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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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Trying to save money?  Learn the Real Extreme Couponing!  Here's what you need to know about gathering printable coupons to live frugal.
If you are still trying to figure out how people that save a ton in the grocery store get all their coupons, well you can’t miss printable coupons!

Printable coupons are everywhere and accepted at most major retailers.  Ask your local store if they have specific policies on printable coupons (ex. only two “like” printable coupons per transaction).


A few notes:

  • You can’t make a copy of printable coupons.  They will know that it is a copy and they will know who made the copy!
  • If you receive a printable coupon that just seems to good to be true, it probably is.  Learn how to spot fraudulent printable coupons.
  • Everyone always asks how I organize my printable coupons.  I keep them in a small canceled check file, you can watch all the details here.  I really don’t print that much early though, I tend to hop on the day the ad posts on Southern Savers and print anything I might want for that ad then.  I paper clip them together and actually never file them away since I’ll use them that week.
  • If you ever get the message that says “You have already printed this” or “Campaign is over”, they both mean that the coupon has reached it’s budget and there are no more prints available.  We tend to see this on high value coupons that go quickly.
  • Many of the awesome high value coupons are on facebook.  If you are a facebook hold out, read the directions to set up a basic facebook page.

Right now the coupon database has over 3500 printable coupons in it…

Helpful Links
New Coupon Advisory Daily Email (Free)
How to Organize Coupons (the easy way)
How to Organize Coupons (the extreme way)

Watch more videos to learn couponing on the Southern Savers Youtube Channel.

    • Crafty_cat_86

      Thanks!  Btw, liking your hair! :D

    • Dee

      I live in Columbia, SC.  Does anyone know where I can get extra coupon inserts without buying additional newspaper?

      • Lxwdhr

        There are places selling whole inserts online. But they are usually more expensive than buying newspaper. I live in Tennessee, and sunday paper costs me $2/copy.

      • Kesha

        I live in Georgia, and you can go to the Mexican Supermercados and get the free newspaper, I believe it is Mundo, but they have free coupon inserts. Fyi the new paper comes out every Thursday, but may not have all coupons/

      • Anonymous

        You can trade for the extra coupons on WEUSECOUPONS.COM. You can order inserts from one of several coupon selling sites. Ask your friends and relatives that do not coupon if you they will save their coupons for you.

      • Annaksteele

        I stop by my local gas station on Monday mornings before the newspaper carrier comes back to pick up the unsold papers.  They willingly give me any inserts because they only get reimbursed for returned newspapers, not coupons or ad inserts. 

    • Denis Coruzzi

      Do you not spend too much money on paper and ink ?  Is it still worth it though ?

      • Nondescript Member

        This was a big problem for me when I was using an inkjet printer–even when using only black ink from a separate cartridge at a lower dots per inch (DPI) setting.  Many newer inkjet printers run an ink-wasting “service cycle” after every print job.  This really hurts if you’re only printing a couple of coupons at a time. Oh, and by the way, even if you’re only printing in black, that maintenance cycle wastes ink of ever color.
        I bought a dedicated black & white laser printer for coupons.  Find a cheap one that also has cheap toner cartridges.  Balance your purchase under the notion that you will only be buying the printer once, but you will be buying or refilling the toner many times.  I’ve found that my laser printer is much cheaper than my “green” ink-jet printer.  The one I use is a Brother 2170W (Wifi).  I found it on sale at Staples for $69 (refurbished) with an additional mail-in rebate for $30.  It also boasts one of the cheapest toner costs.
        I set the default settings for the printer at the lowest DPI–you’ll have to test this with other printers (remember, the store needs to be able to read them, and so do you).  When only printing one or two coupon(s) at a time, I manually duplex (use both sides of the paper) so as to save paper.  This allows me to print at least one more coupon in the non-critical area (some coupons print one coupon with an ad covering the rest of the page–I really don’t care if a portion of that ad is on the back of another coupon).
        I hope this helps.

      • Sarah

        I second the laser jet recommendation. I only refill my cartridge every year to year and a half, and it costs me about $40. We also do other small printing projects at home on occasion (my child’s homework needs to be printed out weekly), but other than that it’s just coupons. Get a laser jet!

      • guest

        Staples and the other office supply stores often have reams of paper for $1 or less (often free!) after rebate. Keep an eye out for these, and you’ll eventually have more paper than you know what to do with!

      • Deanna

        Good responses already on saving ink.  Mine is on paper.  I work full-time and instead of using the recycle bin at work for paper, I save mine and bring it home.  By the time I’ve cut coupons out whatever information might have been on the other side is securely cut away and stores have no problem accepting coupons on recycled paper.  As long as the coupon I want to use is legible, they’ll glady accept it despite whatever is on the back.  It’s a win for everyone, the company pays less to recycle and I’m able to save money on paper.  Obviously, any highly sensitive material gets put into the shredder and does NOT come home….

    • Dawn

      Thank you for the info. really appreciate the time and effort you put into this site.

    • Lxwdhr

      One problem I have is when I need some printed coupon, they have reached printing limit. So sometimes it’s hard to tell when to print and when not to print.

      • sdsd

      • Anonymous

        I agree. Sometimes I print the coupon right away and then by the time I want to use it, it’s expired.

    • Kelly

      I have a Smith’s Catalina formula coupon for Enfamil Infant formula or Gerber Formula. If anyone wants these email me kellygray114@yahoo.com

    • Heather

      Uhhh, Jenny, I think it’s way past time for you to change that picture down at the bottom of the website.  No offense, homie, but you are much improved now.

    • Stephanie

      I have 3 computers in my house and can only print 2 printable coupons.  How do you print the 2 coupns from each computer?

      • Billiekaym

        you would have to have three printers also.

        • KAWilson

          I don’t have a printer for each computer….

        • JoR

          No- I can print from any computer in my house (4) and I have one printer. Not sure why that is happening but it is possible for you to print six coupons.

      • KAWilson

        I have four computers — if there is a really good coupon, I can get 8 of them…just go each computer and bring up the coupon and print.  I don’t have four printers either…….

    • Mwcombs

      love your hair!

    • Nesh

      I had no knowledge of some of this coupon stuff!! Now I know Geesh

    • didnt know where else to post this but i just watched the first few episodes of this season of “extreme couponing” and i find it “extremely” amusing that they now have a disclaimer before the episodes basically saying everything on the show is “extremely” exaggerated

    • JenneyG

      Between me and my husband we have 4 laptops and 3 desktops so if there’s a coupon I really like I can print 14 of them but I rarely do that. The only downside is that the computers are scattered in the 4 story house we are in and I hate to hop from basement to the attic. I rely on the printable coupons very much because my inserts often don’t have a match. And the printable coupons usually have a higher value than inserts one.. I use a brother laser printer. It works way better than hp color printer, I mean for printing the coupons. The ink comes out dry immediately and it last for a long time. When the computer pops out a window telling you to replace the cartridge, I took the cartridge out and cover the ink sensor hole at the bottom. It’ll last another 3 month after that. And one tip is I never buy Brother’s ink cartridge which is expensive while the printer is rather cheap. I always buy the compatible brand and there are tons of choices on amazon.

      • Mt Cabingirl

        Seriously?  When you print 14 coupons you’re cutting out 6 families from being able to have the coupon. You speak as though printing the same internet coupon is a bottomless pit. Perhaps you are new at using coupons and with this type of behavior I certainly hope so. However, to make things clear for you and others like you… Manufacturers only budget for so many coupons to print and when they are gone…they’re gone.  So those people out there that would have enjoyed being able to have a discount on their family grocery (or whatever) budget will have to do without.  I bet you take a few extra cookies when the plate is passed around too.  Save your comments for those of you that have something to say about my reply.  Its time for folks to do whats right in place of the immediate high people get by clearing shelves.    

        • JenneyG

          As I said I rarely print all I can. At least I print all the leagal ones instead of photocopying like some of the couponers do. Besides, one thing about couponing is recource. How many of you buy an extra newspaper, how many of you subscribe All you mag just so you can have more coupons. Instead of doing those, I happen to have a few more computers and that’s my recource and I’m not gonna be shy to use it. I never clear shelves so save your anger to the real hoarders.

    • Kcblanks

      Do you have to print your coupons in color? Will the stores take them in black and white?

      • They’ll take them in black and white, don’t ever waste your ink printing coupons in color!