Friday, December 31, 2010

Couponing 101 Quick Reference

South Suburban Savings covers a lot of different ways to get stuff for FREE (such as requesting samples & playing winnable sweepstakes), but this blog has a special emphasis on couponing.  Hopefully this guide clears up any questions you may have about coupons, reward programs, or my abbreviations! :)

Tips, Tricks & Other Suggestions
  • Set up a separate email for coupons/samples/freebies/etc so you don't flood your personal email with spam
  • I have a whole section on this blog dedicated to printable coupons.   I also have a coupon gallery where you can print your coupons directly from this site!  However, I realize that not everyone has a printer, and sometimes you can experience technical difficulties (or just run out of ink).  That's why I have another section set up for printable coupons that you can request by mail
  • When you go shopping, ditch the plastic bags for reuseable bags.  They're often stronger and bigger...and they're environmentally friendly!  Plus, many stores offer to take a few cents off your total for each bag you bring in! 
  • Make sure to check out my "Tips for Using Coupons" post!

Coupon Code
Whenever I post up the weekly deals, I use a special coupon code.  The first time I saw it myself, I couldn't quite figure everything out.  So here is the decoder :)

$1.50/1 Huggies Product, exp. 12-11-10 (SS 11/14/10)

translates into
  Save $1.50 off of 1 Huggies product. This coupon expires December 11, 2010. It can be found in the Smart Source coupon insert of the Sunday newspaper from November 14, 2010.

SS = Smart Souce coupon insert from Sunday paper
RP = Red Plum coupon insert from Sunday paper
PG = P&G coupon insert from Sunday paper

Helpful Links


--Currently, CVS has no official coupon policy made available to the public--

*This post may contain affiliate links...they are what helps to keep South Suburban Savings alive! However, I do my best to only post credible deals, and I participate in most of them myself. To see my full disclosure policy, CLICK HERE!

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