To begin to take advantage of all the great deals to be had you first need to start clipping coupons. It may take a few weeks to really see the benefits as sometimes there will be a coupon that won’t be exceptionally useful for a couple weeks or so. Then there will be a great deal that matches your coupon and you be amazed at how much you will save.
Here is how to gather coupons:
1) The Sunday Paper, obviously
2) Food Day, and if you aren’t getting it then you can call The Oregonian and they will be more than happy to have it sent to you for free. ( Unfortunately it continues to be hit and miss for me)
3) Friends and family – most of them are probably not using their coupons from the paper and will be more than willing to help you out.
4) Internet – these are called “printable coupons” and many stores take them. Winco, however, does not, but the other major ones like Safeway do. Walgreens does for now but there is a rumor that they will not be soon. That will be sad:(
5) Buying off the internet – yes, you can actually buy coupons. Recently there was a great deal on Glade oil warmers and there were BIGO coupons so Angela and I bought a stack of them off the internet and made some money that way. It was well worth it.
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