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Welcome couponers from the Southern Women's Show!

Posted April 26, 2013
Updated April 29, 2013


Here's a big welcome to everyone joining us from the Southern Women's Show! Read on for a number of tips and links to resources that should help you to get started in your couponing adventure and take you to the next level of saving!

Daily Smart Shopper blog newsletter: You can have an e-mail sent to you once a day with a list of all the new posts I have made in the last 24 hours. If anything interests you, just click on the link and it brings you to the blog on WRAL. It's a good way to remember to check the site daily so you don't miss any new printable coupons or good deals.

To sign up for the blog, go to the home page of the Smart Shopper blog and click on the newsletter link on the right side of the page. Look for "Get the Smart Shopper e-mail newsletter". Once you sign up, WRAL will send you an e-mail once a day at 3:00 PM with the list of newest information I've posted. Of course, it is free to sign up. 

If you signed up at the show, it will be about a week before you start receiving your blog e-mails. Until then, feel free to read the blog daily through and click on Smart Shopper.

Price Book: Click the link in the box above to find my price book with the prices to look for when shopping for food and non-food essentials.  You may want to print the list so you have it with your coupons while you are shopping.

Grocery Store coupon policies: Click the link in the box above for a summary of the policies as well as links to the store coupon policies on their websites. You may want to print them and have them with you in case there is any coupon confusion.

Drug Store coupon policies: I suggest you print them out so you have them handy in case of an issue at the register.

CVS Coupon Policy

Walgreens Coupon Policy

Rite Aid Coupon Policy

Meal Planning: Click HERE for meal planning suggestions and resources.

Printable coupon websites, coupon clipping services, sending expired coupons to military overseas: Click the link for New February Printable Coupons in the box above for a list of printable coupon websites from legit companies.  Click HERE for a list of other helpful resources including how long to freeze food, coupon clipping services and information on where to send expired coupons to our military.

Couponing abbreviations: You will find that couponers speak their own language so it helps to know the lingo. Click the link in the box above for some help cracking the abbreviations code and deciphering the BOGO's from the ECB's.

Donating expired coupons to U.S. military: You can donate your coupons that are expired up to 6 months to our US military overseas who have access to an on-base commissary. For more information click HERE. Get cash back on groceries with this app! Read my article about this money saving app for Apple products and Android devices at the Ibotta information link in the box above. Get the app and many more details at the website. 

Swagbucks: One of the ways I earn free giftcards to CVS (and many other stores) is by using a site called Swagbucks.   I use the Swagbucks search engine instead of doing my searches on sites like Google.  Click the link in the box above about Mega Swagbucks Friday for all the details on how the program works and to sign up (it's free). You can go directly to the Swagbucks site HERE.

Recyclebank: Not only will you learn about great ways to become more eco-friendly in your home and throughout your community with Recyclebank, you will also be able to earn freebies, coupons and gift cards to places like Panera, iTunes, Best Buy and more! It's free to join  HERE and you can start earning points right away by doing easy activities like watching videos about recycling, pledging to recycle certain products and reading articles about eco-friendly topics.

BzzAgent: Another program I recommend for getting free products to sample, free product coupons and coupons to share is BzzAgent. Click HERE for their website.

Smart Shopper on Facebook and Twitter: For those of you who enjoy the social media sites, you can find the Smart Shopper Facebook page HERE and the Smart Shopper Twitter page HERE.

Questions: Please post your couponing questions in the Share the Deals & Questions post I make every day or in the specific thread for the subject (if there is one). You can submit your questions and share any deals you find in the Comments section at the bottom of the post. In order to post anything, you will need to register, which is free and easy to do.

Thanks again for coming to the class and please share your experiences as you embark on your couponing journey. Have fun!


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 29, 2013

    Thank you so much, Tonya! I am so happy to have you here on the blog!

    Sorry we missed each other, newsnut, but I totally understand. It is easy to lose track of time there! Glad you had fun!

  • newsnut Apr 28, 2013

    I missed you yesterday at The Southern Women's Show. Lost track of time and then couldn't find the stage. Anyway we had a great time at the show!!

  • LovetoSave Apr 27, 2013

    I really enjoyed seeing you at the women's show. Thank you for all your wonderful advice and hard work helping us save money.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 26, 2013

    My thanks to all the Smart Shopper readers who joined us at the mini coupon class today! I really appreciate that you came (and I hope you won something!). I am sorry we didn't have a chance to chat after the class. They were ready to get the next speaker going so no time to hang out.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone there tomorrow at the booth!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 26, 2013

    Looking forward to it as well, newsnut!

  • newsnut Apr 26, 2013

    looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!!