Save Money with Not So Extreme Couponing

If your kids eat four times their own body weight each day, you know how tight your weekly grocery budget can get.

Why not save a little money with coupons? No need for extremes here, just some simple savings.

You can find grocery and food product coupons in:

  • Inserts in your local Sunday paper
  • Online coupon sites like that offer free, printable coupons for grocery items
  • Coupon books from your favorite grocer, like Whole Foods.

Other savings sites offer coupons and discount codes for general merchandise like clothing, electronics, toys and more:

  • – a one-stop source for printable coupons and coupon codes. Coupon codes may be online for participating retailers. Coupons and codes change daily, so be sure to check in often.
  • – a hotbed of deals and coupon codes for products and merchandise, like clothing, gadgets and more. You can also search for coupons by store brand, like Kohl’s and Sears.

Mom and super-saver, Kimberly Danger from MommySavers has these tips for saving money with coupons:

  • Be sure the coupons you clip are actually a good deal. If off-brand products are still cheaper than name brand with a coupon, consider purchasing the off-brand.
  • Combine coupons with two-for-one offers or other store deals. For instance, if your store has cereal on sale for two boxes for one price, and you also have a coupon for that brand of cereal, use it. You’ll end up saving more this way.
  • Find stores that will double your coupons. Call ahead and ask if your store allows doubling up. Not all do.
  • Clip coupons ahead of time. Then keep them organized so you remember to actually use them.

We love these cute coupon organizers:

What are your favorite ways to save with coupons?

Heather Allard

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4 Responses to “Save Money with Not So Extreme Couponing”

  1. Mary Witt says:

    SouthernSavers on facebook is great. This week, for instance, they had a link to get Rachel Ray magazine for $4.99/year! The code is EVERYDAY — perhaps it will still work.

    She also goes through the weekly Publix, Kroger, Harris Teeter, etc ads and provides info or links to coupons that match the items that are on sale. At Publix and Kroger, if something is Buy 1, get 1 free, the computer sees each as being half price and you can use a coupon for both items.

    She also provides a weekly roundup of specials at department and specialty shops like American Eagle, Bath and Body Works, Old Navy, and so on.

    • Will definitely check it out! I used to live in Atlanta and LOVED Publix, especially the “thunder and lightning” in the produce section when they mist the vegetables. Lol. I loved Arden’s Garden juices, too! Thanks for sharing this info!! Much appreciated!

  2. Gina says:

    The other thing I do besides coupons for major grocery savings is stocking up when prices are low. With chicken breasts, for example, instead of paying regular price of $5/lb most weeks, I buy 10-20 lbs when they’re on sale for $1.79-1.99/lb. I package them up in meal sizes for my family of 5 and freeze them. I never pay the “regular” price! I do this with meats, dairy, canned and boxed goods (like cereal).

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