I had a very interesting Saturday.  About 2 weeks ago, my friend Jessica had invited me to attend a Coupon Workshop.  Since I've been sporadically using a coupon here and there, I told her "Sure, I could use a tip or two about cutting coupons...why not?"  Let me tell you... LIFE CHANGING!  Seriously, the ladies that put this workshop together save HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS of dollars every week!  Sure, it takes some organization, dedication, and PATIENCE.  But I guess if you really want to save big bucks during these hard economic times, it might be worth the try.

I could go on and on about the things I learned, but here are a few of the highlights:
1.  Worthy stores to buy & save:  RiteAid, Walgreens, Target, and Giant Eagle (our local grocery store)
2.  Stacking, stacking, stacking (using a manufacturer's coupon WITH a store coupon)
3.  Take advantage of Rewards Cards (on top of stacking coupons)
4.  Organization is KEY
5.  Carry the coupon policy of the stores you shop with you (some employees are unaware of their own policies).
6.  You might be able to use coupons on travel size items... and get them for FREE or next to nothing.
7.  Different sources for coupons:  Smart Source, Blinkies, Tearpads, Peelies/necktags, Direct Mail, Pamphlets, Parade Magazine, All You magazine,, ets...
8. Catalinas are gold!

If you want to read the article on these ladies, click here.  LOTS of information, especially on how they use their coupons. 

You can also check out their blog here at

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  1. Just stopping by to wish you
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. I am a sporadic couponer- I do enjoy the "thrill of the hunt" though! :)

  3. Thanks for the info and ideas. I used to be fairly good at using coupons (many years ago)...I probably need to get back to doing that again. Will definitely check out the info on the ladies that did the class.

  4. Thanks for the great coupon ideas. I use coupons in cycles but maybe this will give me the push I need to start using them again.

  5. I love using coupons, especial at craft stores. The extra 40% to 50% off really helps. Then when there is an additional % off the entire sale, you do really well! Every little bit counts!

  6. Very cool! I never go to RiteAid or Walgreens, but maybe I need to rethink my route. Thanks for the tip pass along!

  7. Thanx for the great tips on couponing. Since I retired from working outside of the home I try to use coupons as a way to save. A couponer guest on Oprah said "Be the CEO of your home." I loved that & my daughter & I have couponed ever since. I am proud to save my DH's hard earned paycheck anyway I can. So thanx for this link. I will check it out.