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One of the resources that’s been the biggest help to me so I know The Best Way to Save Money Using Coupons, is The Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half and couponmom.com website.
The Coupon Mom’s Book
I can’t remember how I first discovered the book, The Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half, but I think it was from reading someone else’s blog. I’ve learned so much from other bloggers! Anyway, this book really started me on my way learning how to save as much as I can at the grocery store. It’s also where I learned How To Compare Grocery Store Prices. The Coupon Mom started out by just learning how to feed her family for less money and to help families less fortunate. As she learned more and more, she wanted to help others learn how to do the same thing. I’m so glad she did! She teaches you how to shop strategically, how to figure out what kind of shopper you are, how to plan, find bargains, use coupons, shop at various kinds of stores, and how to use your savings and coupons to help others. The book is very easy to read and understand, and even has charts in it to make the information more clear in an organized way. When I read it, it had such good information in it, it was like I was reading a novel and couldn’t put it down!
The Coupon Mom’s Website
Now for those of you that love to use the computer, couponmom.com is going to be a great way for you to learn to coupon. The Coupon Mom says that you can look at her website to find the coupons you need each week, and it will only take 15 minutes or less! Her experts have already found your stores’ deals for you, and the best thing, is it’s free to use the site! It’s regularly updated, so it’s always reflective of the most current deals.
The “Printable Coupon” section gives you access to coupons from major brands, cashback apps, a list of companies that will mail you coupons, and new coupons and deals. You have to download a coupon printer in order to print these, but it’s safe for your computer. Three coupons print on a page, to help you save on ink and paper.
The “Grocery Deals” section helps you match store sales prices with available coupons. It gives you detailed lists of individual retailers’ sales items matched with coupons available in each state. You can choose to look at deals for national stores, and also deals for your state only. This information is given to you in an organized way, in several columns. The first column is the newspaper coupon date and where the coupon can be found – Red Plum, Smart Source, etc. The next column is the item description which gives you the brand name, variety, and size. Next is quantity, which tells you how many you need to purchase for the deal. Next is the sales price, which is the price the item is on sale for. The next 3 columns are newspaper coupon, store coupon and printable coupon. This gives you the dollar amount of the coupon you can use, and if there’s a coupon from one or all three sources available for you to use. Next is register price which is the amount of the sales price minus the coupons. The next column is store rewards and cash back which shows you the price of the store deals and if you get money back for the next time. Next is final price which shows you how much you’ll actually pay per item after all the coupons and sales deductions. The last column is % saved which shows you the difference between the item’s full price and its final price. I like this column the best because I enjoy seeing what percent I save.
The “Drugstore Deals” section shows you the same thing as the grocery deals, but for the drugstores.
The “Grocery Coupons” section gives you access to newspaper coupons from all over the country. You can print coupons for individual items, cashback deals for online or various stores, magazines, healthy items, clothing accessories, just about anything you can think of. It lists the amount you can save, when the coupon expires, and if you can only use it at a specific store or at any store. It also shows a picture of the item, so it’s easy to scan as you scroll. If you don’t want to look through the massive amount of coupons offered, you can just search for your favorite item, and it will tell you if there’s a coupon available for it or not.
The “Coupon Database” section is where you have access to printable coupons, store coupons, coupons available by region, and you can get a preview of upcoming coupons.
The “How-To Videos” section offers videos showing you how to use various sections of the website and topic videos about how to save money. There are also coupon policies listed for various stores.
The “Blog” section gives you access to even more deals and articles.
You can even sign up for The Coupon Mom’s newsletter to have the latest deals emailed to you.
So, as you can see, The Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half book and the couponmom.com website are very valuable resources in helping you save money.
If you have any questions about how to use any of these resources, please let me know. Do any of you already use The Coupon Mom?