I just want to put this out there. I am in no way a coupon expert. I am just learning myself. It is one of those things that I found to save money and am so excited I want to share it with everyone!
So here's what I do. Every Sunday I get papers and print off my Albertson's list. The list has sale items with and without combined coupons. The Grocery Game even color coordinates items that you need to stock up on and items you buy only if you really need them right now. The chart has a column that shows where you can find the coupon to go with the sale. It may say 1/4 R = This coupon can be found in the January 4 Red Plum packet.
(I will also look at the CVS and Walgreens lists throughout the week. Those are a post all by themselves.)
Since I have cut my favorites out of the packets already, very rarely do I need to go searching for anything, but every couple of weeks I do. There have been those great finds I have missed so it is def worth it to save those coupon packets.
I plan my menus around what I have stockpiled with a few exceptions. Did I stockpile Pillsbury crescent rolls? I will have chicken packets, pigs in a blanket, and other recipes I can find to use this as an ingredient.
Also, I understand a lot of you think that most coupons are for processed foods. There are a lot, but here is what I found in this week's packets:
P&G - Every coupon in this packet is for toiletries, batteries, medicine, diapers, makeup, well, you get the idea.
Red Plum -
Frozen veggies and fruit
Suave Hair products
Smart Source -
And that's not all, I just picked a few that I thought might be good. This is just one week. All I am saying here is give it a chance. Sometimes I find bread coupons, cheese coupons, even fruit or veggie coupons.
Leave me a comment if these posts are helping or if anyone is even still interested. I am feeling a bit like I am talking to an empty room.