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Welcome couponers from the North Raleigh class!

Posted April 29, 2013


Here's a big welcome to everyone who attended the lunch and learn I taught today in North Raleigh! 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 class, 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 30, 2013

    Thanks for having me, bnw! I really enjoyed chatting with everyone and look forward to hearing about your savings!

  • bnw Apr 30, 2013

    Thank you so much for coming! Everyone enjoyed having you and learned so much. I received lots of compliments. Hopefully we will be forming a "coupon swap" monthly lunch and we will be able to share stories, best practices and get to know more people. Thanks again!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 30, 2013

    JustMe - there are no Knightdale classes scheduled at this time. You can see the current list of classes that are open to the public on my website at . If you have a group that might want to host a class, just let me know and I can give you the details. Let me know if you have any questions. :-)

  • JustMe83 Apr 29, 2013

    Faye do you have a plan to do any workshops around the knightdale area?