Camp Pendleton Frugal Wives
Don’t believe everything you see!
Fraud has been committed
Some stores in the show
double and triple coupons
It is a TV show, its goal is to get
Normal hauls don’t give them
Lets get you Started...
What do you want to accomplish, by couponing?
Don’t be discouraged though out the process
Any savings are better than, no savings at all
Couponing is an art, it takes time and effort.
An educated couponer, is a happy couponer
Set realistic expectations for each of your shopping trip
BOGO: Buy one get one (Free or 50%)
$1/1: One dollar off one item
$5/$20: $5 off a $20 transaction
P&G: Proctor & Gamble insert
RP: RedPlum insert
SS: SmartSource insert
Stacking: Store and manufacture coupon used together
See reference page
Purchase and Transaction
Purchase: A purchase is the item you are applying a coupon
towards. Each item is a purchase.
Transaction: A transaction is the collection of all items which
were bought together. One transaction = one receipt
One coupon per purchase: 1 coupon per item
4 coupons per transaction: 4 ‘like’ coupons per receipt
What is the difference?
Now where to get coupons
Sunday newspaper: LA Times, UT San Diego and NC Times
Weekly store advertisements
Commissary coupon table
Manufacture websites, store websites, facebook
Use an accordion file system
Organize by insert type and date
Only cut what you need
Great for shopping match-ups
What works for you, may not
work for someone else!
Organization is KEY!
Getting Organized: Binder
Use a coupon binder
Dividers for categories
holders keep coupons
Sharing is caring!
Sharing coupons in encouraged
Trading at coupon swaps, great way to get started!
Use CP Frugal Wives to trade coupons in between swaps
Swaps are events created within the group, look at events tab
Buying and selling coupons is ILLEGAL
Participation is voluntary
Only commit if you can be consistent
Assigned a buddy overseas
Send coupons once a month, by the 25th of each month
Send picture of receipt or envelope to Stephanie for
Cost of shipping varies
Overseas Coupon Buddies
How Do I Use My Coupons?
Know the rules for price-matching
Know the store policies for where you shop
Know the sales for each week
Read your coupons for specific coupon rules
Plan your trips!
Make a list
Organize coupons so they are easy to use at check out
Be courteous!!! Inform people you are using coupons
How to Use Coupons
Read the coupon
Follow the limit!
P&G: Procter & Gamble
Store and Manufacture Coupon
Rules are there for a reason, follow them
Selling a stockpile is ILLEGAL
Photocopying coupons is FRAUD
Selling coupons is ILLEGAL
Misuse of coupons, not following the rules on actual coupon
Rules are Important
Using coupons for unintended products
Create a separate email for couponing ie. email@example.com
Find a buddy, to go on trips with or plan with
Stay up to date on policies, be an educated couponer
To get the best use of coupons you will need to break away from
Some Things to Remember
Be able to separate fact from fiction. Just because someone
does something one way, don't assume it's allowed or legal.
Find a way that works for you, it’s fun to save money with
coupons. Find a way and stick with it!
Have fun with your trips and be encouraging to others
Stay organized, it will make shopping much easier
You are not going to get every deal, pick and choose what
you want to shop for
Most important, when in doubt ask!