Monday, May 18, 2009

Q & A

From an email...

Coupon Clipper: I was at class on Thursday and had some additional questions for you.

I've cut out a bunch of coupons from online and the paper and not much is matching up or really seeming like great deals yet, although I'm planning my attack for tomorrow.

For example, in the CVS clipbook (the monthly booklet) there is a coupon for $1.50 off Excedrin. I also have another $1.50 coupon I got online. $3 off is a deal, but not one of those WOW deals you spoke about. Am I doing this wrong? Could I use an additional manufacturer's coupon on top of it? (You are allowed one manufacturer's coupon and one store coupon per item.)

Also, if an item is on sale for buy one get one free and I have a buy one get one free coupon, are they both free? This is what I wrote down in my notes, but I wanted to make sure it was right.

I was all excited about this until I tried to do it and find those stellar deals and I'm falling short. I'm thinking about having a class of my own so I hear everything again and it sinks in. What is your availability? I want to get this down and be a coupon queen too! Help!

Me: Keep in mind that coupons are usable for at least several weeks and some are good for even months. Only a handful of the coupons that you have (especially since you just started matching your coupons to your sale papers) will be spent each week. Your coupon box will keep all of your other coupons organized for future week's spending.

The WOW deals will come- I promise! make sure to read the blogs that shared with you (or they are available to click on on the right hand column of my blog) as they will match up the sales and coupons for you to show you where to pick up the WOW deals.

A buy one get one free (BOGO) coupon with a BOGO store sale means 2 products are FREE with the use of only one coupons.

Be patient, becoming a Coupon Queen does take time. Within three months you will feel so comfortable matching your coupons to your sale papers each week- that the deals will just jump off of the page at you! Little by little (1-5 items per week) build your stockpile, in the long run your stockpile will save you incredible amounts of money! Keep clipping,



Another newbie question: It took me two and a half hours just to clip all my coupons last night, and that was before I even looked at the sale papers! Am I over-clipping? Should I clip coupons in any amount for any product I may potentially use, or is there another litmus test? What coupons SHOULDN'T I clip? (I think I only left behind products for pet owners and senior citizens!)


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