Sunday, November 13, 2011

Couponing Beginner - Where to Start

*This is the first in a series of posts. Look for the label “Couponing”

If you want to start couponing but don’t know how to filter and process all the info out there then here’s your chance to get started with me. (If we go down we go down together!!)

As you may know I do A LOT of research before buying a product, starting a new regimen or in this case…trying my hand at a new way of living.

So today I am compiling my findings into one final process that will allow couponing to work with my lifestyle. After weeks of research this is where I am starting:


For some, this isn’t a problem…they are piling up all over the place.

Otherwise, sign up for the Sunday Special with your newspaper. (I get the Idaho State Journal) With the Sunday Special you receive a copy of the paper every day and several copies on Sunday so that you can get duplicates of the inserts. (you will want 4-6 copies of each coupon)


There are so many ways to do this, but I have chosen to combine the baseball card method and the full insert method.

My Amazon order:
*You can click on the Amazon widget in my right-hand bar.
  • Meade Zipper Binder (this one had great couponer reviews) 
  • Platinum Series 9-Pocket Baseball Card Holders (recommended to me for their durability)
  • Avery Plastic Dividers
  • Scotch Multi-purpose Scissors (These are to be kept in binder for last-minute clipping or store coupons)
I didn't order regular page protectors because I already have some.

Now that you have everything together watch these videos:

Full Inserts (Red Plum, Smart Source, etc.)
*A little long but very helpful.

Couponing 101- baseball card holders. (this is for store, printable and random coupons)

Get your coupons together then check back here for more information on where, when and how to use your coupons.

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