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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

Going Nuts? I can help you understand coupon terms and abbreviations

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Couponer

If you have a couponer to buy for, I’m going to give you the inside scoop!  Not only is it about making life easier for your couponer, but tools that you need once you find the great deals at the store.

How cash back works:
Always check Ebates for cash back deals before you do any online shopping. To get your cash back, Sign up for Ebates, click on the link I provided below, and search for the item on the website the link takes you to. After you make your purchase and use all of your coupon codes like usual, and the percentage of cash back will show up in your Ebates account. They will mail you a check after Christmas at the end of the year. It’s that easy!

Great Gifts for a Couponer

Top 10 gifts for the couponer.

Brother HL-2240 Laser Printer

At the top of every couponer’s list should be a good printer.  My favorite printer for coupons has always been the Brother HL-2240.  It’s a laser printer that prints in black and white (which is all you need) and you rarely need to buy new ink.  We see some really awesome deals on these throughout the year too.  Be on the lookout for a deal on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, or go ahead and buy now from Staples.

Top 10 gifts for the couponer!

Iris File Box, w/ Organizer Top

In my opinion, the most efficient method for storing your coupons is the accordion file method.  You store your whole coupon inserts in an accordion file or a file box.  Now you have all the coupons and are ready for the deal, but only spend the time cutting the coupons you need.

FoodSaver

One of my favorite tools for saving money is my FoodSaver vacuum sealer.  Sure, you got a great deal on some meat, but what good is it when it goes bad before you get a chance to use it because it wasn’t stored properly?  I use my FoodSaver every time our family grabs the Zaycon food deal.

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Crock-Pot Cook & Carry Slow Cooker

Another way for a couponer to save money is cooking with a crock pot.  Plus, crock pots save you a lot of time and stress.

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Sam’s Club Membership

Some couponers are dead-set on shopping at Sam’s Club.  While you can get most deals cheaper at regular grocery stores, you can find some pretty good deals on meat and produce.  This could be a great gift if you know someone who’s been itching for a Sam’s Club membership.

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Plano 4-Shelf Solid Shelving Unit

By no means do I want you to buy a shelving unit so you can clear shelves and start your own grocery store in your home.  However, some folks simply don’t have the storage to stock up for 6 week sale cycles.  That’s where a shelving unit comes in handy.  Whether it goes in your pantry or in the garage, it can help any couponer get to the next sale cycle.

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Entertainment Book

Entertainment.com has books filled with coupons to help you save money on more than just groceries.  These are a great gift idea for someone looking to save money.  You’ll find coupons for restaurants, local attractions, hotels, travel, groceries and more all for your area.

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3M Gift Wrap Cutter

The last thing a couponer wants is to take tons of time cutting coupons.  This gift wrap cutter helps you zip through pages.  It may seem a little silly to use a gift wrap cutter for your coupons, but it can be a life saver.

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8.8 cu. ft. Chest Freezer

Just like with the FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer, couponing doesn’t do much good if it goes bad before you use it!  When you get a deal on meat, you may need some extra space to store it.  That’s where the freezer comes in.

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Rolling Underbed Storage with Chalk Board

Even when you’re only stocking up for a 6 week sale cycle, you may need extra storage.  I know that some folks have a non-existent pantry and they need to get creative.  You can always buy some storage containers for under your bed.  I like this one because it’s on wheels (easy access) and you can label it with what’s in the box and easily change the label when you rotate what’s in it.

cansolidator pantry

Sometimes you can’t find cash back for everything on your list.  Another great tool at the top of my list for couponers is a Shelf Reliance Cansolidator.  You can even stack multiple systems on top of each other if you’re very short on pantry space.

This post is sponsored by Ebates, but all opinions are 100% my own.

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    • Tambry

      I have that laser printer and love it. It will be on sale at Staples on Black Friday for $50.

      • SmoochTheCook

        I bought the Samsung laser printer and it’s TERRIFIC! So far, I’ve not been able to figure out how to pair it with my iphone to print from the iphone, but I’m still working on it. I’m nothing if not persistent/stubborn… :D

    • Andrea Jo

      I want the can holders!

      • SmoochTheCook

        My dad is building this one for me to put in the garage for my canned food. It’s my Christmas gift!!!

    • William

      noticed the printer is monochrome or black and white is that an issue with coupons as most have color in them does anyone give you problems with black and white printed coupons?

      • Rebecca

        I print and use black and white coupons all the time. Very rarely do I have problems!

      • Rebecca

        I print and use black and white coupons all the time. Very rarely do I have problems!

    • Terry

      I thought Entertainment Books went bankrupt. Are they coming back?