Click here to get a coupon for $15 off when you spend $75 at Dress Barn! Expires 5/31/10.
Head over to Honest Tea’s website and enter your name and email address. You can print a $.50 coupon off any Honest Tea or Ade, $.75 off a 64 oz bottle or $.75 off Honest Kids pouches.
Gymboree has a coupon available for 30% off in-store and online purchases through May 16, 2010. Click here to print your coupon and start shopping! If you want to shop on-line, just use the code REWARDSCOF at check out.
I don’t see anything that says it can not be used on clearance!
Thanks Money Saving Mom!
Who doesn’t like it when shoes go on sale? Use this coupon to get $5 off of $25 at Payless Shoe Source. Coupon expires 5/31/10.
People ask me all the time what the best way is to organize coupons. The answer is “whatever way works for you.” Depending on how many coupons you plan on keeping and how you shop, one method may work better for you than another.
Most people start with some kind of small envelope with dividers. Some people just grab some actual envelopes and label them, while others get a small accordion like file and divide them up that way. This is a great way to start so you can see if you like that sense of organization. Here is a great example on Amazon: Coupon Organizer and Holder – Clear -13 Pockets. Like I said before, these are pretty easy to find at a local Target or Wal-Mart.
I personally started with a recipe box and some index cards (I actually still use this method). I don’t recommend this if you are planning on carrying your coupons in a purse (unless you have a big purse). I just keep my box in the car and set it in the cart with me at the grocery store. Amazon has a cute green one A&W Products Card File Box, Assorted Colors (38101), mine is plain brown.
If you outgrow the box or the envelopes, you may graduate to something as large as a photo album or a three ring binder. You can use special pages with slits designed purely for coupons or you can grab some baseball card dividers. I grabbed a picture of a great one on-line and you can see it to your left.
Whatever method you decide to use, just make sure you use what is best for you. Whether you take baby steps or jump in feet first, couponing is a great way to save money!
Family Christian Stores has released a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase, including sale items. Expires 5/23/10. If you know someone who is graduating, this could give you a discount on a great gift!
I got two e-mails this week asking about Internet Coupons and local grocery stores. Each store’s coupon policy varies a bit. Though I cover each of these extensively in coupon class, I wanted to kind of jot down some notes for you!
But before I do that post, I want to take a second and talk about couponing ethics, focusing on the area of internet coupons. You wouldn’t think ethics would be a hot issue in couponing, but it’s a serious problem. And these troublemakers create problems for those of us who love responsible couponing! Stores lose money because of these people! And that makes them become very particular about accepting internet coupons!
So what exactly are these people doing to create all these problems!
1. Photocopying coupons– The generous companies that provide us with coupons generally have a specific number of printable coupons set aside. By photocopying a coupon you have printed off the internet, you are creating a fradulent coupon. It is not issued directly by the company, they don’t know it exists and the store allowing you to use the coupon will not get reimbursed for the coupons. Do NOT photocopy coupons!
2. Counterfeit Coupons– In an age of amazing technology, people are creating false coupons. If it looks suspicious do some googling and find out if it is available somewhere else (most often these fradulent coupons will be PDF files- though lots of Rite Aid coupons are pdf and I have never seen a fradulent one). Make sure to look for things like an expiration date (lots of fake coupons don’t have them at all) and that all the spelling and abbreviations are correct. Also, make sure you only take coupons from reputable sites (like this one). For those of us passionate about coupons and blogging, we do the best we can to ensure that something is legitimate.
3. Self Check Out Scans– As a couponer, I don’t usually use the self-check out lane in my local grocery store. I just feel more secure having a cashier do everything to make sure it is on the up and up. What some coupon scammers do is scan a coupon with their purchases and then put the coupon back in their pocket to be used again. This messes us the store that honors that coupon, and they lose money! So if you see someone watching you closely in the self-check out line, don’t worry- they are just doing their job!
These are just some basic points about Internet Coupon Ethics! So, as you prepare to use Internet coupons in your local store, be considerate of the companies who provide the coupons and the stores that allow you to use them! Don’t be one of the few who spoils it for everyone else!