Learn Coupons

A collection of our best articles with tips and details on how to use coupons at your grocery store for the best savings:


Find Free Coupons–In your Neighborhood

There are many ways to find coupons. One reliable method is to buy a Sunday paper, since most have coupon inserts (from Red Plum,…<read more>


Find Free Coupons–At the Grocery Store

Some grocery stores regularly put coupons in their weekly ads.  You have to cut them out and present them to the cashier just like …<read more>


Coupon Envelope

Try the coupon envelope if you are just starting out, or don’t want to spend money on a fancy coupon organizer.  In it’s simplest …<read more>


Purse Size Coupon Organizer

The purse size coupon organizer is a step up from the coupon envelope.  These coupon organizers are sized to easily fit in a …<read more>


Coupon Organizer Binder

A coupon organizer binder is for those who are serious about couponing.  With this method, the clear pages give you a quick visual …<read more>


Coupon File Folders

Put coupon inserts into file folders if you have limited time to cut and organize coupons.  With this method, simply put each …<read more>


Self Checkout

Grocery self checkout machines are everywhere.  They are easy to use, but can be intimidating if you haven’t tried one before.  For …<read more>


How to Read a Coupon

To develop a coupon strategy, you’ll need to know how to read a coupon.  There are seven parts to a well-designed coupon: …<read more>


Store Coupon Policy

A coupon policy is a guide on how to use coupons at a specific store.

The policy might explain: …<read more>


What is a Double Coupon?

If you are new to coupons, you may wonder “what is a double coupon”?  Coupon doubles are an extra discount on top of a …<read more>



A raincheck allows you to purchase an item at the current advertised price at a later date.  Rainchecks are used if the item is out …<read more>


What are Grocery Ecoupons?

Grocery ecoupons are coupons that are loaded onto your store card.  When you purchase the specified item and scan your …<read more>


Problems With Grocery Ecoupons

Now that we’ve covered the basics of how to find and load ecoupons, let’s cover some of the potential problems with ecoupons.  You …<read more>


Coupon Abbreviations and Lingo

Couponing has some commonly used abbreviations and words (lingo).  It can be confusing if you are new to using coupons.  To help …<read more>


Coupon Barcodes–What You Need to Know

Every grocery coupon has a barcode - a series of vertical black lines with numbers.  The barcode is … <read more>


Books About Couponing - Free with Google Books

Google Books gives you free access to books about couponing.  Sometimes it is the whole book … <read more>


Coupons at Safeway–How to Find and Use Them

You can save so much money at Safeway with coupons.  To start, you need to … <read more>