Sunday, October 26, 2014
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

Lost & Found


Video Lost: Cat, black and white, last seen the evening of Sept. 29 in the Woodcreek Subdivision area, La Vernia. Reward for his safe return. Call Richard, 830-779-2080 or 210-776-4930.
Lost: Small black female dog, no collar, her name is Shortcake, has long hair, Sutherland Springs area. Call 830-391-5099.

VideoLost Dog! Golden/Pyrenees mix, Kaiha, was last seen October 11 - Hwy 119 - Denhawken area. Was wearing collar (Drama Queen). Please help us find her! Call Billy 210-745-6059. Thank you!
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Be skeptical of ads that say you can make lots of money working from the comfort of your home. If this were true, wouldn’t we all be working at home?
Billing and Shipping Rep. needed for local manufacturer in Elmendorf. Responsibilities: customer service, sales order entry, bills of lading, internet sales and shipping, filing, and answering phones. Requirements: high school diploma or GED, packaging and shipping knowledge preferred with DOT and HAZMAT. Excellent benefits offered.  Fax 210-635-7999 Email resumes@vpracingfuels.com; 7124 Richter Road, Elmendorf, TX.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›

Tips from the Coupon Queen


‘Clipless’ or cutting everything?




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.

February 26, 2014 | 877 views | Post a comment

Dear Jill,

I want to save with coupons. I read your column and know that those who coupon are saving a great deal of money. But I can’t shake the idea of how much time it would take me to cut and carry all those coupons around. The idea of it just makes me cringe. I don’t have any time to do that, but I also am not a coupon app person, as I don’t use my phone for that. If I’m going to do this it will be with paper coupons. Help convince me this is something I can do without becoming one of those coupon people who everyone rolls their eyes at in the checkout.

Dina K.

It’s kind of funny to me how many people equate coupon clipping with carrying around every coupon that they own. Nothing could be further from the truth. While I love coupons and fully embrace their savings potential, I try to spend as little time as possible preparing for a shopping trip -- and I definitely do not take every coupon I own to the store with me.

For close to eight years now, I’ve embraced the “clipless” method. I believe it’s the fastest, easiest way to spend as little time as possible preparing for a shopping trip. I love this terminology, because it’s a bit of a play on words -- you really do clip less. So, how do you go “clipless?”

With this system, you’ll keep your newspaper coupon inserts intact every week -- no wasting time cutting or carrying coupons you won’t use. When I’m ready to plan a shopping trip, I cut only the coupons I need from my inserts, and then add them to my coupon wallet to take to the store.

This method is a breeze to use when paired with an online component -- a grocery matchup site, coupon blog or coupon database. All of these tools will provide you with the reference to a coupon and where to find it. For example, if you were looking for a sale on a particular brand of grape juice, the coupon site might reference a $1-off-2 coupon in the “7/14 RP.” This reference tells you the date the coupon was in your inserts (July 14th) and the name of the insert it can be found in -- RedPlum. As you begin to save your inserts each week, you’ll quickly build a library of RedPlum, SmartSource and Procter & Gamble inserts from which to choose coupons.

I have two easy options for organizing whole coupon inserts. If you get one or two newspapers each week, an accordion file is an inexpensive and convenient way to organize. Use one pocket of the accordion for each month’s inserts. When your coupon inserts arrive, write the date on the front of the insert (example: 10/7/13.) Then, keep each month’s inserts together in the same pocket. If you receive many papers each week, using a plastic file crate is a great option too. Use a hanging file folder to contain each month’s inserts, and then hang the file in the crate.

When I’m ready to plan a shopping trip, I will look at my site of choice to start planning my list. If you’re new to couponing, you’ll probably like grocery list matchup sites like SavingsAngel.com or GroceryGame.com. Coupon enthusiasts around the country also write free blogs focusing on specific stores or market areas. (I blog supermarket and drugstore sales each week too at jillcataldo.com.) Coupon databases like CouponTom.com make it fast and easy to enter in the brand or item you’re looking for. The database will immediately return a list of current coupons, with their date references. These tools will also let you know if there are printable or electronic coupons available too.

Next week, I’ll have some advice on organizing a coupon wallet.

Smart Living Tip: Use a search engine to find a coupon blog that’s local to your area. Coupon bloggers are often passionate about sharing savings with others, and blogs can be a great way to find out what’s happening sale-wise at the local level.

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

Coupons in today’s paper:

• $5 OFF, Air Vent Cleaning
special, King Carpet Services, 8B
• $10 OFF, LifeChek Drug, 8B
• BOGO Admission, Krossfire
paintball, 8B
• 50% off, Holiday car wash, 8B
• 10% OFF, Air Pro, 7D
• Buy 1 meal, get 1 free, Kicaster
Country Store, 8B
• FREE 20 oz. cup of coffee, The
Tote, 8B
• $10 OFF; & extra 20% off
Bealls insert

© CTW Features
 
« Previous Blog Entry (February 19, 2014)
 


Your Opinions and Comments
Be the first to comment 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 ExpertsChester WilsonHeavenly Touch homeDrama KidsBlue Moon Karaoke & DJSacred Heart SchoolVoncille Bielefeld homeAllstate & McBride RealtyWilson's Auto Chooser

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