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    Default Single mom getting into couponing

    I am a single mom now... looking to get into couponing. I have used them in the past... done trains and all that jazz, but I have never needed them as much as I do now!! And I have NONE.

    So whats the best and quickest way to get a few coupons built up in my stash?
    Are there any trains or such going on here... or are there any other sites that are good for those?

    I have started making my wish list.

    Any help and/or advice is appreciated.

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    Visit the web sites of any product you want to buy and check for coupons. If you can't find any, email them and ask. You can also telephone the customer service number on their product.

    Buy a newspaper, or two.

    There are a couple respected web sites that will hook you up with downloadable/printable coupons. Use Google to find the top sites. I'm sure someone here will post them before long.
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    Our first of the month Sunday paper always has more than the other weeks. And most are only good for a month! Not sure how your area works.

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    Thanks, both of you!

    I wasn't thinking... I should have grabbed a Sunday paper! Oh well.

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    We have coupons in the sunday paper and also our paper that comes the other 6 days a week, in the friday edition. I check them out and if I see something that I think we can use more of, sometimes I head to ebay and buy some extra. That's how I got stocked up on toilet paper and dog food this spring.

    I need to check my inventory soon, and see what I need to get stocked up before Winter gets here. Basically things I don't like running out of and paying a higer price because I can't catch it on sale when I do need it. I know coffee will be one of these higher priority items for our household.

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    Thanks for all the tips. Keep em coming!

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    There are coupon websites where you can buy only the coupons you need. The coupons usually cost less than $0.10 each. I've found several sites that don't require a minimum purchase. My stores double coupons, and I can find higher value coupons than those that come in the Sunday newspaper, so I save money by buying coupons rather than buying the newspaper.

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    make sure your local stores accept internet coupons..not alot around here do.

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    Good point, Lisa. Thanks.

    I just called the local grocery store, which is where I shop. They said as long as the printed/internet coupon is real they will accept it. Yay!

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    Websites (google the names here to find the site, I -think- internet website addys don't show up on here to help keep out the spam):

    -printables- coupon mom, coupon suzy
    - good places to 'buy' coupons- ebay, coupon clippers
    - good place to check out to see if it's worth buying the paper that Sunday for the coupons inside (good way too to see if you want to buy more than one if there's a lot you can use)- sunday coupon preview

    Also, for personal care items, and sometimes food items, CVS and Rite Aid have good 'reward' programs of various types if you get into them- I have heard Walgreen's too, though i don't have one near me so i don't know personally- but check my 'signature' under this post, I just started tracking my savings this year, they can REALLY add up, if you take the time to plan- I find it's totally worth it for the $ you can save. Good luck, happy couponing!

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    Thank you, khaski!

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    Some groceries have coupons that are loadable onto their rewards card.

    Some people 'dumpster dive' for Sunday inserts from the recycling center. I have heard that you can ask at Starbucks for Sunday inserts. No Starbucks near me, so I can't verify.

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    Also, don't forget about signing up for free samples.

    It may seem like a pain, but once those little boxes of shampoo start coming in the mail, you'll be thrilled!

    My opinion: Only sign up for samples of stuff that you really will use (for me it's shampoo, tampons, cereal, etc.)

    & use a 'junk email' addy - such as a yahoo or hotmail. This way, you aren't bombarded with junk mail in your reg. box.

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    Walmart.com - Free Samples & Tools - In Stores Now

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