BEGINNERS


This page includes links to posts that address many questions and issues that can seem overwhelming to beginning couponers.  Click any of the links below to read the full posts.

If you have any questions about the information presented in the posts below, please feel free to use my Ask The New Frugal Mom a Question form found here.
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:: Back to Basics: Budgeting 101

(If you're searching for help with creating a household budget, I encourage you to read my four part series on budgeting.)

:: Back to Basics: Couponing 101

(If you're new to couponing as a strategy for saving money, I encourage you to read my four part series that covers the basics of consistent couponing.)

:: Back to Basics: CVS Explained

(If you are new to using coupons, sales, and the CVS Extra Care Bucks {ECB} in-store reward program to save money while shopping at CVS, I encourage you to read this post for an explanation of how to maximize your savings at CVS.)


(If you are new to using coupons, sales, and the Walgreens Register Rewards {RRs} in-store reward program to save money while shopping at Walgreens, I encourage you to read this post for an explanation of how to maximize your savings at Walgreens.)

:: How To U: How to Create a Monthly Menu Plan

(This four part series walks you through the steps needed to create your own monthly menu plan.)

:: Strategic Stockpiling 101


(Coming soon!)

:: Coupon Terminology

(If all the abbreviations and terms that couponers use has you confused, this list of common terms will help you make sense of the new lingo.)

:: 8 Tips to Organize Your Coupons Each Month

(Your coupon organization system will work best if you take a few minutes each month to clean out, re-sort, and update your coupons.)

:: Coupon Etiquette

(The DOs and DON'Ts of couponing.)

:: Couponing Stigma - Yes or No?

(If you're worried about using coupons because they take too much time or are only for junk food or make you look cheap or any other reason, this post offers insights on differing attitudes toward coupons.)

:: TNFM Blogroll

(A list of a few of the bloggers I follow for their matchups, deals, frugal living tips, and other ways of saving/earning money.)