If you’re new to couponing but want to get in on all the good savings this is a fantastic read for you. Couponing can seem very overwhelming at first, especially how extreme people can get, but by taking it in small little steps, you’ll be saving in no time without much effort. Pretty soon you’ll be clipping and saving with the best of them. But first, here are a few tips and tricks to get you started on your journey to saving big.


Where to Look

If you don’t know where to start with your couponing adventures, just brainstorm a list of stores that you enjoy shopping at or stores that you frequent often. The easiest way is to look on their website or look for coupons that are available when you shop in store. You’ll be surprised how fast you can find a coupon on a store’s website without too much effort. There’s usually a whole section for deals and steals in the menu bar. Another great way to find coupons is to sign up for email lists. These usually pop up when you logon to a store’s website. They are eager to get your email to send you promotions and deals and what’s easier than having something sent directly to you?


The Fine Print

Once you gather your coupons, take a minute to look at the fine print underneath. This will outline all the terms and conditions so make sure you are familiar with them. There are many coupons that you can stack and use multiples of in one transaction, so if it doesn’t say anything about these limitations go ahead and use them altogether. You’ll be saving even bigger if you stack your coupons.


Loyalty Programs

When you sign up with your email address or other ways of communication in stores or on websites, you’ll be immediately notified of deals and steals going on. A lot of these places have loyalty programs or rewards programs. By shopping with them you’ll be adding up points or other ways to save which you can redeem for free items or other fun stuff.


Scoring Big Overtime

Sure, you can sign up with your personal email address for discounts, but go ahead and make a few other email accounts to keep saving purchase after purchase. Sometimes they don’t even have to be real email addresses, you’ll receive the coupon right after inputting any email address. This is an easy way to keep the savings going without much effort.


Getting into couponing can be a fun way to save bag and shop at the same time. You’ll surprise yourself on how much you can save by just doing a few simple things. Once you get the hang of these beginner’s tricks, you can take it to the next level and move on to extreme couponing.

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