have seen some people who have vast savings (and probably felt the envy too) when they shop, and you’re wondering how in the world they get ahold of all of those coupons!

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Show Me the Coupons!

To be an experienced couponer, you have to know where to find the little pieces of paper that serve to put dollars back in your bank account.

Coupons are everywhere! You just have to know where they’re hiding.

Here are some of the best places for finding coupons:

  1. Newspapers

Newspapers are the first stop when you want to look for coupons. But, of course, even beginner couponers know that the Sunday paper offers a nice insert filled with various coupons.

But did you know that you can also find coupons in your local gazette type of newspaper?

You can find discounts for the grocery store, local restaurants, hair salons, and more in the gazette papers. You can usually find those right inside the door of the local grocery store in little metal stands – and they’re usually free.

These are becoming rarer, BUT they still offer coupons. So it is worth checking every time you are shopping.

Save (formerly Redplum) is also another source for finding coupons that you can search. They have an insert for newspapers, but you can find it online as well.

Some of the recent coupons they had were $1.00 off a Honeysuckle turkey, $0.55 off Eagle Brand condensed milk, $1.00 off Cottonelle toilet paper, and BOGO Coupons for Airwick more.

P&G is another source of savings. They offer coupons in the newspaper as well as online. To print coupons online, you need to create an account.

You are limited to two prints; usually, sometimes, they will let you print only one, but they also come with an expiration date of 24 hours from the time you print the coupon.

Do you use Tide a lot? Then, it’s worth signing up. They almost always have a $2 Tide coupon to print.

If you used those products, right there, you would save almost $10.00 from looking through just one coupon savings offer.

Pay attention to which companies are prone to put in coupons at what time during the month so that you’ll always know when to grab them.

It’s true, as many veteran couponers say, that having a newspaper subscription pays for itself simply with the coupon inserts found in the weekend papers.

But you can get the coupons from the newspapers without buying them.

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Do you know how many people buy a newspaper and then toss it aside? Just leave it for anyone to claim? To make sure you’re not stepping on toes, ask the sales associate or manager of whatever place you find the paper if it’s okay for you to take it home.

Leftover Sunday papers are a goldmine of additional savings!

You can look at a bit of cheat sheet that offers a peek at the coupons that will be heading your way. It’s sort of like getting a preview of upcoming movies – you’ll see what the main attraction will be.

Just go to Sunday Coupon Inserts, and you can see the week’s coupon inserts.

Print isn’t the only way that you can save money, either. For example, online resources can be used as a wellspring of coupons to save on your groceries.

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  1. Look Right Where You Shop

There are times when coupons seem to appear out of thin air. Well, not quite like that, but you can move an item and then see where a coupon is left behind by a sweet couponer who didn’t need that product – so they’re paying it forward.

Peelie Coupons

Then you’ll also find coupons affixed to items that you can lift off—also known as peelie coupons. These coupons are for those who buy the item with the voucher attached.

Receipt Coupons

Another way you can get incredible savings is by reading your receipts and not just looking for false charges (though you should be doing that, too) but looking to see if the store printed any savings in-store that are good for your next visit.

Frequent Shopper Cards

If you shop at one place more than others, you might have a frequent shopper card. Those can be used for good deals, too, because the stores will send out coupons for you to get stuff for discounted prices and sometimes free.

That’s just a way that stores reward your faithfulness in buying from them instead of their competitor. If you don’t know if your store offers this, don’t hesitate to ask.

Company Website

Another way to get coupons is to pull up a browser online and search for the company by name. You can find thousands, and you can print them off when you see them.

Don’t worry about the ink you use to print them because you can even print coupons to save on ink! You can also watch for companies that package discounts for ink and stores that make the deal even sweeter.

For example, one Walmart store recently offered HP printer ink – black and tricolor together for $32.00, which was already a saving off from buying the ink separately. However, Walmart also gave a $10.00 Walmart gift card once you purchased the ink. So the savings was about $14.00 in total.

You can also ask the customer service desk if there are any coupons. Some stores will give out coupons at the customer service desk.

For example, a CVS pharmacy store kept discounts offered by companies in a binder, and when customers asked, they would give those discount coupons. So sometimes, all it takes is asking to find significant savings.

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  1. Getting Coupons From Your Computer

As a couponer just starting, you might think that newspaper inserts should be the primary foundation for coupons. But unfortunately, while they do give you savings, you can find most coupons online now.

You can’t build a database of coupons by sticking with only one source. However, there are some places online that veteran couponers already know about.

One of those places is Coupons.com, an app you can use to select coupons digitally, add to your loyalty card, or print coupons at home. Couponing is becoming easier because the shift is to all digital savings.

Veteran couponers also know about apps that give you cash back as a way to coupon these days. Ibotta, Fetch, Checkout 51, Shopkick are just some of my favorites.

Each of these apps will give you cashback for items you buy at the store. The best part is that you can buy things on sale and have a manufacturer coupon and still get the earnings back.

This was when extreme couponing got taken to a whole new level in 2022.

If you have a favorite store that you shop at, make sure that you type it into a search engine and then use the word “coupon” with it. For example, if you type in the phrase “Target coupon site,” you get www.totallytarget.com, and since Target always offers good deals and savings, this is an excellent site to browse.

Not all coupons will jump out at you, so look for sites that might be more obscure. Use different phrases to pull up coupon sites. Even the word “retail coupons” pulls up many sites with savings. For example, you can check out http://www.retailmenot.com/grocery/ and see the savings you’ll find there.

Rakuten is another go-to I use daily for shopping online- you can earn cash back for in store shopping as well.

My love for couponing led me to create a couponing website- which is now my full time job!

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  1. Taking Advantage of Digital Coupons

The newest kid on the block when getting coupons is digital coupons. They’re not the same as the coupons you clip.

You never actually even touch them. Instead, these sites link whatever coupons you pick out to the store’s shopping card that you use.

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For example, if you look at coupons.com, you’ll see that you can pick out savings on the site. You can choose to print these or add them digitally.

Saving star used to be an online-only coupon site, but it was bought out by Coupons.com (which may no longer offer printable coupons coming soon!)

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  1. Go Straight to the Top – Look up the Manufacturer

Remember that you want to get those coupons built up in the beginning, so you’re going to have to get them from various sources. So you want to keep your eyes open.

Besides newspaper, magazine, and online coupons, make sure you go straight to the source – the big businesses that make the products you like to use. Why do manufacturers like giving coupons to customers?

A customer who saves money is happy, and a happy customer morphs into a loyal customer. Usually, all you have to do to tap into this source is find the company online.

Then, sign up for their mailing list or newsletters. Some manufacturers have social media pages, too.

That’s a way that you can get coupons for cents off, and you can often get the item at no charge. Some companies love to send out free samples of their products to keep a customer loyal, so don’t overlook this.

Email, call, or write a letter to do whatever you have to do to get offers for coupons. It will be worth the effort. For example, a simple Tweet to a famous vegetarian manufacturer resulted in five coupons. The shopper got to buy anything in the food line for absolutely ZERO cost to them.

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  1. Give Something, Get Something Back – Cashing in on Rewards

These are great ways to get samples and sometimes significant savings on some pretty expensive products. Sometimes all you’re asked to do is ‘like’ something on Facebook to get a free sample or coupon.

You’ll see programs that go by the title ‘Rewards’ or ‘Reward Programs’ online offering people coupons (usually for much, much more of a product than you usually find) if they do a survey or quiz.

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  1. The Mail No One Usually Reads

Most junk mail is indeed junk mail – but sometimes you can find a diamond amid that junk. So why do companies put high-value coupons in junk mailers?

Because it’s an inexpensive way to get it in front of millions of people in hopes they’ll become loyal buyers, so don’t toss out the mailer envelopes with anything but ads until you see if there’s something relevant for you in them.

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  1. The Non-Couponers or Share Couponers Among Your Friends and Family

Hard to believe, but not everyone is interested in being a couponer. So ask the people you know if they do, and if they don’t, ask for their Sunday inserts and leftover magazines.

Ask newspaper deliverers what they do with spare inserts. Look at it as networking for savings.

  1. Get It Together – Have a Club and Become Coupon Buddies

Trade the coupons you don’t use with a buddy for coupons you use. Then, get a lot of buddies together and save even more. See if your area already has a coupon swap club and how you can get in on the savings.

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If You Don’t Organize, Your Coupons Will Take Over.

It happens to all of us – you can’t find the coupon you need, and when you do find it, it’s expired. Frustrating and not helpful! You have to know where your coupons are if you want to save, and you have to see if they’re valid.

It doesn’t matter if you pick up one of those gadgets that looks like an accordion wallet for them or if you have a filing system that’s state of the art – just use something and use it without fail!

Some couponers put off cutting the coupons out and leave them to do the day of use. But that way is too easy to fall into the last-minute rush trying to find the stash of inserts – and not only that, but it looks messier, too.

You don’t have to be the Martha Stewart of coupon organization, but you do have to have a system. Create one that suits your method of shopping. Get your canned goods first? Then make a system where you file them by canned goods first.

File them according to how you write your grocery list. The trick is to do what works for you and not do what doesn’t because you won’t stick with it. Loose coupons tend to get overwhelming, so have something to put them in.

It doesn’t matter what it is, but one of the more successful ways to organize them is to purchase a binder (you can find one at Walmart for less than $1) and those plastic inserts used to hold baseball cards.

You can file the coupons in the plastic inserts according to category and see at a glance what you have. You have to put some effort into keeping up with the organization of your coupons.

Clip them when you get them or as soon as you can. Toss expired ones regularly unless you give them to an organization that sends expired coupons to servicemen and women overseas, where they’re still viable.

One of the most irritating things to non-couponers is to see a couponer who is so unorganized it’s like she’s set up camp at the register. Don’t do that. Come with your coupons separated and ready to pass over to the cashier.

Now, if you’re one of those who aren’t very organized, you might not see the benefit of organization with coupons. But, on the other hand, you won’t get stressed at the register (or embarrassed as you fumble for a lengthy coupon search).

You won’t stress others behind you. You won’t miss out on good deals by forgetting your coupons, and you’ll save money to spend on other stuff you want or on other people.

Couponing is an art that can save you money and be used as a tool to show others how to save – newlyweds and people living on a fixed income could benefit from having someone show them how to make the most of their grocery budget.

Behavior Rules for Using Coupons

Don’t ever feel bad about saving money. You deserve to save money on your grocery bill, but it’s not courteous to make other people wait behind you if you have 60 items (each with a coupon you have to find) when they have 3.

So wave people on ahead of you and take the time to organize your items on the conveyor belt while they check out. You won’t feel pressured, you’ll have done a good deed, and your fellow shopper will be thankful!

  1. Don’t Take What Doesn’t Belong to You

Not stealing would seem to be common sense to most people, but sometimes new couponers don’t always realize there’s a wrong way to try to save money on groceries.

It’s unfair to think that whatever is done on television on coupon shows like Extreme Couponing is acceptable. It’s not.

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You don’t want to lower your moral standards or cross any lines into illegal actions. For example, when you pick up a newspaper out of a public vending spot, don’t take extras if you don’t buy them.

Don’t reach for one newspaper and quickly slide the Sunday inserts out of a few extras. That’s not fair to others, and it’s stealing!

Darting across the dew-soaked lawn to grab your neighbor’s paper is stealing, too – even if he lets it lay there all day and then tosses it in the garbage can. But, of course, you can always ask if you can have it.

  1. Don’t Rip Coupons Off Products

Some coupons come already attached to the product and are intended for buying the product. If you swipe that coupon, then you’re a thief. Buy the product or leave the coupon alone.

  1. How Many Is Too Much?

Sometimes stores use tear pads or blinking electronic machines to share coupons. Yea! Take them all – they’re free, right?

No. They’re free, but it’s not right to empty the machine or make the tear pad bare because you’re greedy. You don’t like it when you miss out on great coupon deals, so don’t do it to others.

  1. Don’t Buy Like You’re Preparing for the Storm of the Century

How frustrating it is to go to the store, ready to shop for those deals – only to find nothing but dust or sugar granules waiting on the shelf where the products used to be. What happened?

It could be a mistake on the store’s part, but what happens so often is that couponers pick the place clean. Are you greedy if you see one remaining bag of sugar and you pick it up? No.

Even if you put the last two bags of sugar in your cart, that doesn’t mean you’ve shopped like there’s a storm coming. It’s not wrong to do that, and it’s not bad to buy items that you know you’ll use but don’t need right now.

But, it’s kind of selfish as a couponer if you get caught up in the frenzy of taking the items just because you can when you don’t need them and when it will leave others without the opportunity to get some, too.

You might not care about that – but it will come back to haunt you if you get too greedy with your couponing endeavors.

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Unhappy customers hunt down overworked managers and give them an earful about why the store wasn’t better prepared, how they drove to the store and can’t get what they need, and ask if they need to shop at the competing store.

When that happens, the manager checks the order sheets, sees that the store did indeed buy enough to satisfy demand, realizes that couponers brought on the lack of merchandise, and then changes occur.

These changes no longer allow you to buy as much as you want. Changes mean you don’t get to use all of the coupons you once could. Changes mean fewer savings for you.

You have to find a balance in the couponing game and do what you need to ensure that stores remain receptive to couponing.

But what if you do need a lot of one item? Years ago, people called in large meat orders to the local butcher. Today, common courtesy for others is to prepare in advance for a significant buy.

Befriend the manager and ask for a particular order in that item.

Keep couponing in perspective. It’s about saving money, not stockpiling so many things that you get a hoarder mentality. Buy what you need. Leave behind what you don’t. That way, everyone wins.

To really jumpstart your couponing journey- keep track of your meal planning! Keeping my grocery budget in check was the number one way we really got a handle on our debt! Grab my Meal planner and budget planner below while they are on sale!

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Now that you read all the basics to start couponing, you need to pick ONE couponer to follow for two weeks at the minimum.

The fantastic thing about technology today is all the FREE information. The downside? It can be very overwhelming when it comes to learning something new.

My favorite social media app is Tiktok- and when I’m logged into my BJs deal Tiktok account, it’s filled with all couponers. So if you like the video, I suggest heading over to Tiktok or Youtube to follow ONE couponer there.

The key is to pick one that you like the way they present the deals or write them up, the ones that you feel confident to go and do right away- that’s the couponer you want to follow.

Then only follow these coupon deals for a week or two. I suggest two weeks because there may be a week that doesn’t have any great bargains.

When you stick with one couponer, you’ll learn and build confidence to start following others or coming up with deals all on your own.

My favorite Tiktok Couponers are:




If you love BJ’s deals, of course, I would love to have you follow my BJs Deals Tiktok page too!


If you don’t use Tiktok no worries there are SO many blogs out there.

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Some of my favorite blogs to start couponing are:

  • Livingrichwithcoupons
  • KrogerKrazy
  • TotallyTarget
  • The Krazy Coupon Lady
  • MoneySavingMom
  • Hip2Save

Once you have picked who you are going to follow- do all the deals that you can they share. Before you know it you’ll be an extreme couponer saving your family hundreds of dollars a month!


How to coupon in 2023? ›

Money-saving tip: How to find coupons that will save you hundreds on bills in 2023
  1. Embrace coupon websites. ...
  2. Get free coupon inserts. ...
  3. Use browser extensions to save money with coupons. ...
  4. Combine coupons with sales. ...
  5. Keep yearly sales trends in mind.
Dec 23, 2022

Is couponing worth it in 2022? ›

The best part is that you can buy things on sale and have a manufacturer coupon and still get the earnings back. This was when extreme couponing got taken to a whole new level in 2022. If you have a favorite store that you shop at, make sure that you type it into a search engine and then use the word “coupon” with it.

What is the trick to extreme couponing? ›

"For the more extreme couponer, it's all about combining manufacturer coupons with store coupons, store sales and store rewards programs," she says. "Extreme couponers will only buy an item if they can stack these different ways of savings to bring the cost of an item down to pennies on the dollar."

Do millionaires use coupons? ›

In fact, more than one in three net-worth millionaires use coupons all the time! Turns out, millionaires aren't above saving money. (Sounds like that might be what helped them reach that status in the first place.)

How to be an extreme couponer at Walmart? ›

Walmart doesn't allow you to stack coupons like some stores. They have a strict one-coupon-per-item policy. But you can still use rebate apps, like iBotta and Checkout 51 to save more. Just look for opportunities to pair a coupon and a rebate for the same item, and you'll score all sorts of freebies and cheapies.

Where do couponers get their coupons? ›

Here's how to get coupons, in both paper and digital form.
  • Join store loyalty programs. ...
  • Check the Sunday newspaper. ...
  • Ask the manufacturer. ...
  • Search a coupon database or app. ...
  • Visit retailer websites and apps. ...
  • Pick up weekly ads at the store. ...
  • Install a browser extension. ...
  • Look at the product packaging.
May 29, 2020

How should coupons be organized for beginners? ›

Tips –
  1. Put the date on the front of the whole coupon insert.
  2. File your inserts by the week or month in file folders.
  3. Clip your coupons each week as you plan your shopping trip.
  4. Set them to the side or place them in an envelope. ...
  5. Shop with your shopping list and clipped coupons.

Does Walmart do double coupons? ›

Acceptance of unmatched manufacturer coupons to the correct purchase item is against policy and the coupon will be denied. Walmart does not accept bottle caps for redemption. Walmart does not honor double or triple coupons.

Do grocery stores lose money on coupons? ›

Do stores lose money when I use coupons? It's a fair question because it seems like you're shortchanging the store by not paying the full amount when you use coupons. But the truth is that stores don't lose a dime when you use coupons.

Does anyone double coupons anymore? ›

What stores double coupons? Very few anymore. This used to be a more common practice back in the early days of the couponing craze, but most stores have done away with it. One exception is Albertsons, who at times (and very selectively), is a store that doubles coupons.

Why are coupons going away? ›

But the disappearance of the coupon comes as Americans are grappling with the highest inflation in four decades, pushing up prices on many items at the grocery store. Yet there are other ways to save, such as by signing up for loyalty programs at stores or buying in bulk, Tyko said.

What are illegal coupons? ›

According to the CIC, “Coupon fraud occurs whenever someone intentionally uses a coupon for a product that he/she has NOT purchased or otherwise fails to satisfy the terms and conditions for redemption; when a retailer submits coupons for products they have not sold or that were not properly redeemed by a consumer in ...

Can you get in trouble for using too many coupons? ›

One of the unfortunate consequences is that retailers have to raise prices to mitigate their losses, ultimately costing consumers more money in the end. Additionally, coupon fraud can actually lead to some pretty significant fines and even jail time, depending on how extreme it is.

What is a coupon glitch? ›

Coupon glittering is when users exploit an error in coupon creation to purchase items at a discount. Glittering is another word for glitching and occurs with incorrectly created coupons. For example, a retailer issues a coupon for $100 off an outdoor furniture set.

What age group uses coupons the most? ›

Millennials are surprisingly cost conscious: Young adults in the 18 to 34 range get a bad rap when it comes to their spending habits. But they're actually more saving-savvy than they get credit for. Over 96% say they use coupons to plan their shopping list. And more than 50% are increasing their coupon usage.

Does Bill Gates use coupons? ›

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates

Even the world's richest men have been spotted using coupons.

Where do millionaires keep their cash? ›

Where do millionaires keep their money? High net worth individuals put money into different classifications of financial and real assets, including stocks, mutual funds, retirement accounts and real estate. There were 24.5 million millionaires in the U.S. in 2022. And only 21% of them inherited money.

How does Krazy coupon lady work? ›

  1. Download the Krazy Coupon Lady app for your Android. ...
  2. Set up deal alerts so you never miss sweet deals. ...
  3. Select your favorite stores and brands to get relevant deals and coupons. ...
  4. Create your KCL account. ...
  5. Fill out the rest of your profile. ...
  6. Find The Krazy Coupon Lady app menu. ...
  7. Navigate the KCL app.

How to stack Dollar General coupons? ›

Only one Manufacturer Coupon and one Dollar General Coupon can be used per item in a transaction. Stacking of 2 or more Manufacturer Coupons per item is not allowed. The stacking of 2 or more Dollar General Coupons in a transaction is allowed unless otherwise noted on the coupon or associated promotional art.

Does Walmart allow coupon stacking? ›

Walmart doesn't allow you to stack coupons like some stores. They have a strict one-coupon-per-item policy.

How to get coupons for free? ›

How can I get free coupons online?
  1. 1.) Sign up for Kellogg's Family Rewards.
  2. 2.) Sign up for Vocalpoint.
  3. 3.) Email companies directly.
  4. 4.) Get printable coupons mailed to your home.
  5. 5.) ' Like' your favorite brands on Facebook.
  6. 6.) Sign up for Birthday Freebies.
Nov 24, 2020

Where is the best place to buy coupons? ›

Major sources of digital coupons include the following.
  1. Coupons.com. This website is perhaps the largest source of manufacturer coupons. ...
  2. RedPlum.com. This site offers manufacturer coupons that can be printed or saved to a grocery-store loyalty card.
  3. SmartSource.com. ...
  4. Manufacturer websites. ...
  5. Retailer websites. ...
  6. Retailer apps.
Feb 22, 2019

What is a coupon fairy? ›

What's a "coupon fairy?" Coupon fairies are people who leave unneeded coupons in the store for others to find.

What is a good coupon size? ›

The most popular size of a coupon is the size of a dollar bill, or 2.5 x 6 inches. You may choose to make a smaller coupon, but keep in mind that people tend to lose them if they are too small.

How do you calculate first coupon? ›

Divide the annual coupon rate by the number of payments per year. For instance, if the bond pays semiannually, divide the coupon rate by 2. Multiply the result with the bond's face value to get the coupon payment.

How much does an average person save with coupons? ›

Coupon users report an average of seven percent savings on their grocery bill with coupons. The typical family saves between $5.20 and $9.60 per week using coupons.

Is there a limit to how many coupons you can use? ›

Manufacturers always limit their coupons to one coupon discount per item purchased - this is what "limit one coupon per purchase" means. You can only use one manufacturer discount per item purchased. This is true even if you have a $1-off-2 coupon. That coupon functions as two 50-cent discounts, one for each item.

What companies allow you to stack coupons? ›

Here are the top retailers that allow coupon stacking on their sites:
  • Kohl's allows 4 coupons per order. ...
  • Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta allow 5 coupons per order. ...
  • Amazon allows unlimited coupons per order. ...
  • Target allows unlimited coupons per order. ...
  • Michaels allows unlimited coupons per order.

Does CVS allow coupon stacking? ›

Can I use multiple coupons on sale items? Yes, as long as all of the coupons meet their qualifications. Examples: • Two $3 off $15 coupons for purchases that are $30.00 or higher. $3 off $15 coupon and $5 ExtraBucks® Rewards for a purchase of $15.

Is it illegal to resell items bought with coupons? ›

Coupon Policies

Most manufacturers prohibit the use of their coupons for the purpose of buying products for resale. Violations of these policies may result in retailers not getting paid for coupons they accept from stockpile sellers.

How do extreme couponers save so much money? ›

Extreme couponers don't buy an item when they need it -- they buy it when they can get it at the lowest price. These savvy shoppers then stock up when the going's good (and cheap), so they save money in the long run.

How to save big with coupons? ›

The New Way to Coupon
  1. Join rewards and loyalty programs at your favorite stores. ...
  2. Buy a Sunday newspaper to get the coupon inserts. ...
  3. Use coupon “matchups.” Some retailers allow you to do coupon matchups, where you can save more by combining store-offered discounts with matching manufacturer coupons.
Jan 13, 2023

What is the most trusted coupon website? ›

Here are the best coupon websites to start saving money today:
  • 🏆 Capital One Shopping.
  • Swagbucks.
  • Rakuten.
  • Ibotta.
  • BeFrugal.
  • Amazon Coupons.
  • Brad's Deals.
  • CouponCause.
Jan 2, 2023

Can you use 2 coupons at once? ›

You sure can, as long as both aren't manufacturer coupons. You can combine a store and manufacturer coupon to get a bigger discount on the purchase of a single product in the same transaction. Even if both coupons say “Limit one coupon per transaction,” you can use them together because they're not identical coupons.

Can you still get coupons in the mail? ›

You can also sometimes get coupons by mail if you email with an issue or concern. Perhaps your grocery item was not fresh or did not taste as good as you wanted it to. E-mail the grocery store to tell them about it. They want to make it right, and the easiest way to do that is to send a coupon for a free item.

Are paper coupons still a thing? ›

Are Sunday newspaper coupons still a thing? In most areas, yes. If you've spent any time on TheKrazyCouponLady.com, you've probably seen mentions of coupons from “SS 12/7” or “PG 12/13.” If you're new, you might think I've been speaking in code.

Is couponing still worth it? ›

The typical family saves between $5.20 and $9.60 per week using coupons. Those who spend 10 minutes or fewer per week clipping and organizing their coupons (46 percent of consumers) still achieve an average $7.00 weekly savings on their grocery bill.

Are coupons dying out? ›

Kantar Media estimates that 168 billion coupons circulated in 2021 across print and digital formats, down from about 294 billion in 2015, The New York Times reports.

Who went to jail for couponing? ›

– A Virginia Beach woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $31.8 million for her role in a coupon fraud scheme. The Coupon Information Corporation, which is an association of manufacturers that track coupon fraud, was able to link more than $125,000 in fake coupons to 41-year-old Lori Ann Talens.

Can I use coupons without printing it? ›

Use digital store and manufacturer coupons.

They're just like the paper coupons you find in the newspaper or print from the Internet, except there's no clipping or paper involved. Enter your phone number at checkout to redeem these discounts, or access a store's app for redemption instructions.

What happens to coupons after they are used? ›

After coupons are sorted, scanned and totaled at clearinghouses, a total reimbursement value is determined. Clearinghouses provide a total amount manufacturers owe to each store.

Does Walmart take paper coupons? ›

Walmart doesn't accept mobile digital coupons, only paper or printed internet coupons.

What is a coupon unicorn? ›

“Unicorn” is a coupon term that's grown in popularity over the past year, and it refers to a high-value coupon that doesn't exist in the real world.

What is coupon scraping? ›

1. Coupon Scraping. The most frequent bot threat that affects coupon sites is web scraping, typically committed by competing businesses. Attackers use bots to easily scrape (in other words, steal) coupons from your website, change the affiliate links to their own, and republish them on their own sites.

Can I use two different manufacturer coupons on the same item? ›

In fact, coupons are like cash to them, even though there's a process they need to go through in order to get reimbursed by the manufacturer. You can only ever use one manufacturer coupon per item you buy. If you want to use two “$0.25 off Crest Toothpaste” coupons, you need to buy two tubes of Crest toothpaste.

Is extreme couponing possible anymore? ›

Extreme couponing is possible -- but may be challenging in practice. Donna Montaldo wrote for Dotdash Media, Inc.

Do coupons exist anymore? ›

Obviously, a lot has changed since then. Paper coupons still exist, but technology has made saving money with coupons way easier than it used to be. The best coupon apps can make savings with coupons or coupon codes automatic, or they can help you earn cash back for each dollar you spend.

Is coupons com going away? ›

But rather than shutting down Coupons.com entirely, Quotient has sold Coupons.com to Global Savings Group — a European shopping rewards and affiliate marketing company. In the meantime, Quotient is shifting their priorities — and is relaunching a once-popular rebate app. So what's going on with Coupons.com?

Is $5 off $25 before or after coupons? ›

Once the $5 off has been taken off, then the manufacturer coupons will be applied so you will pay LESS than $25!! So, if you want to stock up on the Tide, grab 4 bags at $7.95=$31.80-$5 store coupon=$26.80. Print four $2 off manufacturer coupons ($8 value) and use them on this purchase.

Where do extreme couponers get all the coupons? ›

Extreme couponers get their hands on advance copies of your favorite store ads and scour coupon sites. Then they map out exactly which combinations of coupons and store deals you can stack to maximize your savings – including how much you'll pay in the end.

Is it illegal to sell items from couponing? ›

Technically, yes. BUT, this is a grey area. Some manufacturer companies, (P&G we're looking at you) prohibit anyone from reselling their products, regardless of whether we used coupons or not. It's in the small print on their coupons.

How do I get more coupon inserts? ›

12 Ways to Get Free Sunday Coupon Inserts
  1. Look for free local papers like Your Essential Shopper (also known as Yes!). ...
  2. Look for the free community newspaper. ...
  3. Ask neighbors if you can have their unwanted coupon inserts. ...
  4. Call local schools and see if they have a newspaper recycling program.
Dec 29, 2022

Where can I find coupons that actually work? ›

Use a trusted source.

The better path is to check websites such as RetailMeNot, DealsPlus, Coupon Cabin and Slickdeals. These sites work with thousands of retailers and brands, as well as user submissions, to aggregate sales and codes. At RetailMeNot, all codes are tested and verified before being published.

Why are there no more coupons? ›

That's likely due to a shift in consumer behavior, with fewer shoppers opting to spend time cutting out coupons for small savings, they noted. But the disappearance of the coupon comes as Americans are grappling with the highest inflation in four decades, pushing up prices on many items at the grocery store.

What day do Dollar General coupons come out? ›

4. Dollar General offers “$5 off a $25 purchase” store coupons every Saturday. These coupons are one-day-only coupons that are valid on the Saturday stated in the coupon fine print. Find your $5 off $25 coupon each week in the Dollar General app.


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