Couponing 101 - Coupons & Refunding Basics
By Donna L Montaldo, About.com Guide
Finding, Organizing and Using Coupons
Food has increased in price more in the last two years than over the entire decade. As a result, more people are turning to coupons to help cut back on their grocery bills. For casual coupon clippers, it can mean a $50 a month savings. For those who spend more time collecting, comparing and organizing, it can cut the grocery bill in half or more. The average family spends $8,600 annually on groceries. Trimming 20 percent off by using coupons would save more than $1,700 a year. So let's get going! Here are the basics you need to save with coupons.
- Where to Find Grocery Coupons
- Keeping Coupons Organized
- Category Labeling List for Organizing Coupons
- Grocery Stores That Double Coupons
- When Grocery Stores Say No to Online Printed Coupons
- Top 10 Most Popular Grocery Store Coupons Tips
- Clipping Coupons - Setting a Savings Goal by Using Coupons
- Starting a Small Coupon Exchange Club
Refunding is a way to save money on food, personal products and items for your auto and home. Unlike clipping coupons, refunding often requires keeping proof-of-purchase forms, refund forms, register receipts and more. All the extra work is well worth the time spent when in exchange you can eventually fill tables with free products. The following articles will introduce you to good refunding practices for increased savings.
- Refunding - Get Started Today
- How Refunding Lists and Clubs Work
- Saving With Refunding and Premium Offers
- Organizing Refunding Forms and Proof of Purchase Requirements
- Clearing Houses and Clearing House Phone Numbers
- Coupon and Refunding Glossary
Saving With Rebates
Many people are turned off by rebates because of bad experiences of not receiving the promised rebate or because it's too much of a hassle. But savvy shoppers know many of the best deals involve sending in rebate forms. There are methods which help insure that the rebate process goes smoothly and what to do if the rebate check never shows up.
- How To Complete a Rebate Form
- Avoiding Companies With Poor Rebate Redemption Policies
- Taking the Bait Out of Rebates