Saving Tips from an "Extreme Couponing" Pro
If you've just started clipping coupons and are already lost in the myriad of deals and rules and mysterious abbreviations, Judy Pezza from TLC's Extreme Couponing can help you begin saving like a pro!
• Find local deals. "Go online and do a search for "Coupon Blog" and add where you live. You'll find the top five sites, check out a few and pick one you like and use that one like it's a dictionary. It will tell you things like, if you go to this store there will be these deals, and match up the coupons from your inserts."
• Decipher the abbreviations. "It's really simple, they're just acronyms they put out there to make it faster for the bloggers to say, go uses this:"
RP = Redplum. "That is a circular you'll get in your Sunday paper, and you can also go to their website, Redplum.com, and print coupons out from there."
SS = Smartsource. "That is another insert you'll get in your paper and you can use Smartsource.com as well.
GC = Gift Card. "It might say if you get this deal like, buy two of this specific makeup or whatever the product is, you'll get back a $5 store gift card that you can use on your next purchase."
MQ = Manufacturer's Coupon. "What I love about this now with social media and Facebook is that if you do a search for a manufacturer on Facebook and Like their page, if they don't have a special that day it'll be another day and you'll get a message saying there is a special deal today or you can print out their coupon because they want you to get their product."
CAT = Catalina. "These coupons specifically print out at the register once you pay. It could be money off another purchase."
• Get free money! "Say you have a 75-cent coupon for a three-bar pack of soap, but the soap this week is only a dollar. Now if your store doubles coupons, you're saving $1.50 on a product on sale for a dollar, so that gives you fifty cents extra. If you buy 10 of that product, that gives you $5. But they may not necessarily give you that money, but you can use that money towards other items in the store."
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