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New Q Shoppers, Don't be Scared! You Can Do This!!

hawaiiandawn 9,954 October 24, 2008 at 10:25 PM in Question (3)
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In this forum, we are all here to help each other and learn. (Crikey. Almost two years since I have joined and someone had to explain what a particular smiley meant just last week. Stick Out Tongue) I learned something from a wise q girl a long time ago...."A coupon is a form of payment." Armed with that knowledge, don't fear using the q as long as you are using them as the manufacturer states.

I know there are a couple of websites around that offer to teach you how to coupon shop for a fee. I just wanted to take a moment to tell you there is NO NEED to pay anyone a fee to learn to shop. Smilie All you need is SD and the coupon love you can get here is amazing.

Coupon shopping takes one thing....the confidence to learn and try. It can be scary but you can do it. Again, no need to pay someone. There are many many Jedi masters here that like to help Padawans.

I know it seems like SD can be overwhelming. Especially for those with little time to peruse the entire board. Here are some of my fave threads...

Here's a thread with the rules. I like it because the first two posts have a good list of abbreviations for nooblets. There is some really good info in it too. Not just boring old rules....

Drugstore and Grocery Store Index and Information Thread

Need more q resources??

Clipper Sites Thread

Here is a current list of printable q's. TYVM to Bailey327 and Laulea2782 for all their hard work and to all contributors for their finds! hug

Printable Manufacturer's Coupon Compilation

A new fabulous addition here to SD is the Coupon Database. Thanks SD team!

SD Coupon Database

Having problems printing Brick's coupons??

Troubleshooting Bricks Problems TYVM AlanisRox69

Want to see what's coming?

2013 Newspaper Coupon Insert Schedule TYVM Shopnut. Smilie

A place to trade coupons....

DS Coupon Trading Thread From me. Smilie

A place to gift or receive coupons....

RAOK Thread for Giving Away Coupons TYVM MFH. Smilie

Here is a list of unexpired paper q's to match up with your deals....

Alpha List of Unexpired Newspaper Q's TYVM Thxslic and Shopnut. That thing is a monster to update I am sure.


Need to learn about coupon policy acceptance at your local stores? TYVM Shuri!

Store Coupon Policy and Acceptance Thread [http]

Grumpy cashiers not wanting to take your q's? Commiserate here...

What is the funniest, strangest, most off the wall reason a cashier has given you for NOT taking your coupons?

The Drugstore and Grocery Store Index and Information Thread is mod stickied to the top. Maybe you'd like to create a personal sticky of some of them? At the top of the thread, on the far right is a thread tool link. You can subscribe (my personal fave) or sticky any thread you like.

List of Common Abbreivations

Abbreviations Sitewide and/or Commonly Used Abbreviations in the DS forum (located in WIKI)

LASTLY......don't be afraid to ask! Read the wiki. (What's a and/or Wiki? It's the first post after the initial post in a thread. It can be updated by any registered user. Just like Wikipedia!) And then if you still have a question, I am sure someone will help. PM, IM, phone a friend or bat call. Just ask. Smilie

Afraid of the Wiki? Go here for some FAQ regarding the Wiki.

Whee YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!Whee

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#46
Quote from HeartSong View Post :
Sounds like you are addicted to couponing...welcome to the Coupon Addicts Club.LMAO
Now I am going to have to find a way to organize my coupons. Right now they are in a large letter envelope.. I will have to get an index-card type box and do it like my mama used to do.

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I am looking for somewhere that has EXPIRED ones listed. Wink
Anyone??
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I am looking for somewhere that has EXPIRED ones listed. Wink
Anyone??
You might be out of luck. I think around here once they expire they get pulled from the list. Maybe check taylortown for the coupons that come out in previous inserts?
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Could someone please point me in the right direction of where I can find the Wiki?
I would like to print the coupon for Monster Java to use at CVS. I searced for almost a hour. Thank you. My eyes are killing me!EEK!
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Quote from TIFFINEE605 View Post :
Could someone please point me in the right direction of where I can find the Wiki?
I would like to print the coupon for Monster Java to use at CVS. I searced for almost a hour. Thank you. My eyes are killing me!EEK!
The Wiki is located below the 1st post of every thread.
I tried looking around for your q but it looks like it's found on a tearpad in gas stations (a CVS addict can feel free to correct me).

Here is a link to info on the q: http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?sduid=284244&t=972141

Here is what is mentioned in the Wiki about the Java Monster q in the thread linked above:

"Save $1 off 2 any variety Java Monster (12-31-08) - gas station"

HTH Smilie
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#51
Hi,

You rock! I am a rookie CVSer, just went out of the country for a couple of months and forgot how to get the 3 off 15, 4 off 20coupons, could you please help?

Thanks a million! because of you and the other slick dealers, I was able to take a bunch of CVS stuff to my mother in China! She was very happy!

Sincerely,

Sherrie
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Hi,

You rock! I am a rookie CVSer, just went out of the country for a couple of months and forgot how to get the 3 off 15, 4 off 20coupons, could you please help?

Thanks a million! because of you and the other slick dealers, I was able to take a bunch of CVS stuff to my mother in China! She was very happy!

Sincerely,

Sherrie
The $3 off $15 and $4 off $20 seem to be card specific these days, meaning that if you don't get their in your E-mail account, it won't work for you at all.

The other way is to get them via CRT (i.e. $5/$30) if you are lucky.

Also, the other way is to see if the pharmacist at your local CVS have any $3/15 off while you are shopping. Sadly, many CVS stores hide these (especially in So Cal) as they don't want you having these coupons at all. Frown

However, asking for them and providing your E-mail address is likely to only get you spam from lots of advertisers and is not allowed here.
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#53
Quote from Aperture View Post :
The Wiki is located below the 1st post of every thread.
I tried looking around for your q but it looks like it's found on a tearpad in gas stations (a CVS addict can feel free to correct me).

Here is a link to info on the q: http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?sduid=284244&t=972141

Here is what is mentioned in the Wiki about the Java Monster q in the thread linked above:

"Save $1 off 2 any variety Java Monster (12-31-08) - gas station"

HTH Smilie
Thank you Aperture!
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I'm new to this forum, and I tried couponing many years ago because my mother was heavy into it. But the last few years I've been doing a combination of scratch cooking, with lots of generic purchases to stay in budget. But Hubby isn't a generics kind of guy, even though most of the time he wouldn't know it if he didn't see the package (not all the time though, I'm not nearly that good LOL).

I recently read a blog post about CVS'ing, and didn't even know a thing about it. I avoided drugstores because their prices were so much higher -- I had no idea this was going on 8^)

I started an account with my locals: CVS and Walgreens, and installed the coupon printer. I got my CVS card, but the site won't accept my number. I emailed them earlier, but I doubt I'll hear from them until the weekend is over.

I had plans of trying Walgreens after studying a few threads here, but I was a bit on the sick side until earlier today, so I decided to try tomorrow after ordering my Angel food. But many of the deals are expired now. I'll have to study my timing I suppose. But I'll check again tomorrow in case they have new specials up.

Thanks for the encouragement and lessons 8^)
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#55
Welcome Shreela.


If you scroll down to the bottom of the DS forum page there will be a blue bar. On the left, that blue bar says filter by category. If you pick CVS, it will pull up the all the CVS threads. (You can do the same for Walgreens aka WAGs too.) This helps because you will be able to see threads for tomorrow's deals, next week's deals and probably even the week after that. Most of the really good SD'ers plan their deals in advance so they can match up the coupons with the sales. Smilie
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Welcome Shreela.


If you scroll down to the bottom of the DS forum page there will be a blue bar. On the left, that blue bar says filter by category. If you pick CVS, it will pull up the all the CVS threads. (You can do the same for Walgreens aka WAGs too.)
That was very helpful, thanks so much.
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#57
Shreela,

I am with you. I am a newbie to the couponing too. This is absolutely fascinating stuff. The stuff people are able to do is amazing. Hopefully we will become more comfortable and be able to figure it out as well. I started couponing just recently.. in the past weeks..and now I can't believe I paid full price for so long.

My major issue now is how in the world I am going to organize all these coupons.. And it does take forever to read threads and study up on all the different stores. It was exciting in the beginning but I am already worn out over it.

Good luck!
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#58
Oh Holly. There are whole threads here devoted to organizing them. Here is my fave way....And Hidn gets credit for showing me this....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItllDN1u2u0


The music makes me giggle too.
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Quote from hawaiiandawn View Post :
Oh Holly. There are whole threads here devoted to organizing them. Here is my fave way....And Hidn gets credit for showing me this....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItllDN1u2u0


The music makes me giggle too.
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#60
Thank you for this thread! I just joined recently . . . SD is my favorite site by far when it comes to couponing. I'm sure I've only scratched the surface in what's available. The information is so extensive . .. I love it! I am surprised at how much time and effort goes into this . . . looking for the right deals, preparing for them and then executing them!

I actually don't have time to do the other stuff I like to do . . . surveys and sweeps! I haven't done any sweeps for about 2 months now!! Please tell me I'll get the hang of it and my time can be divied up in the future.look around I just can't help trying to stockpile and lower my budget every month!! Also, there seems to be more at stake with this for me . .. worry, always thinking about deals, should I just stop? shake head Does this do this to you too? Or do I just need to find another way to de-stress? Hmmmm. . . .bounce

I'm happy to be here, thanks!!
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