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  1. Coupons…. How to get the most out of them.

  2. Why use coupons? • Save $ • Share • Role Model

  3. Keeping It Together: Organizing Your Coupons • Envelopes • Make a category for each envelope • Keep all coupons intact in inserts • Accordian File • Binder

  4. Types of coupons and where to find them • Manufacturer Coupons • Sunday paper • Magazines (All You-Walmart) • Printable (store websites, coupon sites) • Blinkie (red machine in store) • Tearpads (store displays) • Peelies (coupons found on the actual product) • Catalinas (Meijer, Kroger)

  5. Store Coupons • Target website • Meijer MPerks • Extra Care Bucks—CVS • Kroger—(load e-coupons and digital coupons to Kroger card, shortcuts, snail mail coupons, cellfire) • Walgreens—Balance Rewards

  6. Use coupons wisely • Check websites/blogs for current deals • Check website coupon database for current coupons • Connect with others that coupon • Combine coupons with sales (stock up during this time) • Combine store and manufacturer coupons (stacking) • Combine coupons with clearance items. Typically, stores have clearance areas. • Shop where coupons can be doubled. For example, Kroger, Meijer • Know prices, compare unit prices

  7. Use coupons wisely • Read the coupon closely. Does it specify a size or say “any”? How many do you have to buy? • Read the ad closely. Read the fine print. Often other sizes than those listed are included in a sale. • Watch for special promotions (mega deals, buy 10 get 1 free, back to school specials, etc.) • Plan meals based on what is on sale, what you have coupons for and what you have stockpiled. • Know store policies. • Use coupons wisely—Sale price+coupon+promotional deal+rebate=great savings

  8. Use coupons wisely • Get a raincheck if item is out of stock • Get organized before you go shopping, not in the store • Always be on the look out for coupons • Don’t try to do it all in the beginning, start slow, it will come • Never photocopy a coupon

  9. Individual Store Highlights • Kroger • Double manufacturer coupons up to .50 (no limit) • Store coupons do not double • Holds Mega deals • Does not price match • Can load coupons to Kroger Card through Kroger website • Meijer • Doubles a limit of 2 identical manufacturer coupons up to .50 per transaction • Price match general merchandise

  10. More Store Highlights • Target • Face value on coupons • Allows 1 Target and 1 manufacturer coupon per item • Does price match • Gift cards for product purchase deals

  11. Stockpiling • Purchasing items at low, low prices to keep from purchasing at regular prices • May initially spend more $ out of pocket • Watch expiration dates • Cook meals from what you have stockpiled. • www.allrecipes.com • www.supercook.com

  12. Pharmacy Coupons • Kroger takes competitors pharmacy coupons • For example, Walgreens has coupon for a $25 gift card with new prescription, Kroger will take it.

  13. Requires a CVS Card • Face value on coupons • Many items will have Extra Care Buck’s (ECB’s) • Extra Care Bucks will print at bottom of receipt • CVS coupons can be combined with manufacturers coupons • There is a limit of how many items with Extra Care Buck’s you can purchase • Extra Care Buck’s can be used to purchase the same item again and still receive Extra Care Bucks as long as you have not reached the limit of items • You can use coupons, both store and manufacturers, to purchase items qualifying for Extra Care Bucks

  14. Rite-Aid • Need to sign up for Wellness Card • Earn +Up Rewards • Video Values Coupons • Single Check Rebates

  15. Money Saving Strategies • Saving money while eating out • Kidsmealdeal.com • Restaurant.com • Restaurant websites • Sign up for birthday clubs • Entertainment Book • Louisvillebestdeals.com

  16. More Saving Strategies • Saving money while shopping • Sign up for store mailing list (Bed, Bath and Beyond, outlet malls) • Sign up for store email list (Bath and Body Works, Kirklands, Aeropostale, etc.) • Entertainment Book • Always watch to make sure things ring up correctly • www.groupon.com • www.livingsocial.com • www.louisvillefamilyfun.net

  17. Even more ways to save…. • Rebates: • Check store displays for rebates • Often only 1 rebate per household • Online shopping • Always google free shipping and coupon codes

  18. And one more… • Price Adjusting • If you purchase something at Target and it goes on sale within 14 days you can take your receipt to customer service and they will make the adjustment

  19. Helpful Websites • www.afullcup.com • www.couponmom.com • www.weusecoupons.com • www.slickdeals.net • www.kroger.com • www.totallytarget.com

  20. More websites • Printable Coupons • www.coupons.com • www.smartsource.com • www.walgreens.com • www.target.com • www.redplum.com

  21. Thanks for being here! • Contact us at : • Buffie Daubard 502-485-6194 • Krista Campisano 502-485-8592 • Nicole Clark 502-485-7004