I’m what many would refer to as a starving artist. As a freelancer sometimes money is tight. Thanks to websites like Addicted to Saving I’m not only saving money on my groceries, I’m becoming inspired to do more to save money in every aspect of my life. With the help of websites like this I won’t be starving anymore =)
In this photo is almost $110 worth of groceries. I actually spent $29.09 on all the food you see here!!! I have become so obsessed with Addicted to Saving that today I saved the most on groceries I have ever saved. Look closely-there is yogurt, egg beaters, peanut butter and more. You don’t have to buy junk to use coupons. All the feminine pads you see in the picture I got completely free thanks to the coupons I used.
If you haven’t checked out Addicted to Saving then you are probably overpaying for your groceries.
Like I said, the website inspired me so I’ve started a blog about free stuff in the Tampa Bay area myself. Check out HERE
I also wrote two other articles about Addicted to Saving. Check them out HERE and HERE
Addicted to Saving is run by Liza Ford. Below are her top 10 steps for gathering coupons to help you save.
Step 1: Gather at least 2 newspapers every Sunday. Why do we need an even number of duplicate coupons? When Publix (and most every store) has a B1G1 sale, you can use two manufacturer coupons. For example, if toothpaste is B1G1 and you have two $1.00 off 1 tube coupons for that particular brand, you can use both coupons.
Step 2: Print out coupons online. Most websites allow you to print out two coupons per printer/computer. Some of the many sources for online coupons:
Step 3: Gather store magazines. Many stores distribute store magazines which have valuable coupons inside. Save these coupons and use when the item is on sale to maximize your savings!
Step 4: For Publix customers, Publix mails free magazines every few months. Sign up for these magazines to get store coupons! (Oftentimes the magazines are available in Publix’s entrance. However, the store coupons are often only in the mailed magazines.) Sign up for the magazines to be delivered to your home at Publix.com
Step 5: Buy or trade coupons online. I know this seems counterproductive – Buying coupons to save money. But, when there is a great sale, sometimes buying or trading for additional coupons is extremely beneficial.
Step 6: Gather Blinkies & Tearpads. These are coupons you will see throughout the store. As you walk down aisles, you may see tearpads where you can tear off a coupon or blinkies which are the little canisters that spit out coupons when you pull one.
Step 7: Purchase a subscription to All You Magazine. All You Magazine is worth the subscription price as it is jam packed with manufacturer coupons.
Step 8: Check the items you already have in your home! I very often will find a coupon inside of cereal boxes or toothpaste boxes. You just have to look!
Step 9: If you sign up online for a sample of a product, once you receive it in the mail, check for a coupon. Usually companies will send samples with high value coupons.
Step 10: I know of many bloggers who email their favorite companies and give positive or negative feedback on their products. Very often, they will receive coupons in the mail for free products or high value money off coupons.
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