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Couponing Basics: Getting Started

The effective use of coupons opens up a whole new world for savvy consumers. When you consider how much money can be saved on just about any product by redeeming coupons and employing smart shopping strategies it becomes clear very quickly that it’s a worthy endeavor. The biggest challenge comes in understanding how the wide range of coupons function. Once you have the basics down, however, it gets much easier. Here is a rundown of all the couponing fundamentals from which you can build.

Shopping Online and Using Promo Codes

As with so many things, the internet has forever changed the way people coupon. Long gone are the days when the only way you could save a few bucks was by clipping printed manufacturer coupons out of the newspaper. While that remains an integral part of couponing, the advent of promo codes have expanded the couponing game to a place few would have thought possible just a few years ago. Learn how to leverage and maximize the incredible power of online couponing by reading the following tips.

How to Save with Mobile Couponing Apps

An even more recent phenomenon than online coupons is the explosion of mobile coupons. With more and more people joining the smartphone movement every day, retailers have put a huge emphasis on attracting them with special discounts and offers. The beauty of mobile coupons is that they can often be used for in-store purchases or online purchases. That type of versatility has never existed before. Get the scoop on everything you need to know about mobile couponing by reading below.

Want to Become an Extreme Couponer?

The immense popularity of the TLC reality show “Extreme Couponing” several years ago brought this previously niche demographic into the mainstream. While the show was somewhat misleading and overly dramatic, there is a very strong extreme couponing movement that continues to this day. Extreme couponing certainly ins’t for everybody, but if you are determined to save every possible cent when you go shopping, then it’s probably worth it for you to give it a try at the very least. Check it out:

Coupon Stacking Strategies

Any advanced couponer is a master of stacking coupons. The idea behind stacking is actually quite simple, but successfully executing stacking techniques is not nearly as easy. Stacking is essentially the act of combining multiple types of coupons with sales, rebates, gift cards and deal vouchers to get the best possible price on an item. Ideally, the product winds up being free in the end. To find out everything you need to know about stacking, take a look at the ensuing articles.

Using Social Media to Find Coupons

Couponing for Occasions, Holidays & Events

An often overlooked aspect of couponing is that you can use it to get great deals for a variety of occasions. It makes upcoming expenses such as back to school seem a whole lot more palatable when you realize how much you can save by redeeming coupons. The subsequent resource articles cover several types of situations where you can breathe a lot easier by shopping with coupons.

Other Great Couponing Resources

There are tons of great sites and blogs that do a fantastic job providing content about coupons. No matter how hard we try, we can’t have every couponing angle covered, especially considering the local subtleties of each market. We’ve listed a few of our favorite coupon bloggers below that have also been nice enough to take the time and participate in a Q&A Interview Series with us. Enjoy …

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