Buy a Fully Loaded Coupon Binder!!!

Here’s what you will get:

  • 2″ Tech gear 3-ring zippered binder
  • 28 (9) Professional Pocket Coupon Protector Sheets
  • Front Page with space for contact information
  • Binder Pouch with zipper for scissors, pens, highlighters
  • 6 Page Protectors
  • 1 pen
  • 1 Highlighter
  • “Store Policies” Page
  • “Expiring Soon” Page
  • 10 Tab dividers
  • 10 typed categories for tabs + blank tabs
  • Pocket on the front
  • “Coupon 101″ 2 paged Austin Couponing publication with tips and coupon lingo to get you started
  • “Get it ready” Austin Couponing publication page with complete directions on how to organize your binder
  • Mesh pocket on inside front
  • Front page category table of contents and information page
  • “Freebie Coupons” page
  • 1 Folder

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Binder is $29.95 for a limited time only!!!

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These will be shipped PRIORITY mail (2-3 days)

FREE Program to Manage Photos, Appointments, Videos, Documents & More!

I love this program and wanted to share it again for those of you that didn’t see it last time I posted it.

You can get organized with a new program from AboutOne where they can safely store and manage you information such as, photos, children’s artwork and health, education and home records, etc.

You can sign up for FREE right now here.

Manilla – Free Online Account & Bill Organizer

I recently just discovered this awesome site called Manilla that helps you organize your accounts, bills, documents and more and I’m lovin’ it! Even sweeter right now you can currently sign up for FREE here! Manilla helps you manage all of your household accounts, including financial, utilities, subscriptions and travel rewards programs, in one secure place online.

Manilla provides you with an automated, organized view of all of your account information, text and/or email reminders to pay bills and unlimited storage of account documents.

Why is Manilla necessary? Most people have more than 20 different household accounts, including three to four credit cards, several travel and hotel rewards accounts, multiple magazine and newspaper subscriptions, plus cable, phone, and other assorted utility bills. In order to stay on top of all this, people have to manage daily incoming paper mail, an array of online usernames and passwords, and websites in order to access important account information and take action. Manilla seamlessly retrieves all your account information – current balances, previous payments, upcoming bills due – and stores it for you in one secure place. Most importantly, you need only one password to view, manage and organize it all.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Manilla.

May All You Magazine Coupon Round-Up!

All You Magazine has tons of high valued manufacturer coupons such as the list below!  Often there’s at least one coupon that’s for a free item.  All you Magazine can only be bought online or at Walmart stores… Walmart usually carries this magazine for around $2-$3 bucks! Go here to see how you can get this magazine for just $0.47 an issue (today only)..Plus, you can easily get your moneys worth for  the cost of this subscription with just an issue worth of coupons!

May All You Magazine Coupon Round Up!

Rimmel  Mascara $2 pg. 24 (exp.5/31/12)
Sally Hansen Beauty Tools $2 off $4 item pg. 35 (exp.5/31/12)
Sergeant’s Pronyl OTC Max $5 pg. 104 (exp.8/6/12)
Stouffer’s Farmer’s Harvest Steam Perfect Bags $1/2 pg. 126 (exp.6/30/12)
Stouffer’s Multi-Serve Entree $1.50 pg. 71 (exp.6/30/12)
Dole All Natural Fruit Jars .75 pg. 113 (exp. 6/30/12)
Dulcolax Laxative Tablets for Women $2 pg. 61 (exp.12/31/12)
e.p.t. $2 pg. 53 (exp.8/31/12)
Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste $1 pg. 121 (exp.6/30/12)
Bic Razors $2 pg 46. (exp.6/9/12)
Caldescene $1 pg. 53 (exp.8/31/12)
Comet Stainless Steel Spray, Cream Cleanser & Polish or Powder Cleanser .75 pg. 57 (exp.10/1/12)
Digiorno Pizza Dipping Strips .75 pg. 126 (exp.6/30/12)
Extra Gum .50/2 pg. 39 (exp.6/30/12)
Gentle Naturals $1 pg. 53 (exp.8/31/12)
Glade Spring Collection $1 pg. $1 (exp.7/27/12)
Hot Pockets Snackers 10 oz $1/2 pg. 126 (exp.6/30/12)
Margaret Holmes Southern Style Vegetables .75/2 pg. 92 (exp.8/31/12)
Michael Angelo’s Entree 20 oz+ $1.50 pg. 96 (exp.6/30/12)
Nestle frozen snack $1 pg. 126 (exp.6/30/12)
NYC New York Color $1.50/2 pg. 31 (exp.5/31/12)
Jack’s Pizza .75 pg. 87 (exp.6/30/12)
Kikkoman Marinades .50 pg 85 (exp.10/31/12)
Luzianne Tea .50 pg. 94 (exp.7/31/12)
M&M’s 8 oz bag $1 pg. 16 (exp.6/30/12)
Ortega Mexican Foods $1 pg. 102 (exp.6/30/12)
Ragu Taco Shells free to $1.50 wyb Pasta Sauce pg. 1 (exp.5/27/12)

Couptivate: HOT New Program that Organizes your Daily Deal Site Vouchers (Groupon, Plum District + More!)

 

Wow! I am LOVIN’ this next program….You know how I am always posting hot deals for daily deal sites (like Groupon, Plum District, Living Social, etc)?! Well I don’t know about you but I always seem to forget what vouchers I have, when I can use them, where I got them from….

So this new program organizes all of that information for you!! You can sign up for FREE here and Couptivate will help you stay organized so you don’t forget to use your vouchers or where you even got them from!

It even sends you email reminders so deals and coupons will never expire or go unused.

Couptivate: HOT New Program that Organizes your Daily Deal Site Vouchers (Groupon, Plum District + More!)

 

Wow! I am LOVIN’ this next program….You know how I am always posting hot deals for daily deal sites (like Groupon, Plum District, Living Social, etc)?! Well I don’t know about you but I always seem to forget what vouchers I have, when I can use them, where I got them from….

So this new program organizes all of that information for you!! You can sign up for FREE here and Couptivate will help you stay organized so you don’t forget to use your vouchers or where you even got them from!

It even sends you email reminders so deals and coupons will never expire or go unused.

*HOT* NEW Austin Couponing Feature: A Coupon Database – Find Coupons!

I am soooo excited to announce an awesome new feature on Austin Couponing! A COUPON DATABASE!!!! Now you can search for ANY coupon out there! We have a new “Coupon Database” which you can use to find any coupon you’re looking for. Including printables, coupon in newspapers, magazine, websites and more!

If you look to the right hand side on the sidebar ——————————————–>

you will see the box that says “Coupon Database” (like the picture above) just click on that and it will take you to the database. You can search for specific coupons or even just certain brands. Say you’re looking for toilet paper, just type that in the search box and it will pull up all the coupons out there for toilet paper!

  • If you want to print a “Printable” one, you just need to click on the source. So it will say like Printable or CouponNetwork. So say a coupon is on Coupons.com, you just need to click where it says printable and it will take you to Coupons.com to print it.
  • You can also click on “Advanced search”  to enter in more details and really narrow down your search!
  • You can see when coupons expire, what coupons are in specific newspaper inserts and more.

Another HOT feature… If you want to find coupon matchups for specific stores you shop at that I don’t list….just get your weekly ad for that store. Then, you can type your favorite items into the search box to see if there is a coupon for that item and where it is or a link to  print it!

Have fun and don’t forget it’s there next time you’re searching for a coupon! Enjoy…

Huge List of Couponing Tips!!!

I looked all over for people’s favorite coupon tips for new couponers and below are their responses! My comments are in a different color. This are all the best ones I found, hope it helps!!! And as always please ask any questions, this is why I’m here! To help you!!

  • It is ok if coupons expire! Do not buy just because you do not want to waste a coupon!
  • Organize, research and have fun
  • Start with ONE drug store and ONE grocery store. I was overwhelmed with Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS deals
  • Don’t try to go on a shopping trip with your coupons shoved in your purse
  • TLC Extreme Couponing is not accurate! Most trips are staged and planned with months and months. You can save a lot but the show is a little exaggerated.
  • Start slow, and if any friends coupon, go along…don’t buy…just watch and listen
  • Don’t use coupons because they are a good deal, use them only on items you’ll actually use, and be patient, try to match coupons with store sales in your area.
  • Stay organized…get a binder! (We’re going to start selling them pretty soon!!!)
  • Be patient… do research and get organized… start small!
  • I love the buy one get one free deal + add two coupons to that deal = nice savings (Make sure your store allows it)
  • Do not shop with kids! Lol they will try to buy everything other than what you went for (In my case this includes husbands too :P )
  • Buy only what you need. If you throw it out or have to give it away, you’re wasting money. Factor in the cost of newspapers, gas etc into your savings. If you have to drive 20 miles to save a $1 you’re losing money.
  • Be proud of yourself! Every little bit of SAVINGS counts….
  • Don’t expect to save 99% on your very first trip… The average fist -timer saves around 35%. Try not to go overboard for the first trip anyways. It can get stressful. It gets easy with practice.Don’t be afraid of the coupons or the cashiers, if the cashier acts confused with the coupons she’s probably as new as you are to the game. If they insist that you can’t use the coupon, either go to their management or just ask them to remove it off the bill.(I know this can be scary and sometimes even embarrassing, but always remember is costing you money not to speak up!)
  • Be nice to your cashier. (Unless you are at Walmart! Lol jk!)
  • DONT BE A SHELF CLEANER!! THESE PEOPLE ARE THE WORST AND THEY RUIN IT FOR THAT AVERAGE SHOPPER. Extreme couponing is only useful is you intend to help others. Saving money is great, but let’s keep things in perspective and give everyone else a chance to reap the benefits of couponing. (I couldn’t agree more! Shelf cleaning is a horrible thing to encounter at the store specially if you are just starting)
  • Learn store policies so that you don’t find yourself not getting the deals that you went to get. Every store is different, so look up their policy it will save you a headache and heartache later. Also, always read the small print on coupons, to find out if there is a limit or etc. (We have all the store policies posted here)
  • Also remember that regardless of how good the deal seems, MOST of the time you are spending money to use a coupon. If you don’t really need it, don’t feel obligated to use the coupon.
  • I try to scope out my cashier…grouchy cashiers are the worst. Male cashiers are usually the best in my experience!
  • Know how much you’ll realistically use. Don’t clear shelves. I doubt you really need to take the last 20 toothpastes. Even if they are free.
  • Choose your level of insanity and don’t beat yourself up cause you miss a deal others get… be happy for the deals you do get. Don’t hoard… be polite… share (donate)… learn then teach, don’t try to explain everything to somebody until you get a handle on it!!! (Love this one!)
  • Team up with your family and make it fun filled saving.
  • My idea of a good deal changed drastically when I started couponing. I rarely pay over $1 or $2 for anything I know I have a coupon for.
  • Find a coupon buddy and team up. Always easier to hand over a stack of coupons with your buddy behind you and not some mother of 4 screaming children waiting for you to “hurry up”. And help each other out, share deals and trade coupons.
  • Set a budget. It doesn’t take long to over spend when you are buying multiple items of everything you need.
  • And don’t forget to price match and still use your coupon. Makes for more savings
  • Make it a habit to only go to the store when you have your binder…..this alone saves us a fortune (no more wasteful grabby trips), plus you get in the habit of always looking to see if you have a coupon for an item.
  • Don’t buy something just because you have a coupon.
  • DON’T TAKE YOUR COUPONS AND SALES ADS TO THE STORE ON SATURDAY WHEN THE SALE DOESN’T START TIL SUNDAY. (LOL, Been there done that!)
  • I live in a small town and get the local paper as well as a metro area paper. Usually the coupons are different. I meet my parents or sister in a bigger town an hour away about once a month. I will start planning trips to some of the stores in that town that I don’t have where I live. You can also get people to mail you their coupons or sales ads. Another thing that helps is having someone else encouraging you and couponing too. At work we go through sales ads and coupons together at lunch and share stories of how much we saved.
  • My biggest tip is to make “friends” with at least one cashier at the store, it makes it easier when the cashier thinks what you are doing is cool and not a pain. Also try not to anger the managers… they can be the bane of your existence.
  • Don’t forget rain checks! Easy way to extend a sale and get the popular items that are gone before u get there!
  • Bring your coupons with you EVERY time you leave the house, you never know when you’ll find a good deal.
  • Experiment until you find the right storage system for you – the binder system works best for me.
  • My biggest tip is to not feel embarrassed about using coupons! There will always be people who look at you a little funny… they’re just curious and some are probably jealous!
  • Pick one store to start out with… mine was walgreens

Newspaper Insert Preview!

There will be a 3 inserts in this Sunday’s paper:

If you just started couponing it would help a lot to know how many newspapers to buy (you don’t have to buy newspapers if you don’t want to but it helps a lot!)

The rule of thumb is 1 newspaper per family member so we have 4 family members , so I buy 4. Some people buy an extra newspapers, but I have issues with this since I am not a fan of odd numbers!

Also, if you are barely starting and all this is really new to you, I recommend buying only 2. If there’s a BOGO sale you can still get 1 deal. Once you get the hang of it you can buy as many as you want.