Friday, March 30, 2012

Coupon Sources and Links for How To Save Money on Groceries

Dear friends,

I haven't gotten too organized
with my coupons and sale flyers yet...
I really don't do couponing, but I'm just about to start dabbling!  Y'all have any tips or favorite web sites for me?  Do you use a notebook for yours?  Do you trade with friends?  How do you combine coupons with sales?  Inquiring minds want to know!

You'll see several links related to the Publix grocery store.  I don't normally shop at Publix because the prices are generally higher than Aldi or Super Walmart, where I usually shop.  However, apparently if you are a smart shopper, Publix can yield a lot of bargains!  According to one friend, Esther Wadley, who co-writes the Coupons Make It Free site) Publix can be consistently cheaper than the others if you use coupons and combine deals.  Hmmm.  I guess I'll have to look into that!  I already occasionally stop into a Publix  when I drop my boys off for youth group to grab their great Buy 1 Get 1 offers.   Yesterday, I clipped a newspaper coupon for Mrs. Smith's or Edwards pies, and found a sale flyer ad for 50% off the same pies at Publix and another one for Buy 1 Get 1 Free at Walmart.  Sounds yummy for Easter!

I think it's good advice to only use coupons for something you are really going to use, and only if the discounted price is a bargain compared to either another store or another brand.  You can always pass your unused coupons along to friends.  Or, if you see a really good deal on basic products, stock up and donate them to a food pantry or homeless shelter!

Happy couponing!  And leave me a comment with your tips and web sites!  There are already two very informative comments from my friend Mandy Reel, an avid couponer, so even if you don't have a comment to add, be sure to click the comment button below to see them.


Couponing Information Sites
Grocery Store Chain Coupons

On-Line Printable Coupons
More of My Articles on Saving Money on Food

Since couponing is only one strategy for pinching pennies, check out my article Saving Money on Groceries.  More recent posts in my food series include...

Other Articles on Saving Money on Food

Other links from that might help you save money on groceries:

I hope this helps someone save money!

Virginia Knowles


  1. Hi there, (this is Mandy Reel by the way) :)
    I LOVE coupons. Over the past 4 years, we've saved SO much money using them! It's addicting!! :):)
    I actually only do my grocery shopping at Publix (and supplement with Aldi)and save SO much more than I could at Walmart on brand name products, using Publix's sales, B1G1 deals along with manufacturer coupons, competitor coupons and store coupons. I typically save about 50-75% at Publix. I also do all of my shopping for Toiltries, diapers, etc. at CVS and Walgreens because with there ECB and RR's programs and using MF and store and competitor coupons. I typically save about 75-90% off at these stores. It takes a few tries and a bit time to figure out the stores policies and all, but once you do, you'll love it! :) Oh and I LVOE Target's gift card deals when they run them, it's a great way to save money when you roll the deals and use store and MF coupons together - it's so much fun! Some of my favorite web-sites are (I use her site for Publix, Target, CVS, Walgreens deals), (I use her site for random deals and other money saving tips) and (I use her1 site for Target deals - her site is AMAZING, she has an entire tutorial on how to shop at Target and when they mark all their items and departments on clearance, she's great!)
    Have fun! Hope you enjoy dabbling more and more into coupons! :)

  2. Okay, so my last comment - it's Mandy again! :) My favorite type of deal is to use 2 manufacture's coupons on B1G1 items at Publix - you can get items for under a $1.00 to free doing this! For instance, last week, Lance crackers were on sale B1G1 for $3.29 (making each box $1.64) - a good deal on it's own. But there were $1.00 off 1 MF printable coupons so I printed 4 (we have 2 computers and you can typically print 2 printable coupons per computer - another great tip! ;)So, I bought 4 boxes, making my total $6.58, used all 4 coupons - 1 per box, bringing my total down to $2.58 for all 4 boxes or $0.65 per box; a great savings when you think about them normally being priced @ $3.29 per box!!

    A few other tips:
    1). Buy multiple Sunday newspapers and save the coupons inserts whole and file them by date, rather then clipping them ahead of time

    2). Always try to print 2 of any printable/internet coupons (and remember you can print 2 from any computer, like if you have a lap-top or a desk-top)

    3). Grab multiples of any store coupons you see in the stores

    4). Find out what your Publix store considers to be competitor's so you can use those coupons along with other coupons.

    5). Remember you can use 1 coupon per item as long as the coupon states that (i.e. $1.00 off
    1, on B1G1 deal)

    6). I do most of my shopping at Publix at night, leaving my kiddos home with Dad and/or in bed, the cashiers at night seem to be more helpful with the coupons, plus there's less shoppers at night and not so many customers to annoy while they're waiting in line behind me with all of my coupons! :)


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