Welcome to my site it’s never too late to start clipping coupons. I myself just started in Oct. of 2011 I already have a small stockpile started. Follow these steps to start saving money right away.
Supplies Needed For A Coupon Binder:
- A large three ring binder – I strongly suggest that you get a binder that zippers or Velcro’s closed, and get the largest binder you can afford. 3 inches or larger is best.
- Plastic organizing sheets – Most people use baseball card holder sheets to start off with, you can add in other sizes of sheets such as those for photos, currency, etc. for larger coupons, however these are not needed, I personally just use baseball card pages and no other sizes.
- Dividers – You can either use divider pages or self-stick tabs which can be found at any office supply store or big box retailer.
- Policies Make sure you have a copy of the store policies in your binder.
Those are the basics; some people like to add in a pencil pouch to hold scissors, calculator, a pen, and anything else they may need. If you binder does not have a pouch or pockets to hold these things in you may wish to add one.
Next thing you will need will be Coupons!! I get most of my coupons from the Sunday paper I generally buy two papers I will buy more if there is going to be good coupons that week. Printable coupons I do use some printable coupons although this takes up a lot of ink if it’s a great deal I print. You can also order coupons from websites like
I have used both of these site if I find money maker coupons or If I find a great deal with a coupon.
This is the key to finding all the great deals. I always look ahead to the upcoming weeks and see what deals I can find with the coupons I have If I don’t have the coupons I need for the great sale I order them ahead of time. I”m not going to lie this takes lots of time. I feel like I have a second job but it is so worth it. I have a good friend that started the same time as me and she feels like it’s a form of therapy. It feels great to pay little or nothing when you get up to the checkout!!!!
Please pay close attention to what the coupon says make sure you have the correct product for the coupon. Coupon fraud is a big problem now there are lot of people trying to defraud the companies.
Never photo copy a coupon this is illegal and you can be arrested for doing so. Here is a great consumer website with all the coupon laws.
Coupon Lingo I know sometime you see these abbreviations and get confused hopefully this will help
BLINKIES = In Store Smart Source Coupons
BOGO/B1G1 = Buy One Get One
CATALINA = Coupon printed at register after purchased
DND = Do not Double (Some coupons have this lang)
DOUBLE COUPON = Coupon that grocery store doubles in value
EB/ECB = ExtraCare Bucks (CVS)
GM = General Mills (Newspaper insert)
K = Kellogg’s (Newspaper Insert)
MIR = Mail in Rebate
OOP = Out of Pocket
P&G = Proctor & Gamble (Newspaper Insert)
Peelie = Coupon you peel off package