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I am not a coupon clipper - with 2 exceptions.
1.) Bed Bath and Beyond. They send me the big ole' blue and white coupons in the mail for 20% off. It doesn't get easier than that. I can't lose them because they are gigantic. (Coincidentally, I learned on Twitter that you can use in date BBB coupons at Babies R Us!).
2.) Similac. When B was on formula, Similac sent me manufacturers coupons for (usually) $5 off. I used them because it was easy, everyone took them and formula is expensive! Especially when you have to mix a higher ratio of powder to water for more calories!
A couple of days ago I was reading an article about a woman who is a coupon queen. She went to one store and bought like 50 tubes of Crest - and paid NOTHING for them. Zero! Then she went to another store and bought diapers for next to nothing. And so on...and I wondered how on earth she did that.
One thing I learned very quickly is that the world of couponing is full of abbreviations. And even when I looked up what they meant (RR for example is Register Rewards) I still didn't know what they were talking about!
So I've spent the last few days attempting to understand how this whole world works. I'm not sure if I will ever be any good at it because it looks like it takes a lot of organization, thinking ahead and going to several stores, but I might have to give it a go.
Here's some sites that I've found helpful:
coupons.com - Um, it doesn't get any easier than this. Point, click, print.
hotcouponworld.com - This is where I've learned the most about how exactly one goes about couponing.
passion for savings - I actually go to MOPS with Heather and her site has a lot of great info.
So what are your best tips, tricks and websites? Are you an avid couponer?