Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Internet Printables

One of the best sources for coupons, is the Internet! Many companies will allow you to print coupons straight from their website or an outsourced company site.

The limit for most internet printables is 2 per computer. Sometimes the coupons will reset after a month and you can print them again. Sometimes, they are only available for a limited time. The coupons generally expire 14 days from printing. Also if you hit the “back” button on your browser, you can usually print a second coupon.

Just because these coupons are available doesn't mean you have to print them all. Keep in mind that some companies only allow a certain amount of prints available for download. So, if you print coupons that you may not neccessarily use/need it prohibits others who may need/use the same coupon from downloading and printing it.

So where can you find all of these coupons?, Smart Source and Red Plum have coupons that get added all the time.
If you still can’t find an internet coupon that you'd like, go to the company’s website and look for promotions or special offers. You can also google for the coupons!

Coupon Organization

Everyone's theory of organization is different. I'll share how I organize my pile just so you can become familiar with the idea, you may find a method that differs from mine that you prefer, and that's okay! :)

When I purchase my Sunday papers I separate my inserts;

Smart Source, Red Plum, P&G (occassionally we'll get a separate insert; Unilever, General Mills, etc..)

I then take a sharpie marker and date the front of each one (mm/dd).

Afer all of my inserts are dated I then stack them in a deep office desk drawer in chronologial order.

When the sales ads come out I cut them as I need them. This works for me. I usually purchase 4-6 papers each week. If it's a good week then I'll get 10 or more. So, you can see how time consuming it would be to clip every coupon each week! I keep each weekly insert about 4-5 months then go through them and discard into the "expired" pile.

By no means is this the best way. This is just what works for me. But if you don’t have a good system you’ll get frustrated by the vast amount of coupons stacks and then possible give up or miss out on deals. So if my way doesn’t work for you, ask around. Look on other blogs or Google. You can easily find other options that will work better for you!

Good Luck!!