After watching the show Extreme Couponing and being a poor college kid I decided to try my hand at couponing. On campus we receive the newspaper for free and I discovered some coupon sites online to get coupons from. I also read several blogs on understanding the coupon lingo and I will include a couple of the blogs that really helped below. I mainly couponed for beauty type items that are normally fairly expensive and I hate to spend so much money on. Just to give you an idea of my experience I will include some of my deals.
(PS newspapers usually only have coupons in the Sunday paper)
Helpful Coupon blogs
The Krazy Coupon Lady
Deal Seeking Mom
Stuff I have done
$1.02 a piece Almay Lip-gloss
At Walgreens I paired a
$2/1 manufacture coupon Almay makeup
on top of a
$5/2 Almay makeup coupon in store
= $2.04 all together.
Two Garnier Fructis Shampoos $1.00 + tax
2 Coupons (one for each bottle) $2/ 1 Garnier Fructis hair care
Kroger had on sale 2/$5
= $0.50 apiece
These are just two examples of couponing I have done and I always try to do shampoo coupons because I have a lot of hair. The other biggest thing I have learned is to read the terms on the coupon because what is pictured on the coupon is not always what all you can use it on.
Hope this has inspired or helped you, let me know some of your experiences.