The Lazy Couponer: How to Save $25,000 Per Year in Just 45 Minutes Per Week with No Stockpiling, No Item Tracking, and No Sales Chasing!
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“Have you ever received a standing ovation at the cash register? I have.”—Jamie Chase
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the world of coupons—and guilty that you can’t seem to nail the “system” to save money—kick back with Jamie Chase, couponing teacher and savvy shopper whom Brian Williams of NBC’s Nightly News dubbed “the Master.”
The system is simple: there’s no chasing all over town on a single shopping trip; no stockpiling of items you don’t need; no weekly tracking of item prices, driving you to buy what you don’t need simply because there’s a sale.
Chase instructs readers on where to find coupons, how to use them, where to get the most bang for your buck, and how to start thinking like a couponer every time you make a purchase. Sound too easy? With a little practice, you’ll see the savings rolling in while you live your life—stress-free and thousands of dollars per year richer!
to get lost. I am still waiting for CAT coupons that can be loaded directly on your loyalty card. Think that’s next? I hope so! While the CAT printer machines are the best source for finding out what CATs are being offered, you can also check the couponing blogs, store flyers, or do a Google search. Good blog sites keep track of many of the Catalina promotions for you. Although I would prefer an easy-to-navigate list, most of these sites include the CAT promotions in the weekly section of the
free trial share? Arrowhead Farm (www.arrow-headfamilyfarm.com), one of the country’s oldest family farms just north of Boston, often offers a one-week free trial share to those who ask. You can always find ways to avoid paying out what is above your means; you just need to think alternatively. Couponing is the start of thinking about purchases in a whole new way. Once you’ve mastered the first steps, you’ll have the courage to apply the new perspective to other areas as well. If fresh,
price scanner DND: Does not double—coupons that do not qualify for double savings Doublers: Special promotional coupons issued by stores to use with a manufacturer coupon that double the value of the manufacturer coupon EB/ECBs: ExtraBucks or ExtraCare Bucks—the CVS® version of cash register tape store money and can be used to pay for future purchases ES: Ever Saver – Walgreens’ monthly rebate booklet ETS: Excludes trial size FAR: Free after rebate FEBs: Free with ExtraBucks Fillers:
do, I suggest you get one with a zipper because coupons are as sneaky as Leprechauns and escape whenever they can. Without a zippered binder you may find yourself in the middle of the store with coupons trailing behind as they drop to the floor. Oh, those naughty Qs! Remember my coupon buddy Jenn? She stores everything in a coupon bag, stacking unclipped and labeled inserts together. Within the bag, she uses envelopes and Ziploc® bags for loose Qs. So you can try it my way, or Jenn’s way, and if
and, through coded barcodes, the manufacturer can measure how many people used them to judge how its marketing campaign worked. Right now you may only be familiar with the coupons you find in the Sunday newspaper inserts, but coupons are everywhere. Just walk through your grocery store and look around for manufacturer coupons. Along with product placement, you’ll start to notice giant pads of coupons called Tearpads that are placed right beside the product, sticking out of the shelf. Tearpads