In the last week (possibly just since the New Year?) I’ve received at least twenty requests for information on how to really get start couponing. So, if you’re one of those folks who’s determined to start your saving big in 2014, this is for you. Here are a few tips (and feel free to ask your questions below!)
- Before clipping a single coupon, first determine your family’s grocery budget. (See more about our our family budgets for groceries over HERE, and you’ll also want to check this out.
- If you’re totally new to couponing, start at the beginning.
- Identify top prices on specific groceries before you go to the grocery store.
- You can make huge changes in your families grocery budget just by choosing to shop differently.
- Many items that you purchase can be frozen to lengthen their shelf life.
- Your grocery shopping experience will be so much more enjoyable when you have a happy cashier.
- Check out all the current deals this week at Target, CVS, Walgreens, Publix, Kroger, Wal-Mart, Amazon and several more stores
- And, if you don’t have a coupon to your name (bless your heart!), you can start by printing a few over at Coupons.com, Red Plum, Coupon Network and Smart Source.
- Baking Supplies, Cooking Soups, Spices, Seasonings – November/December (Holidays)
- Meat, Condiments – Summertime (Grilling Season)
- Produce – Summertime (Stockpile things like green peppers and onions to freeze for winter casseroles, soups, etc.; freeze fruit for winter baking – strawberries, blackberries, bananas, etc.)
- Cream Cheese, Velveeta, Canned Tomatoes, Dried & Canned Beans, Cheese - January, February (Super Bowl and March Madness)
- Packaged Snacks, School Supplies – August (Back to School)
Also be sure to join Passionate Penny Pincher on Facebook to keep up with all the penny pinching deals!