ANYONE AROUND HERE FROM ARIZONA?
I think there are other people from Arizona, but I am not sure. I myself am from OKlahoma.
Okay, my main ? right now is how do you best utilize your coupons?
Buy things that are on sale (or even better clearance) with coupons. Combine manufacturer coupons with store coupons.
How do you organize all of your inserts?
I cut out every single coupon and then organize them into binders (I have 2--one for food and one for non-foods) in baseball card sheets so i can see them easier and then they are seperated by category with dividrs.
In what way do you keep track of your inventory/expiration dates
I do not have much storage for things in my house so I am not buying many perishables but I rotate stock. I put things out that are the ones that will expire first and then the rest go under my bed (I use this method for medicines). Food is normally eaten by the time it expires or it is frozen. But I rotate that also by putting the near to expire ones where I can see them and the ones with a longer exp date on a higher shelf.
so you know that you have a coupon for an item that is on sale that you would like? That is the basic concept right, buy things WITH coupons on sale so you get a really good deal right?
I keep an eye out on the boards for great deals and I also look through the ads with my coupons in front of me and I try to match the coupons with the items tht interest me. Also if I have nothing to do for a few hours I may go to the grocery store and wander with my coupons and see what I can get for free. I sometimes do this on Saturday evenings if my older kids are with their dad and my hubby is watching cops and America's Most Wanted. It gets me out of the house and sometimes free stuff.
And did I read something about a online coupon class? How does that work?
There was an online coupon class in the past, but I am not sure that is still available. Melissa (ConsumerQueen) would be the one to ask about that.