I’d like to thank you for attending my recent coupon class. That class is designed to be an intro class that helps you get excited about saving your family money. Couponing is a whole new world for a lot of people, and I don’t want to overwhelm anyone. If you feel overwhelmed, you’re less likely to keep at it.
So, here’s some more information about the things I touched on in the class.
Coupons are available from a variety of sources. Newspaper inserts are the most common, followed by internet, in-store, and home mailers.
Here are some of my favorite internet sites to print coupons. By printing your coupons through my links, you are supporting this site at no cost to you.
Other sites reward you for actions. These can be as simple as entering a code from a product to answering quick survey questions.
Liking companies on Facebook is often a good way to find out about their coupons and promotions. A few of the companies that are really good about this include Imperial Sugar, Challenge Butter, and Safeway. In addition, writing companies to tell them what you liked and didn’t like about their product is also a great way to get coupons.
In the Houston area, we have a ton of grocery stores. I don’t always have time to cover all of them on my blog, but here are the ones that I am trying to get covered every week. You can also find their coupon policies on each page.
If you don’t see the current week’s deals listed, check back. Not everything goes to Facebook, and not everyone can see everything on Facebook due to their settings and controls.
Cash Back Apps are a GREAT way to earn money when grocery shopping. Here are my favorites.
- Ibotta – You can also see my post about making Ibotta really work for you here.
- Checkout 51
- Shopmium – Use code KEACAUYP to get a FREE Lindt Chocolate Bar
Sales run in cycles. If it’s on sale now, it will probably be on sale again within 6 – 12 weeks. So unless something is a super hot deal, you only need to buy enough to last until the next sale, unless it’s a seasonal item. Here are some seasonal items that will often hit their lowest price point once or twice a year.
Cold and Flu medicines
Junk food for Superbowl Sunday
Candy for Valentine’s Day
Sometimes junk food if Superbowl is later.
Frozen Food Month – Randalls usually does an event.
Easter and Passover foods – ham, eggs, Kosher food, candy, baking items.
Earth Day – organics, vitamins, reusable bags
Grilling supplies – Bbq pits, condiments, meats, cheese
Cinco De Mayo – (Not as much here, but look for deals at Randalls and Kroger)
Grilling supplies – continued
Stock up for Hurricane Season sometimes. Randalls Hurricane kit has coupons for items we tend to use…
4th of July themed picnic stuff
National Ice Cream Month
Beginnings of Back to School
Back to School – school supplies, lunchbox snacks, cereal, etc
More Back to School
Candy for Halloween
Thanksgiving – turkey, sweet potatoes, baking supplies
Christmas – turkey, ham, wrapping paper, party food