By Deanna from Money Saving Frugal Mom
With the new episodes of TLC Extreme Couponing airing weekly the buzz about couponing and saving in general has exploded! Now, we have to remember that the show is airing Extreme saving scenarios. I want to show you some effective ways to coupon and find great deals that are more realistic.
Coupons-Where to find them
Coupon inserts in your newspaper are a great place to start, especially the Sunday paper. You can also try to write, call or email companies who manufacture products you use often and inquire about coupons.
I try to organize my coupons at night after the kids are in bed and I only cut out the coupons I am going to use. Extra coupons are saved in a file folder and either traded or I give them to friends who will use them. Sometimes I will get things for free with coupons and donate it if it is an item I do not use or need.
When I started couponing I used a check sized file folder. Once I really got into couponing I found that the file folder was no longer efficient. I upgraded to a coupon binder and I love it! I purchased a Case It! binder and baseball card plastic binder inserts. My coupons are tidy and easy to access.
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