To get ready for our first week of class coming soon, start collecting newspaper coupons for the next couple of weeks. Keep your eyes open in your local mailers and even email in-box.
At a coffee shop on a Sunday? See if anyone has left a discarded paper on the table with the coupons still in it! Many patrons will get a paper to peruse while they enjoy their coffee and pastry, then leave the paper for the next patron to enjoy. Many times, the papers will still have the advertisements and coupons STILL in them. Collecting multiples of coupons will help when it comes to stockpiling those items your family eats frequently (in my house that is Pop Tarts!)
Save all of the coupon inserts for our first week of class (Coming in October) and be sure to label them with the date on the front. If you need to clip coupons to use from now until then, feel free! But try to keep the packets together so in our first week we can explore ways of getting organized for our shopping trips.
Lastly, if you don't have a store loyalty card, CVS ExtraCare Card or other loyalty programs (office supply stores and even Toys R Us have these too) SIGN UP NOW.
I just signed up for Kohl's email list the other day and got a $5 off a $5 purchase to use. I am going to pair that with my Kohl's Cash and a great sale in a week or so and hopefully purchase the Shark Steam Pocket Mop I have had my eye on!!
*Don't forget to comment in the previous post if you are going to be "participating" in the Coupon Institute!*