It's a new month, which means it's time to do a little coupon housekeeping.
First up, take the time to check the many online coupon sites for new printable coupons. You'll be glad you did because the best among these typically disappear quickly as word gets around.
Here are a few of my favorite sites to print coupons:
- verybestbaking.com by Nestle.
Also don't forget to load digital coupons onto your loyalty cards at savingstar.com. Not familiar with SavingStar? These coupons are NOT subtracted from your grocery order. Instead they are tallied in a virtual piggy bank. When you reach $5 in savings, you can redeem for an Amazon gift card, or deposit your savings directly into your savings or Paypal account.
A new month also means that it's time to do a little coupon housekeeping. Here are some of my monthly coupon routines:
*Weed out all your expired coupons. There are a whopping 265 coupons that expired this week so those of you who tote coupon binders will definitely feel a difference!
*Consider sending your expired coupons overseas. Military families can use them at on-base commissaries for up to six months after expiration. Click here to get more information on assisting military families with coupons.
*Pick up monthly savings booklets at Walgreens and Rite Aid. These booklets, usually found near the register or front door, contain coupons and information on redeeming monthly rebates. I typically keep these in my coupon binder for easy reference when planning my weekly deals.
*Fill out and send any rebates that ended Nov. 30. You definitely don't want to miss a deadline and forfeit extra savings you've worked hard all month to collect.
*And finally, if you haven't kept up with your coupon clipping and filing, a new month is a great time to get caught up.