Thank you for all your helpful tips. Will have to figure out how to do the Safeway thing. Don't quite understand how that works but I'll sure figure it out!
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I have been a memeber of savingsangel.com for 5 years now and love it. I don't know how to shop any other way. You can choose the store you want to shop at. i think they now have 60+ stores. and you just click the items you want to add to your list. THen you can just print your list and clip or print your coupons that you need. Yes you do have to pay, but it has saved me SO MUCH that it is worth it to me to pay for this service. If you refer people you can get money back. I have read that some people have so many referals they end up getting checks each month. Extreme couponing I also had read that it ended up being a scam. But there have been times where I can get things for way under $1 and a few things I can get free.
I sometimes check out hip2Save, or moneysavingmadness, & She saved. on Facebook.
You've gotten a lot of good suggestions thus far, but I would have to caution you that if you're watching that Extreme Couponing show and expecting your results to be the same, you are more than likely to be hugely disappointed. It's been proven that many of those shopping trips were put on just for the camera and the store allowed the shoppers to do things that normal every day folks would not be allowed to do. Several have been caught cheating or REALLY skirting the boundary between ok and not ok.
That said, they do give some good tips, but it's gotten way too showy and predictable for me. Check out the web sites the others have mentioned. Couponmom.com has a downloadable booklet that outlines how she does what she does....I learned a LOT from that. Keep in mind that your results will vary depending on the stores near you and their coupon policies and that there is a huge learning curve.
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If there is one nearby, Harris Teeter rocks! Their regular prices are steep, I never buy anything unless it's on sale. I get great steals on meats -- if they are several days out from expiring, they put a huge markdown on a yellow tag. A lot of times it's on a buy one get one product (at HT, they cut the price in half instead of buying two of something). Yesterday, I bought Oscar Meyer bacon (buy one get one, one cost about 3.25) and it had a $5 yellow sticky. I paired two of these up with a $1 off 2 manufacturers coupon and made money to count toward the money owed toward other products. I actually walked out of there with 3 bags of groceries for free. That's right, F-R-E-E. Otherwise, they also have what's called "super doubles" where they will double coupons up to $2! Usually they double up to .99. They also have what's called a ZVR where an account links to your club card and they have bonus savings. So if you have 2 Campbell soups for $3, then you have $1 off 2 products and a .75 ZVR, you pay 1.25. Considering the pre-sale price would be 2.49, paying .63 is fantastic!!! If it's super doubles week, it would be $3 - $2 from the coupon - .75 zvr = .25 for TWO CAMPBELLS SOUP CANS! And these are the big ones of the Campbell's Naturals.
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coupons.com. And, couponmom.com will list what's on sale at each store, and if there's a coupon available, that way you can get the best deal.
Also if you have a Safeway store card, they have electronic coupons that you can load directly to your card. I've found the electronic ones are a lot better than the ones you get off the internet... at Safeway at least they do coupons for stuff like fresh meat and veggies, and also for their store brands. Be aware that the electronic ones do not double though.
Also, Target does printable store coupons. If you can get a manufacturer's coupon from another site, Target will allow you to "stack" them with their coupon. So they might have say, 50 cents off yogurt, and if you have a manufacturer's coupon for 75 cents off, they will take the entire 1.25 off. But, they do not double.
Also, check any store you decide to go to's coupon policy. Many stores do not double at all.
My husband and I are coming to the U.S. on Friday and before we do, I'd like a chance to get some coupons to try the Extreme Couponing gig . What's the best site for stores like Safeway, Star Market and just coupons in general? Please, please, please put my nose in the right direction! I've been on several sites but they all have come up sort of short. I've got to print some off tomorrow after work as we're up at 4:30 to get to the airport :-O. For sake of time, if you could recommend some really good sites, I'd appreciate it greatly! Thanks.
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