Midday Fix: Tips from Living on a Coupon’s Jessica Hacker

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Jessica Hacker
Living on a Coupon

www.livingonacoupon.com

Jessica’s Tips:

Pick a couponing budget and stick to it.  Just because you have a coupon doesn’t mean you have to use it.  Make sure it is a product you will use so you are not spending unnecessary money.

Pick up the Sunday newspaper for the coupon inserts and follow your favorite brands on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). Manufactures will offer high value coupons or free products through these outlets.

Devote 1 hour a week to couponing.  While watching your favorite tv show print, clip and organize your coupons, then visit Livingonacoupon.com to see where to use them to get the best deal.

Avoid getting overwhelmed by picking only one store to start couponing at.  I recommend starting with a drugstore; toiletries always seem to be a huge percentage of our monthly budgets; They are extremely expensive yet with coupons are always the items that we are getting free or even making money on. Drugstores are much easier to understand; the deals are simple and will help you get the hang of living frugal.

Ask questions.  Join Living on a coupon’s fanpage and follow twitter where thousands of couponers at different experience levels are sharing their deals, questions and swapping coupons.  It is the best live resource for coupon deals.

Jessica’s Favorite Resources:

Restaurant.com – Before dining out be sure to check this website where you can buy $25 restaurant gift cards for as little as $2!!

ShopSavvy.com – a phone app that helps you get the best deal by comparison shopping.  Scan the product barcode and the app will show you where you can get a better deal locally or online.

Ebates.com – When shopping online always go through Ebates first.  Ebates will give you a percentage of your purchase back in cash just for going through them!

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