I mentioned on Instagram a week or so ago that I started couponing again. Back when I lived in Colorado, I watched a documentary about Super or Extreme Couponing, and really got into the idea. At the time, I lived in Gunnison, and we only had a few stores, but I was still able to score some bargains.
Now that I live in Plano, I have most every store I need within five miles of my home. Since I don’t make very much money, yet, from blogging, I decided couponing would be a better way to stretch it. Remember before you begin, you will want to start off slow, so you don’t get burnt out.
The first thing I did was download the Krazy Coupon Lady (KCL) app. You can get it for both Android and Apple. I really like the KCL website and app. The website is super easy to use, and has almost every coupon currently available. Since I recently updated my iPhone, I’ve been having a few issues using the app, but it worked fine before I got the latest update.
I love how there is a Tips section on the KCL website and app where you can learn from Heather and Joanie how they score on amazing deals, freebies, and moneymakers. Another wonderful part about the KCL website and app is their stores section where you can search deals by store. I like to search this way best, since I’m still learning, and it’s easiest to pick just one or two stores when you first start out couponing. Another thing to think about is the deals listed on the website and app vary by location. I was not able to find several of the deals in our area. Sometimes I found better ones, so it varies.
The KCL ladies are now on YouTube, where you can get an idea of their fun personalities and why I love them. You can also search other couponers out there, and figure out whose method you like best. Below is a list of Suggested Apps, based on what I use personally, but you don’t have to start out with all of these store apps. There are plenty more apps out there to help you save, as well, but these are some of the ones suggested by Heather and Joanie.
1. Krazy Coupon Lady app
2. Checkout51 app: Cash out at $5!
3. Target Cartwheel app
4. SavingStar app: Cash out at $5!
5. MobiSave app: Cash out right away! Use referral code: DBQIPZHE
6. CVS app
7. Walgreen’s app
8. Kroger app
9. Dollar General app
10. Shopkick app: Get giftcards!
11. Rite Aid app
12. Ibotta: Download the Ibotta app and use referral code, 3aykcq to earn $10 when you first sign up. You can cash out at $20, so you’ll already be halfway there when you sign up with this code.
Besides all of these apps, you will also need a Sunday paper, or several copies if you want to score multiple items. Getting the Sunday papers on the weekdays will get you cheaper prices. If you notice in the pictures shown, there are several of the same items in a few of the photos, because I not only had coupons from the paper, but I also printed off coupons at Coupons.com, and through other places suggested on the KCL website and app.
You will need to upload a copy of your receipt to apps like MobiSave, Checkout51, SavingStar, and Ibotta. With one or two of these apps, you will also need to scan the actual barcode of your items you are trying to get money back on. Although my receipt from CVS above came to $27, I received about $9 back in CVS Reward Bucks, and I submitted my receipt for a rebate on my Belvita cookies.
One of the greatest parts about couponing, besides saving money, is donating items. Eventually, the goal of couponing is to have a stash. This way you can shop from your own personal stash, or give to those in need. Some of the coupons I get I don’t use, but if I see an amazing deal or I can get it for free, I don’t mind snabbing it up and donating it. Shopping is one of my forms of therapy.
I hope you enjoyed reading a bit about Super Couponing. I could easily break down my purchases from each of the photos, and detail these bargains. Let me know if this is something you would like to see. You can also read a little more detail about these purchases on my Instagram.