Save yourself some dough by becoming a coupon collecting wizard. Here are seven tips from crafty coupon clippers that can help you keep some cash in your pocket. One obvious, but often overlooked, one: look beyond the supermarket, so you don’t lose out on some of the 1.2 billion coupons (a third of which are never redeemed) for non-food products issued each year. [Consumer Reports]

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  1. djudd says:

    my wife get’s the sunday paper just for the coupons. I thought she was nuts at first but she spends a 1.50 and we usually save like 8 – 10 dollars per trip.

    That and she buys coupons in bulk from ebay sometimes….for like morningstart vegetarian stuff or laughing cow cheese. I never new it was such a big market but I guess there are people who just collect and sell coupons.

  2. jessjj347 says:

    The biggest tip that is not listed on the site is that you can look at forums that list things called “match ups”. Other people will match current coupons with store sales from the circular, including listing the end prices. That way you don’t have to worry about spending time looking for savings yourself.

    Also, another tip is to combine coupons/store sales with $/$$ coupons. They are loyalty coupons you can get from grocery and drug stores and will help you save more.