You Can Coupon!

There are so many cool things to learn when it comes to couponing. In fact we teach a 2 hour coupon class, called “Seven Secrets to Successful Couponing” (NEW!  ORDER on DVD!),  which doesn’t even cover all the great stuff we could tell you… (we could go on for hours and hours talking about coupon strategies and ways to save money). So we will try to keep it simple and sweet!

First off, did you know that YOU HAVE CONTROL over how much you spend on Groceries?

Look at all the things we got for FREE using coupons.

Ready to get started??

Here is what you need to do.


Internet Coupons: {coupons you can print at home from your computer}  Our favorite sites for printing coupons are, Smart Source, and Red Plum. Here is where you can find more sites to print coupons from. We also have a great tutorial for printing coupons. Newspaper Coupons: These come as inserts in the Sunday Paper. Looks for the names Smart Source, Procter & Gamble, and Red Plum. Store coupons: {Keep your eyes out for coupons in the store.}

Catalina– a printable coupon that is handed to you with your receipt at the store, many times it is a voucher for “store cash”.  This is one of the most effective ways of getting items free!  We always KNOW which products will trigger this catalina.  If you follow our site, we always tell you when this will happen. (More info HERE!) Peelies– peel off coupons found on products at stores Blinkies-found in the aisle at the store spitting out of the blinking black box Tear Pads– Usually displayed next to the product and tear off of a pad.


You won’t be able to effectively use your coupons if you aren’t organized! It is OK to start simple! Monica started with a little dollar store photo book, because she just wanted to test out couponing before she put a lot of effort into an organization system. Here are a few methods for organizing your coupons once you are ready to step it up! (We wrote an entire series about getting organized and you can find it here, or just click on “Get Organized” under “Learn to be a frugal” on our menu bar.  (You can watch us and see how we use our different organization systems in our 90 minute DVD, Seven Secrets to Successful Couponing).

Filing Method: Get a letter sized accordion file and file your coupon inserts. Don’t clip until you are ready to use them. With this method you do not have to waste anytime clipping coupons you never use. You will have to spend time clipping before you can shop, and you will not know where your coupons are if you unexpectedly find an item on sale. You could also clip your coupons and store them in a small accordion file.

Binder Method: This is Monica’s choice. Check out her binder and organization method. She keeps her coupons in baseball card holder sheets. You could also use photo album sheets. She keeps them organized by category, so she can find them quickly and easily.

No-Clip or ClipLESS Method: This is Cathy’s choice. Don’t clip your inserts. Place them in a sheet protector along with a list of all of the coupons in the insert. You do not have to type that up! Simply copy and paste the coupon list from our coupon preview to a word doc and print. Then put all of your inserts in a binder.

Clipping Method: We recommend that you get more then one insert each week. In fact we get five! Do not clip each one separately! Stack each matching page together and cut all five inserts at one time!


You do not have to do all the work, that is what a coupon blog is for! Best of all, IT’S FREE! (We show you how to use it effectively in our Seven Secrets of Couponing DVD!)


Just because you have a coupon doesn’t mean you should use it right away!  We ALWAYS wait for a good sale!

Combining FAB sales + coupons = HUGE SAVINGS!

When you see an item on a super good sale, purchase a lot of it! This is how we effectively build a stockpile! Never again will you just run to the store to grab something you need and pay full price.  From now on, you will shop from your stockpile – a stockpile that is full of items you paid pennies on the dollar for!!   You will now menu plan from your stockpile and use what items are on a good sale that week. FINAL THOUGHTS: Couponing does take time to incorporate into your daily life (we five are busy women!) but the time you spend will bless your family!  YOU can reap the rewards of couponing!  You CAN slash your bill by 50-90% purchasing brand name items!  We no longer purchase store brand items, and we’re spending less than we did before!  We are living fabulously on LESS!! Be sure to check out all the other great features on our blog!   We also have a weekly series about “Fab Family Fun”, “Fabulessly Frugal Friday”, “Menu Planning from your Stockpile”, and MUCH MORE!  Feel free to contact usany time with your questions!

Feeling Overwhelmed?  We’ll help you learn it all one step at a time in our 90 minute DVD titled:

7 Secrets of Successful Couponing



  • Mandi

    I am so new at this ad have tried to get to get free coupons but they want you to sign up with so many other things that I don’t want, and you have to give out your personal information so any times, I just give up after an hour or so!!

    • Cathy of Fabulessly Frugal

      Mandi – there are many other places you can get coupons with OUT having to sign up! We don’t like doing all that work for coupons either! 🙂 Just look above on our navigation bar under “Get Coupons” and you’ll find many reputable places to print coupons from.

  • Crystal


    I have never used coupons ( I know shame on me) I am going to start this Sunday, I live in Arizona can someone hold my hand and tell me what to do and how many newspapers to buy I am desperate. I got my 3 ring binder and I have baseball card slots ready to go .Thank you All !!!!

  • Lynn

    I have been couponing for a few months now and I’m thrilled with all of the money I have saved. I live near Fresno, CA and my inserts always seem to have different coupons than what the coupon database says. It’s frustrating when you gals go out and find such great deals and my silly paper doesn’t give me the coupons!
    I now type my own spreadsheet so I know which insert to go look in. Thanks for the wonderful site.

  • Corinna

    I just stubbled upon this site and saw your “no clipping method” and i just love it and think its absolutely brilliant. I thought to myself, this is awesome I have to follow these girls!!! But then I noticed there is no list for the hawaii region 🙁 is there somewhere I could get that for my area?

    • Kearna

      We depend on our readers to type up the lists that they get in their local coupons. We have not had anyone volunteer to do that in Hawaii yet. If you are interested we would love the help. If not, you can compare your lists to the other areas and see if there is another city that is close to yours.

  • Amy Bueling

    Where can I find tons of Sunday paper coupons in Denver Co?

  • LaurenTaylor

    I am a new mom and am on a budget! I really need help with this hole couponing thing! I have seen it everywhere and am VERY interested!

  • Alma Ayala

    I am in search of a reliable coupon fairy in Dallas Texas.

  • Liewonna Moua

    I just recently gave birth 4 weeks ago and is kind of struggling right now since my husband is the only one working atm and Ive seen most of my friends on Facebook posting up the hauls and they’ve tried to explain to me how to do it but the adhd in me kicks in also I learn by seeing and experiencing in person… I was wondering if theres anybody or any groups you know of in Houston that would be willing to help a struggling mommy of 4

  • Cathy

    Hi Liewonna, I’m not in Houston so I’m not sure, but that would be a great question to post on facebook! You could also search facebook for a Houston couponers group. Best wishes!

  • Ed

    It is so wonderful that you ladies have created this wonderful resource for all of us. I’m new to couponing and am very excited, but it seems like there is no way to reach full potential anymore given all the new coupon policies. Is it still possible to get good deals in the Boise, ID area? Is there any retailer that will still double/triple coupons? Thank you for all you do.


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