Friday, May 18, 2012

Sort, Clip & Staple 5/18

Do you have a pile of inserts that need clipping?  You’re not alone.  Coupons tend to pile up at my house too.  There are some ways you can reduce your sorting and clipping time considerable.  The key to good coupon shopping is having multiple coupons when you’re ready to buy.  That leads to mini piles of like inserts waiting for your time and patience.
Step #1:  Sort all like inserts.  Split out the pages inside and stack them on top of each other.  When you immediately sort out your coupons where like offers are together it will save you time and aggravation later.

Step #2 Staple.  Yes, stapling the neatly sorted stacks allows you to line up all the dotted lines.  Stack no more than 12 pages that are alike. The stapler will easily hook 12 up together, but more than 12 will start to lose some of the sheets.

Place the staple right on the picture of the product.  We do not want the staple near the expiration date or the barcode.  Those must be visible to the cashier.  The picture is a good place for the staple. 

Step #3 Cut.  Now with all the coupons lined up, cut your stapled pages.  This will keep you from clipping for hours.  Cut about 1/4” around each coupon so that you have plenty of space and do not accidentally clip off part of a bar code or expiration date.   Pair of good scissors will do the job. 

Step #4 Purge.  Time to create a special section for all your coupons that you will not use.  Purge those immediately to your coupon club or swap board.  If you won’t use it, maybe someone else will.  This is how you get all those extra coupons you are looking to find as well. 

Step #5  Organize.  Now put your nice packets of coupons in your coupon organizer.  If you’re short on time, always have a way to put coupons in a category, like Frozen to be sorted more specifically when you have more time.  Keep no more than 20 general categories. 

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County Market
Coupon Clipping Services:

Lynn’s Coupons and Refunding Service Put COUNTY MARKET FREE SHIPPING in check out for free shipping on your first order. This offer must be for a purchase greater than $5, and can not be combined with any other offer. She provides newspaper, non newspaper, coupons and rebate forms.
Kuntry Klippers This service specializes in newspaper coupons. Their fees vary but are between 10% and 15% of face value. They also run specials on products. They ship a bit slower, allow for 3-4 days in Illinois. All coupons are sold in sets of 20 like coupons. County Market shoppers also get Free Shipping with “First Time County Market” in check out box.

Coupons by Dede This site sells full inserts, and clipped coupons. All of these coupons are newspaper coupons. The price is generally 15% of the face value of the coupon. You can buy 1 coupon, or 100 coupons. Shipping from this site is fairly fast. Very reliable service. She will run “Specials” on coupons when they get within 10 days of expiration.

The Coupon Clippers is the largest clipping service in the country. They provide newspaper, non newspaper, coupons and rebate forms. They have good service, and a large selection. Being the largest, the hottest coupons disappear fast. However, they do get LOTS of coupons.

The Coupon Master has a mix of newspaper and non newspaper coupons. They ship quickly. Their handling fees are 10%-12% of face value. Shipping is quick, usually arrives in 3 days. They do carry rebate forms on the site.

All Internet coupon print limits are subjective. At the time of this email coupons were available for print. If the daily or weekly print limit has been reached, the coupon will be automatically pulled from the websites. You can try to print again tomorrow. All coupons listed are not available in our stores. We list them so you can order or find them to save you money. Check with clipping services, trade boards, or ebay to find coupons not in your store. It is our intent to help you find as many savings opportunities as possible. Enjoy!