Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Couponing 101-Lesson #2

So, you have all of your supplies and you are ready to roll! Before you head to the store, you need to complete this exersise: go to www.couponmom.com and register for a free account. The owner of the website does an awesome job explaining the ins and outs of couponing. This is how I got started. Her website can be a little overwhelming to newbies-here's how to break it down. First, download and print her e-books (yes, they're free as well). They will only take you a few minutes to read them, and they are chock full of valuable information and shopping strategies. Next, surf around the "drugstore deals" and "grocery deals by state" links. Here, you can get a general idea about how much you can really save with coupons. Personally, I use her site as a guide and have formed my own couponing system. Although her drugstore deals are from the Atlanta, Georgia area, I very rarely find my local stores with different deals than the ones listed. Now, go and surf. Familiarize yourself with how to read the deals. Ps..turn off your pop up blocker for this site. Have fun, this can (and will) get addicting!

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