Couponing; if you are living on a tight budget is essential, especially if you are shopping for more than one person. In the past couple of years couponing has become less of a hobby and more as a way of life for some people.
There are TV shows dedicated for those who make it almost a full time job, such as “Extreme Couponing.” Couponing is not for the faint of heart and requires a combination of skill, commitment, knowledge and social networking. For a rookie couponer to get started there are websites such as those found online that will lay a nice foundation for those looking for deals. This websites offer coupons from manufactures themselves as well as articles and links to how to get outside coupons.
The couponing that your grandmother used to do is no where near the couponing of today. Utilizing your smartphone can be a lifesaving tool. There are now several apps available where you can store your coupons on your phone and have them scanned at the register at many of your local grocery stores.
My favorite coupon organizer app is Scissor. This app allows me to track my coupons and organize them from expiration date and I can store them in up to 23 different categories. Gone is the binder I used to lug to the grocery store every sunday.
http://www.appszoom.com/android_applications/shopping/scissors-coupon-organizer_hldgr.html Don’t forget your couponing roots.
Newspapers and magazines still remain some of the best sources for newspapers. I find that my local newspapers contain about the same caliber of coupons as does the major newspaper so I don’t suggest going crazy on subscriptions to newspapers from coast to coast.