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Hello to my new readers from eCO Credit Union’s Savings University

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on February 27, 2014 · 0 comments

in Beginners,Coupon Classes

I had a wonderful time speaking at another eCO Credit Union’s Savings Race seminar tonight.  I hope all of you that were in attendance are ready to save some money! If you didn’t leave your address last night to sign up for my daily email newsletter you can do so here.  You can also follow me …

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Hello to my new readers from eCO Credit Union’s Savings University

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on February 11, 2014 · 4 comments

in Beginners,Coupon Classes

I had a wonderful time speaking at eCO Credit Union’s Savings Race seminar last night.  I hope all of you that were in attendance are ready to save some money! If you missed the class there will be another one on February 27 in Vestavia. If you didn’t leave your address last night to sign up for …

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Couponing 101: Where do I find coupons?

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on July 25, 2013

in All,Beginners,Coupon Classes,Coupons

Couponing 101: Where do I find coupons? To use coupons, you have to HAVE coupons.  Here’s how to get coupons: Sunday Newspaper How many papers should I get each week? Online Coupons.com Redplum Smartsource Hopster Savings.com GroceryCouponNetwork Following your favorite brands on Facebook Brand’s Websites Store Websites Writing to companies In store and on products -tearpads, blinkies and peelies (coupons on products) In the …

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Store Coupon Policies and how to Maximize your Savings with Coupons Each store’s coupon policy can usually be found online at the store’s website.  It’s a good idea to print a copy and keep with you because sometimes you will run into a cashier (or even a manager!) that doesn’t know their own stores policy. CVS You need …

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Couponing 101: The Anatomy of a Coupon

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on July 20, 2013 · 0 comments

in Beginners,Coupon Classes,Coupons

Couponing 101 – Understanding a Coupon or “the Anatomy of a Coupon” The first step to using coupons properly and to your advantage is to understand coupons.  There are different kinds of coupons: Manufacturer coupons Store coupons Mobile or e-coupons (can be either store or manufacturer) Manufacturer coupons are coupons that a distributed by a products manufacturer.  You find these …

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Publix Coupon Policy and Shopping Tips

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on June 9, 2012

in Beginners,Coupon Policies,Publix

Publix Coupon Policy and Shopping Tips: If you are expecting or have a child under two you can sign up for their Baby Club.  Being a Baby Club member will get you special discounts and more coupons. Read more about those here. Be sure to grab your in-store flyers for additional coupons. Publix allows you …

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Winn-Dixie’s Coupon Policy and Shopping Tips

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on June 8, 2012 · 0 comments

in Beginners,Coupon Policies,Winn-Dixie

Do you enjoy shopping at Winn-Dixie?  are you interested in saving more money at Winn-Dixie?  Winn-Dixie has a coupon acceptance policy as well as in store deals.  AND I have a few savings tips to help you get the most for your dollar at Winn-Dixie! Here is Winn-Dixie’s Coupon Policy (current as of 6/20/2018) and my comments …

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Need to save money on baby essentials? Check out my 4 part series! How to save on Baby Formula Programs to sign up for for free samples and savings Join your Grocery Store’s Baby Club They offer savings on baby needs AND your regular grocery items + rewards for purchasing your baby items in their store How to save …

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Rebate of the Day – Getting Started!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on May 10, 2012 · 0 comments

in Beginners,Rebates

Rebates are a great way to lower your grocery bill!  But the first step to saving money with rebates is knowing how to get started! If you’ve never done a rebate before, read over these tips: Read all rebate forms carefully, noting the qualifying products/sizes, purchase period (between xx/xx/xx and yy/yy/yy), and what is necessary for the …

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Rebate of the Day – Getting Started!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on February 9, 2012 · 3 comments

in Beginners,Rebates

Rebates are a great way to lower your grocery bill!  But the first step to saving money with rebates is knowing how to get started! If you’ve never done a rebate before, read over these tips: Read all rebate forms carefully, noting the qualifying products/sizes, purchase period (between xx/xx/xx and yy/yy/yy), and what is necessary for the …

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What $5.00 can get a couponer vs. non-couponer

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on January 30, 2012 · 3 comments

in Bargain Brag,Beginners

I posted this several weeks ago but decided it was worth visiting again.  Have you ever really thought how far $5.00 will go?   After being a couponer so long, I guess I just forgot how much things actually cost.  After giving it some real thought, I wondered, how do people get by without couponing? For example, …

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Hello to my new readers from Eden Westside’s MOPS group!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on January 13, 2012 · 0 comments

in Beginners,Coupon Classes

I had a wonderful time speaking to a fantastic group of mom’s in a local MOPS group yesterday morning.  Here are some things that I didn’t get to cover or elaborate on.  So here is a post just for them or anyone new to couponing! My approach to coupon is a bit different that what you …

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Extreme Couponing last night on TLC

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 17, 2011 · 0 comments

in Beginners,Extreme Couponing,Printable Coupons

Love it or hate it, Extreme Couponing is on TLC on Wednesday nights at 10pm/9pm cst. Did you watch last night’s episode? Are you new to couponing? Please take the time to read this: Is Extreme Couponing for you? Let me help you learn a different approach – Practical Couponing. New couponers, check out these great offers: Print FREE …

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Beginning Couponing: How many weekly newspapers should I get?

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 15, 2011 · 10 comments

in Beginners,Coupons

  How many weekly newspapers should a couponer get? I say at least four.  Why?  Well, the more coupons you have the more items you’ll be able to get when they are on sale.  Yes, a sale on cereal is great and if you have a coupon that makes a box $1.00 that’s a good deal.  …

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A Penny Filled Pantry has identified a disease that you might have.  I’ve dealt with a couple episodes of it before.  It’s “Register Anxiety” and here are the symptoms and how to get over it! Register Anxiety is that feeling that occurs during check-out when a coupon beeps and you start to feel the blood rushing …

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A few beginners tips for using coupons to your advantage

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on September 20, 2011 · 1 comment

in Beginners,Coupon Tips,Coupons

If you are new to couponing, here are a few tips to get you started: ·       Clip or save EVERY coupon you get. Yes, even those coupons on products that you think you will NEVER buy!   That product you think you might never could go on sale and be FREE with the coupon.  Or even better …

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Shopping at Aldi

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on August 19, 2011 · 1 comment

in Aldi,Beginners

 I love Aldi!  You can cut your grocery spending without ever clipping a coupon! If you’ve never shopped at an Aldi before I would encourage you to check out their website (specifically their FAQ page) before you head out to your local store. Shopping at Aldi is a little different. Here’s some things to make note of:   Make …

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Couponing 101 – part 2: Where to find coupons

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on August 14, 2011 · 0 comments

in Beginners,Coupon Classes,Coupons

Since I can’t be everywhere and do a coupon class for everyone, watch for my “notes” from my coupon class in a series of posts over the next week. Couponing 101 – part 2: Where to get coupons To be a successful couponer, you want to make sure you have a wide variety of coupons.  You …

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Couponing 101 – part 1: Understanding a coupon

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on August 13, 2011 · 0 comments

in Beginners,Coupon Classes,Coupons

Since I can’t be everywhere and do coupon classes for everyone – watch for my “notes” from my coupon class in a series of posts this week! Couponing 101 – Understanding a Coupon Understanding a Coupon   The first step to using coupons properly and to your advantage is to understand coupons.  There are TWO kinds of coupons: Manufacturer coupons Clearly …

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What does "overage" mean in couponing?

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on July 11, 2011 · 0 comments

in Beginners,Coupon Terms

Overage is when the value of your coupon exceeds the value of the item. For example a $2 off coupon for a product that only costs $1.75 results in 25c overage.Some stores allow this, some do not. Some stores will adjust the value of the coupon to the price of the item if their …

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