Monday, November 24, 2014
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Lost & Found

Found: Horse off FM 775. Call with detailed description to retrieve. 210-325-7871.

VideoMissing from stockdale. Has two week old puppies that need her milk. Last seen wearing a faded red and white collar with Deason blue rabies collar. Please call 8303917411

VideoFound; Small shaggy dog. Male very friendly. Lhasa mix? Text if he's yours or if you want him. 210-867-8706.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Dental assistant for busy La Vernia office, must have 3+ years experience in general dentistry and certified. Qualified applicants only, call 830-779-2727 or email edward_elizondo@att.net.
The City of Floresville is currently accepting applications for the following positions: PERMIT TECHNICIAN/INSPECTOR (1). A complete job description and application form may be obtained at City Hall, 1120 D Street, Floresville, Texas 78114, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; or Floresville website, www.cityoffloresville.org. Deadline to submit application is 5:00 PM on Monday, December 1, 2014. The City of Floresville is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, nationality, related medical condition or handicap.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›

Tips from the Coupon Queen


Save more, clip less coupons




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Disclaimer:
Jill Cataldo is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or wilsoncountynews.com.

CTW Features
September 5, 2012 | 1,212 views | 1 comment

Let’s look at how coupon shoppers match coupons to sales. Have you ever rifled through a drawer and found stacks of out-of-date coupons you clipped and forgot? Cutting too many coupons can be stressful and unnecessary. This reader is at her wit’s end.

Dear Jill,

I am trying to get into couponing because we need to save money, but I’m going crazy trying to figure everything out. I have been cutting coupons every week and putting them in a binder like I’ve seen other people do. But I spend hours keeping track of everything and I still don’t think I’m saving as much as I could be. There has to be an easier way. Help! - Jackie A.

Dear Jackie,

Rest assured, there is a much easier way to shop with coupons. The moment I really started loving coupons was the moment I stopped cutting all of them out of the newspaper the moment it arrived.

Did you catch that? I stopped cutting all of my coupons out. I’ve also never been a fan of carrying a coupon binder, so I don’t. But I’m still saving money and spending less than an hour a week organizing my grocery list and coupons.

I use a “clipless” method of couponing, meaning I literally clip less. Cutting only what you need for the current week is the fastest and easiest way to use coupons.

To get started, stop thinking that you have to cut out every coupon you find. If that’s your typical method, ask yourself, do you ever use all of the coupons that you cut? You probably don’t. At the end of every month, you probably spend time weeding unused and expired coupons out of your file or binder.

Instead of cutting coupons, save the entire coupon insert the week it arrives, and only cut the coupons you need for this week’s shopping trip. This is the easiest way to match coupons to sales!

You may wonder, “How do I know what coupons to use this week? How am I even going to find them?” Head online. There are many grocery list match-up sites that make it easy to match your coupons to local sales. These sites provide a list of all products on sale at your store, with lists of the best, least-expensive buys. The sites also tell you exactly which coupons to use to reduce low sale prices even more. When you spot an item you want, find that coupon insert and cut the coupon. After you’re finished, you’ll have a small stack of coupons that match the items you plan to buy this week -- no more, no less.

Keep in mind that grocery list match-up sites reference the coupons in your inserts by date and name. If a coupon for cereal is located in the April 1 RedPlum insert, the list might say, “$1 off: 4/1 RP.” When my coupon inserts arrive, I like to note the date big up top. Then, I keep all of the inserts in an accordion file, one pocket for each month.

When I’m ready to plan my shopping trip, I go to a grocery list match-up site. It takes about ten minutes to select the items I want to buy. I print my list, and then I go to my coupon file and pull out every insert that matches an item on my list. I cut those coupons, then return each insert to the file. This usually takes about 30 to 40 minutes, depending on how many items I’m buying.

That’s it! Shopping list in one hand and coupons in the other, I’m ready to hit the store and start saving. To learn even more about this method and view a list of popular grocery list match-up sites, visit my website, SuperCouponing.com, and click the “Getting Started” link at the bottom of the page.

Jill Cataldo, a coupon workshop instructor, writer and mother of three, never passes up a good deal. Learn more about couponing at her website, www.jillcataldo.com. Email your own couponing victories and questions to jill@ctwfeatures.com.

© CTW Features
 
« Previous Blog Entry (August 29, 2012)
 


Your Opinions and Comments

 
Webmaster  
Floresville  
September 5, 2012 12:01pm
 
 
See these coupons in today’s paper!
•10% OFF, Air Pro, 5D
•20% OFF at Teague’s Tree Service, 8D
•WCN subscription coupon, 8B
•Double business card order for FREE at WCN, ... Read More Read More
 

Share your comment or opinion on this story!


You must be logged in to post comments:



Other Tips from the Coupon Queen

Tips from the Coupon Queen bio header
WCN Coupons tips from the coupon queen
Triple R DC ExpertsVoncille Bielefeld homeEast Central Driving SchoolAllstate & McBride RealtyChester WilsonBlue Moon Karaoke & DJHeavenly Touch home

  Copyright © 2007-2014 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.