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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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Clipping Services

 

Clipping Services

If you have been following the deals for any amount of time now, I know you have had moments where you wished you had more of just one particular coupon. For me that moment is every time the coupon makes something that we use a lot FREE.

Here are a few tips to help you use a clipping service wisely.

  1. Plan your order in advance in your mind or on paper. You see the coupons that come out weekly keep track of ones that you really love and jot them down on a “shopping list”. Also check out what the deals are for the weeks ahead. This is something that I will start adding to Southern Savers to help you. If you can get everyday coupons along with coupons that will make products free in the coming month at Rite Aid, Walgreens and CVS you will maximize the amount saved in one order.
  2. When you go onto a site, look only at coupons that will double or are higher value. Seems like an easy thing but you will be caught up in all the savings possibilities. Remember a .50 cent coupon is much more valuable than a .65 cent coupon.
  3. Automatically sort the list on the page by expiration date. Unless you know that you are using the coupon for a sale that week only order coupons that will be good for a while to give you a longer chance of using them.
  4. Go in with a friend. i know it’s easier said than done, but set a date that you are going to order by and give a few people a chance to see if they want anything before submitting it. On coupons that require you order 5 it will help if all 5 can get used.
  5. Realize that every week there will always be more coupons coming out that you want. It’s a fact of life, I don’t recommend ordering every week though. The coupons will still be there, these websites have thousands of each coupon. You best bet is every 3 weeks (or longer), the coupons will still have a good life left in them until they expire and you will have a few weeks to see what you need.

If the coupons cost money doesn’t that hurt your savings?
Maybe depending on the coupon you get, but if you bought 20 coupons and a few of them helped you have an overage on a sale item you just paid for your coupons. Also if the coupon will help you get an item for .40 cents that is normally $2.50 then paying the .08 cents isn’t that bad. It really depends on you though.

What sites are out there that do this?
There are a lot! There are three that I will quickly review…

Coupons and Things by Dede – She mostly sells coupons by the entire insert. It technically comes out cheaper per coupon however there are not many weeks that I like all the coupons in an insert that much. You also have to register (free) to be able to see prices. This is a good option if you are dedicated enough to get a few inserts cut the coupons you want and sell the rest on ebay…

The Coupon Master – A lot like the next service but the website is not as easy to search. Their prices are slightly higher than others as well. The do have a lower minimum quantity of 3 for each coupon. There is a .50 cent handling fee and you pay shipping.

The Coupon Clippers – I have already mentioned before that this is my preferred service. I have ordered from them in the past and got everything in time to use it for that weeks sales. Their site is easy to search and divided by “grocery aisle”. Their coupon minimum is generally 5 of each coupon, however some you can get just 1 of. They also charge a .50 cent handling fee and you pay for shipping.

Don’t forget to check our other columns on Extreme Couponing tips.

    • Beth

      I’ve wanted to try this for awhile so I appreciate you breaking it down. I hope I win!

    • April

      Hi! Love your tips! Thanks!!

    • Heather

      Thanks for the links! Please enter me in the drawing, I’ve only bought coupons off of ebay but these sites look like they might be cheaper. I’d love to try!

    • Laura

      Ooo, this sounds fun! It combines two things I love–coupons and shopping!
      Thanks,
      Laura
      Laurasu82@yahoo.com

    • Thanks for the coupon links. Goodluck to everyone woohoo!

    • I’ve been wondering how the services work!! Thanks.

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    • i love this list of tips, and what a great giveaway!

    • Patty

      I am new at all this so I really need some coupons!!!

    • Rebekah

      Just found this website and love it! Thanks!

    • Pam

      I just started using Coupon Clippers and am really loving their site. Thanks so much.

    • Thanks for doing the giveaway!

      ginava3 (at) yahoo.com

    • Great tips. I am new to couponing, but it is a fun challenge! :)

    • Sherry Semlow

      Thanks for the comparison on the various coupon clipping services.

    • What a great giveaway. Thank you!

    • What a great opportunity to try out Coupon Clippers. I have heard good things about this service and getting to try it for free would wonderful!

      Thanks!
      Jamie
      couponsarefun(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Mrs. Schmid

      What a great site! And a fun giveaway! Thanks!

      mrs.schmid@gmail.com

    • Amy

      I’m new to the frugal (well, not totally new but being a SERIOUS frugal mom) so this is exciting to try something new!

    • Meg Eddins

      Thanks for the tips!

    • Love Coupon Clippers! Thanks!

    • keri steele

      I am new to the couponing thing and have never heard of this. Thanks so much for the information!

    • Rachel

      I’m anxious to try if I win. Thanks!

    • kate

      Thank you. I’ve never tried this site because I’m really nervous about paying for coupons when I’m so new to coupons in general!

    • Melissa

      Thanks for the info and the contest! I love the coupon clippers! YAY!

    • Becky Coulter

      I would love to try this out. Thanks for your generosity!

    • Have heard many great things about Coupon Clippers….this would be a great opportunity to give them a try!!

    • andrea

      thanks for putting this together, I hope I win.

    • I would love to win this! I have been wanting to try this out for a while…but I was hesitant, maybe now, even if I don’t win I will look more into it! Thanks so much!

    • What a great idea! And even more fun if some of them were free from winning your contest!!

    • brandie

      i love your tips on saving money!!! thank you so much!

      please enter me in the give a way =) thank you

    • Chung Li

      Please count me in. Thanks.

    • I am really interested in this service. I have noticed that in my area (central Mississippi), we don’t get a lot of the really good coupons that I read about on blogs. Help me get started!!

    • Perfect timing! I was looking for just such information since I’m needing to start using a clipping service. I’d love to be entered into the drawing, and I’m going to go check them out right now!!

    • Oni

      Thank you for this drawing, I hope I am the lucky one.

    • love the coupon clippers.. just started couponing in June and they have helped me build my coupon stash considerably!

    • Would love to try this clipping service out! Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Oh my goodness, there are several coupons I would want to get with this! Thanks for the opportunity!

    • Melissa Fuhrmann

      Wow! That would be awesome. I struggle with getting enough of the coupons I need, but I’ve been leery of trying something like this on my own.

      Thank you!

    • Julie

      Wow, what a neat idea. I have heard about the purchasing of coupons, but I have not tried it yet. I would like to try if I win. Thanks for all your info also!

    • Thanks for the info, I have never been to any of these sites. Count me in!

    • Marlie

      Wow! Great give-away! I’d love the chance to try coupon clippers!

    • Eva D.

      I am really interested in this service, but I just haven’t tried it yet. What a great giveaway!

    • Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Kim

      I am fairly new to couponing thanks to you the savings are really adding up!
      kvazquez@gmail.com

    • thanks for explaining this – definitely worth trying out! ;-)

    • Jane

      Please enter me in the Coupon Clippers giveaway. I’ve wanted to try their service for a while now!

    • I love this service. I have saved enough to pay for my coupons every time. Please enter me in your giveaway.

    • Hi, I have used the couponclipper site before. It is a very good site. Thanks for the contest!

    • I’d love to win! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

    • I am interested in trying a clipping service! It looks like a great way to get coupons without buying a zillion different papers every week. Thanks!

    • vicky

      I love coupons and would love to try this!

    • I love the coupon clippers. The bonus for me is they are in my home town, so I usually get the order the very next day!

    • I think this is a great giveaway! I love the coupon clippers..and you give great tips on using them wisely!

      jenn

    • Melissa

      I’m just getting started and can’t wait to order from the coupon clippers…this would help me out a ton!

    • Hollie

      I would love to try this service! Thanks for the chance to do so.

    • Hollie

      Thanks for the chance to try out this service!

    • Jeaneane

      Would love to win…have wanted to try these services but was a bit nervous…thanks for the info.

    • What a great giveaway. I have always wondered about these services and if they were worth it.

    • Oh include me too! Thanks a lot!

    • teresa

      I am so excited to find your site!

      Thanks!

    • Michelle

      I hope I win. Your tips are very helpful. Can’t wait to try it out.

    • Sylvia

      Sounds great!

    • What a great deal! Thanks for the opportunity!

    • Jessica

      I’ve never tried this before, sounds interesting!

    • Beth

      I’d love to try this site out!! Thanks!

    • Yvonn

      I am super excited to have discovered your website!! I will be trying out the service!!

    • Jennifer

      I would love to win this too! Thanks! :)

    • Crystal B.

      Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

    • looks interesting.

    • Rachel

      This is a great site! Thanks!

    • Elizabeth Whitehill

      Hi!! Thanks for the chance to win a way to try something new!

    • I’ve totally been wanting to try a service like coupon clippers!! Thanks for the wonderful tips!
      :) Lindsay

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    • miou

      Thanks for the tips! Sometimes I need an extra coupon.

    • Wendy

      Great tips! Coupon sites have always scared me because I never really knew how to shop there. Thanks for the chance to win!

    • oooooh, I would LOVE to try a coupon clipping service! Great giveaway!

    • Lori

      That is an excellent guide for these sites. I would love to try this!

    • Thanks for the contest! Here’s a frugal tip: Choose several manufacturers of products you like and email them telling them you like their products. They almost always send you valuable coupons just for leaving feedback.

    • Erica

      What a neat giveaway! Thanks!

    • Thanks for this giveaway! I have been wanting to try this service, but wasn’t too sure.

    • Jennifer

      Thanks for a great give-away!

    • Beverly

      A whole new world. I didn’t even know about these sites. Thanks for sharing and I hope I win.

    • Sue

      Love you site and tips!!!

    • Tonia

      I’m looking forward to trying out your techniques. I’ve just started using coupons and am amazed at the saving my family has enjoyed already! Thank you for the tips on getting started with purchasing coupons.

    • Juanita

      I would love to try this out, thanks for sharing.

    • Hallie

      I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your hard work and willingness to take time to share this information. This is my most watched and referred website.

    • Hi! THanks for all the tips- I never about the “overage” paying for your coupons!!

      Jessica

    • Abbie

      I’ve never tried a coupon clipping service before. It would be great to win so I could try it out!

    • Cheryl

      I love The Coupon Clippers, but sometimes I just can’t meet the minimum purchase requirement. Thanks so much for doing this!

    • Kelly

      Love your tips!!!

    • I would love to enter. Thanks so much!

    • Amber

      Yea! Sounds so fun. Something I haven’t tried before. Thanks for the offer and tips.

    • Jessica

      This would be great for me starting out with coupons!

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    • had never seen your website before today. you have a lot of great information here and its very easy to read and understand. most definitely will be coming back. especially now that you’ll be including the upcoming grocery sales. thank you for your time to do this, it is really helpful..

    • neljo mullins

      Thank You Thank You!!!! for all your hard work to make our lives easier to save money.

    • Robin

      I just got introduced to this site and I am loving it. Have you ever used couponsandforms.com and how does it compare to coupon clippers? I really like that site. I have been grocery store couponing for a while but am just getting started on drug store couponing. Can’t wait to start!

    • Jenny

      I have never tried the site you mentioned. I use the coupon clippers or ebay and have always been pleased. There are a number of sites that offer coupons, I just found TCC to the easiest and ebay the next easiest. I’ll check out the other site though. Thanks.

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