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Congratulations! You are ready for the next level. You do not have to be an extreme couponer to get excited about saving money. For example, today I purchased Nivea Touch of Happiness Body Wash (16.9oz) for $1, regular $6/bottle. How? The RedPlum (7/31RP) coupon insert in today’s paper sported a $2 off coupon and Publix has the item on sale for 2/$6. I had 2 coupons, purchased 2 and got both for $2 which translates to $1 each.  What a deal!

Now to my point. QUIT clipping all those coupons every week that you don’t use! Let me show you how to be more organized and save time in the process. My secret is CouponMom.com. This site is the basis for all of my grocery and dugstore shopping trips.

Let’s jump right in:

After you have completed your registration, login and follow along below.

Go straight to the “Grocery Deals by State”  tab (top left arrow), then click the Grocery Store drop down (red arrow to the right).

                        

Once you have clicked the drop down you will see the full list of drug store chains at the top and scrolling through you will see the grocery stores by state. Choose your state/store.

As shown above, you now have the chosen grocery store displaying most products on sale for the current week line-by-line. If a coupon exist for the sale item,  the coupon’s location will be listed in the first column. Your coupons should be organized by month then by week for easy access.

Next, I always sort my list  by % saved and scroll down from there. I like to know which items are cheapest first; however, the list can be sorted by categories where up and down arrows are present.

The list allows you to check mark all items you want to purchase. Once your selections have been made, click the “Display Selected” button at the bottom (not shown).

Above, you see that a display of your shopping list has been populated. Print it and clip only those coupons listed. Paperclip your coupons to your list and you are off to the store.

What you should know: In couponing, there are several codes you should  become familiar with (i.e. RP-RedPlum insert). CouponMom has a list  on the site to get you started.

That’s it. This is my weekly routine for grocery store and drug store shopping.

I will provide you with a list of my favorite coupon bloggers in my next and final post in the “Couponing in the Fast Lane Series”.  In addition to CouponMom.com, they will offer insight to late-breaking deals as they hit the web. Stay tuned!

By-the-way, should you find a deal out there, be sure to contact me or comment on this post. We would love to hear about it.

HAPPY SHOPPING!!!!!

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