How to get Started Extreme Couponing
Beginners Guide to CouponingPart 1
How and where do you get coupons?
1. Ask your friendsif they are going to use their coupons in their Sunday paper. If not, ask if you can have theirs.
8. There are several sites you can print coupons from and some even reward you for printing and using a coupon from their site. I use quite a few printable coupons every week. I recommend getting a cheap laser printer. Some time the printed coupons are a higher dollar value than the ones in the papers. Go to SwagBucks and signup. You will get rewards for using coupons you print from there. Coupons.com, SmartSource.com, Red Plum.com and Coupon Network are other great resources for coupons. You can normally print these coupons twice. You will need to use another computer to print more coupons. How to get started extreme couponing the easiest way is by printing your own coupons.
12. Call or write the company and tell them how much you enjoy their product. Sometimes they will send you coupons to get the item for free. I know several people who do this and get free items, even for meat products.
More Coupons = More Savings
Ok now I have tons of coupons what do I do with them?
How to organize your coupons
The CLIP and go Couponing System
This filing system is one of the easiest to get started couponing. Take your inserts from the paper and put them in a hanging file folder. Label the folder with the date of the inserts. This is easy and I feel this is the best way to get started, so you don’t feel overwhelmed at first. You just pull the insert from the folder and go to the coupon you want and clip it. That is one way of how to organize your coupons.
Baseball Card Binder Couponing System
The second way is the Baseball card holder/Binder system. Purchase baseball card plastic holders and place them in a large binder. You will need at least a three inch binder or bigger and a lot of baseball card holder pages. Cut coupons you would most likely use. File them in baseball card holders. I have seen several different methods used for this. This is my favorite way how to organize coupons.
Combination Couponing System
Clip the coupons you are most likely going to use and file them according to the baseball card/binder system and organize them. Then the left over coupons you can file in the clip and go system for deals you may still want to get on items you may not normally buy, but you may need later. This is great for seasonal items. I like to wait until a good sale to stock up on these items.