 According to the USDA, the average US  family of four spends $771/month on a  modest month. This means choosing  store b...
   Grocery Store is the one store we have to    shop at.   There is no magic number. Whatever works    for YOUR family!...
 Too much time Remembering to use coupons Juggling coupons at grocery store No coupons for products I use Coupons are...
 Set a Monthly Budget for grocery Budget will be different for every family Doesn’t work, try a different amount The l...
 Don’t just use a coupon because you  have one. Combine with a store sale, store coupon,  rebates, or other promotions t...
Shopper A: Buys a box of cereal at $4 a  box each week for $24 total.Shopper B: Buys 6 boxes of cereal at the  rock bottom...
Why Stockpile? Have needed items on  hand Will spend less buying it  when at lowest price Less trips to grocery  storeW...
   Items you use on regular    basis   Ingredients for recipes in    your main rotation   Item you will need in    futu...
FREE ITEMS                 Milk - $1.99 Band Aids                Eggs - $0.88 Cough Drops              Shredded Chees...
 Couponing Terms & Abbreviations Where to Find Coupons Coupon Fine Print Types of Coupons Store Policies Organization
   B1G1 = Buy 1, Get 1                 MIR = Mail in Rebate   ECB = Extra Care                    FAR = FREE after    ...
   Sunday Newspapers                In/On Packages    › Kokomo Tribune (less           In Free Samples      coupons but...
SS = Smart Source   P&G = P&G Insert
   One Coupon per Purchase/per Item Purchase    ›   If you buy one bottle of shampoo, you can use one manufacturer’s     ...
Store Coupon   Manufacturer’s Coupon
   Cellfire                 Most cannot be   Kroger eCoupons           stacked with paper   Meijer mPerks             ...
   eCoupons    › Activate each month   Link to Store Loyalty Cards    › Earn money on selected purchases    › More ways ...
Not organized!
 Filer Method File each week’s  insert in an  accordian file Only clip coupons  when needed                      http:/...
I now use the filer method and supplement with the Couponizer.
   Use in conjunction    with the filing    method   Great for “loose”    coupons such as    printables, home    mailers...
 Know the coupon and policies of the  stores you are shopping Keep copy of the official coupon policy  with you while sh...
 Drug Stores such as CVS and Walgreens  offer rich customer loyalty programs. Stack coupons with Register  Rewards/Extra...
CVS (BB Preferred)         WalgreensSunday – Saturday Ad       Sunday – Saturday Ad Extra Care Bucks with     Register R...
   Transaction #1                                Transaction #2    › Buy (5) Honest Tea @ $1                      › Buy ...
Kroger                     MeijerThurs – Weds Ad            Sunday – Saturday Ad Loyalty Card                (Kokomo area...
Walmart                     TargetAds are sporadic            Sunday – Saturday Ad Price Matching (limits)    No doublin...
 Do unto others Do no clear shelves Coupon Ethically Use coupons as intended Keep calm HAVE FUN!
 Save Inserts on Sunday Go to BargainBriana.com    › Grocery lists for Aldi, CVS, Kmart, Kroger,     Marsh, Meijer, Targ...
 5dollardinners.com Onceamonthmom.com
   All You Magazine – 30 Issues for $25    › http://bargainbriana.com/all-you-magazine-      deal/   Couponizer - $19.95...
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Grocery class june 2011

  1. 1.  According to the USDA, the average US family of four spends $771/month on a modest month. This means choosing store brand products and sticking to a list. More liberal spending plan, they are spending $994/month. If the family includes teenagers, the price goes up to $1,100 + How much do you spend? Do you even know?
  2. 2.  Grocery Store is the one store we have to shop at. There is no magic number. Whatever works for YOUR family! For every hour clipping coupons, shopping, unpacking = $25/hour of savings. Buy the best quality products at the lowest prices! Save where you can, so you can spend where you want!
  3. 3.  Too much time Remembering to use coupons Juggling coupons at grocery store No coupons for products I use Coupons aren’t worth the time Embarrassed to use coupons Private brands are less expensive without the work
  4. 4.  Set a Monthly Budget for grocery Budget will be different for every family Doesn’t work, try a different amount The longer you coupon the less your budget due to stockpiling If you are saving money that you weren’t before, it IS working for you. Cash Envelope System
  5. 5.  Don’t just use a coupon because you have one. Combine with a store sale, store coupon, rebates, or other promotions to maximize savings. Stockpile your most used items at the rock bottom price.
  6. 6. Shopper A: Buys a box of cereal at $4 a box each week for $24 total.Shopper B: Buys 6 boxes of cereal at the rock bottom price of $1.25 and pays only $7.50.Shopper B saved $16.50 by stocking up!
  7. 7. Why Stockpile? Have needed items on hand Will spend less buying it when at lowest price Less trips to grocery storeWhen to Stockpile? Sale cycles every 12 weeks Holiday/Seasonal Sales Spreadsheet/Grocery Price book
  8. 8.  Items you use on regular basis Ingredients for recipes in your main rotation Item you will need in future Seasonal/Holiday Items Convenience items to have on hand for easy meals Cleaning Supplies/Toiletries/Paper Products Items you can donate
  9. 9. FREE ITEMS  Milk - $1.99 Band Aids  Eggs - $0.88 Cough Drops  Shredded Cheese - Deodorant $1.50 Shampoo/Conditioner  Sour Cream – <$0.50 Toothpaste  Cereal - $1.25 Toothbrush  Cereal Bars - $1 Razors  Oatmeal – <$0.50  Bread - <$0.99  Dish Liquid - $0.25  Pasta/Sauce - $1
  10. 10.  Couponing Terms & Abbreviations Where to Find Coupons Coupon Fine Print Types of Coupons Store Policies Organization
  11. 11.  B1G1 = Buy 1, Get 1  MIR = Mail in Rebate ECB = Extra Care  FAR = FREE after Bucks (CVS) Rebate SS = Smart Source  CAT = Catalina Insert  OOP = Out of Pocket RP = Red Plum Insert  WYB = When You Buy GM = General Mills  YMMV = Your IP = Internet Printable Mileage May Vary RR = Register Rewards Find a complete terms list: http://bargainbriana.com/15- days-of-couponing-day-2-the-language-of-couponers- translated/
  12. 12.  Sunday Newspapers  In/On Packages › Kokomo Tribune (less  In Free Samples coupons but includes  Blinkies/Tearpads Red Plum Inserts), Indianapolis Star  In Store Brochures (Larger selection – No  Doctor’s Offices Red Plum Inserts)  Recycle Bins Internet Printables  Fairs, Festivals, › Coupons.com Conventions › RedPlum.com  Facebook › SmartSource.com  Twitter Magazines Search for coupons in the Bargain Briana Coupon Database: http://bargainbriana.com/coupon-database/
  13. 13. SS = Smart Source P&G = P&G Insert
  14. 14.  One Coupon per Purchase/per Item Purchase › If you buy one bottle of shampoo, you can use one manufacturer’s coupon for that bottle. If you have additional coupons, you have to buy another item to be able to use that coupon. You are not allowed to use two manufacturer’s coupon per item. One Coupon per Customer/Family › This is rare but you will see this often on high value coupons. One Coupon per Transaction › You are only allowed one coupon for this item for each transaction. This is to try to limit how many you purchase in a transaction. So, just make a few transactions whether in one trip or multiple trips to get around this. Do Not Double › Language on a coupon that does not allow doubling. However, if the coupon starts with a 5 will double regardless (if the store allows doubles). If the coupon starts with a 9, it will not double. Other Coupon Language/Exclusions › Valid only in certain states, stores, etc.
  15. 15. Store Coupon Manufacturer’s Coupon
  16. 16.  Cellfire  Most cannot be Kroger eCoupons stacked with paper Meijer mPerks coupons  Limited to how many Saving Star coupons you can Shortcuts use Upromise – Not take  Convenience off your bill but “deposited” into your Upromise account
  17. 17.  eCoupons › Activate each month Link to Store Loyalty Cards › Earn money on selected purchases › More ways to save!
  18. 18. Not organized!
  19. 19.  Filer Method File each week’s insert in an accordian file Only clip coupons when needed http://bargainbriana.com/couponizer
  20. 20. I now use the filer method and supplement with the Couponizer.
  21. 21.  Use in conjunction with the filing method Great for “loose” coupons such as printables, home mailers, etc. Easy to transport Durable Fits in medium size purse
  22. 22.  Know the coupon and policies of the stores you are shopping Keep copy of the official coupon policy with you while shopping Coupon Policies can change often so look for updates
  23. 23.  Drug Stores such as CVS and Walgreens offer rich customer loyalty programs. Stack coupons with Register Rewards/Extra Bucks to maximize your coupon “Roll” Register Rewards and Extra Bucks to minimize your out of pocket costs Stack with Store coupons
  24. 24. CVS (BB Preferred) WalgreensSunday – Saturday Ad Sunday – Saturday Ad Extra Care Bucks with  Register Rewards loyalty card  Register Rewards are Limits on ECBs Rewards limited per transaction Clip Free Coupons  Stacking Allowed Stacking Allowed  Weekly Ad Coupons CRT = Customer  IVC = Instant Value Receipt Tape Coupons Coupons  Rebate Program Saving Star CVS Advisor/Surveys for ECBs
  25. 25.  Transaction #1  Transaction #2 › Buy (5) Honest Tea @ $1 › Buy (1) Refresh Tampons @ › Use (5) $1/1 Printable $6.79 Coupons from Recylebank › Use $1/1 Printable Coupon http://bargainbriana.com/recyclebank › › Use $2 Extra Bucks from › Pay $0 out of pocket Transaction #1 › Spend $3.79 out of pocket › Earn $2 Extra Bucks to use on next purchase! › Earn $6.79 Extra Bucks to use on next purchase!
  26. 26. Kroger MeijerThurs – Weds Ad Sunday – Saturday Ad Loyalty Card (Kokomo area) Doubles up to $0.50 Thurs – Weds Ad (Indy) Limits two identical  No loyalty card required coupons for doubling  Doubles up to $0.50 Accepts Printable  Limits two identical › No Free Printable coupons for doubling Product Coupons  Accepts Printables eCoupons: Kroger,  Stacking Allowed Cellfire, SavingStar  Meijer Mealbox Coupons Fuel Rewards  mPerks
  27. 27. Walmart TargetAds are sporadic Sunday – Saturday Ad Price Matching (limits)  No doubling No Doubling  Stacking Allowed Accepts Printables  Accepts Printables Accepts Competitor  Target Printable Coupons Coupons Accepts Catalinas  Target Mobile Coupons  Buy X, Get GC promotions
  28. 28.  Do unto others Do no clear shelves Coupon Ethically Use coupons as intended Keep calm HAVE FUN!
  29. 29.  Save Inserts on Sunday Go to BargainBriana.com › Grocery lists for Aldi, CVS, Kmart, Kroger, Marsh, Meijer, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, and more! Print List Clip & Print Coupons Go Shopping Save $$$$$
  30. 30.  5dollardinners.com Onceamonthmom.com
  31. 31.  All You Magazine – 30 Issues for $25 › http://bargainbriana.com/all-you-magazine- deal/ Couponizer - $19.95 › http://bargainbriana.com/couponizer Grocery Class › http://bargainbriana.com/grocery-class/ Password: Cicero

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