Make Your Own Coupon Match Ups in 3 Easy Steps

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by on May 17, 2010

Make Your Own Coupon Match UpsIf you want to do your own coupon match-ups for various stores, the good news is that you can use the Coupon Database to help you and it doesn’t have to take a lot of time.  Check out these 3 Easy Steps to Make Your Own Coupon Match Ups.

Make Your Own Coupon Match Ups

image 1) Find the store ad that you want to find match-ups for. Most stores have their ads online, or you may get a hard copy in the mail or newspaper each week.

Then scan the ad looking for products that you need or are interested in. You may want to circle these products so you know what to look up in the Coupon Database.

2) Next, click on Coupon Database and start searching for those products that are on sale. The nice part about the database is that you can put in part of a word or manufacturer to find those products. For example, if you are looking up “General Mills Cheerios”, you can type the whole name in or just type “Cheerios”.

image You’ll see that once you pull up the search, all the coupons that are associated with Cheerios will pop up, telling you the value, expiration, source, and specific store (if any) associated with that coupon.

3) Once you know where to get your coupons, you can print them and grab them from your coupon organizer to take to the store with you. To maximize savings and time, I recommend having all your coupons ready when you go to the store. That way you aren’t shuffling through your coupons while in the store (or checkout line).

Creating coupon match-ups does not need to be time consuming, and now that you have access to the Coupon Database, it should be a simple step to helping you save at the store each week.

What do you think? Will this help you create your coupon match-ups? What else prevents you from using coupons at the store?

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  • Brandi

    Ignorance keeps us from using coupons. I am an AVID coupon clipper, even using clipping services at least once a week. I SAVE A TON of money. I have a friend though who JUST CAN NOT SEEM TO UNDERSTAND WHY IN THE WORLD…. I would want to “PAY FOR COUPONS” even though its between 2 cents and 30-ish cents, based on the value of the coupon.

    For example, I bought from a clipping service – – 20, 4.00$ off NIVEA BODY WASH coupons, they are 3.97 at Walmart, always. I bought 20 of them and a pack of gum for the overage, I got 20 bottles of body wash for 1.28 out of pocket, and 1.40 that I spent on coupons. I paid less for all that, than she would pay for 1 bottle. I kept five for myself at home and donated 15 to the Bread of Life homeless shelter in my home town.

    I stocked up at home, and helped 15 families in the meantime… because the shelter here splits donations like these into boxes and gives them to families when they get back on their feet to start their life again.

    Now, how can a person NOT use coupons?! I just cant understand her theory.

    Love your blog BTW!

    Brandi

  • http://wannabecrafter.blogspot.com KatieJ

    You are kidding me!!! I never knew about the Coupon Database!!!! I am so excited, this is going to save me time and money!! I have been paying [another coupon service] off and on, and trying to do it on my own for years- this is so awesome, I’ve read your blog for a long time and somehow never knew you had this! Thanks so much!!
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  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net Melissa

    Glad it will come in handy, Katie! The coupon database is available under “Coupon Resources” on the header- hope that it is useful for you! :)

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net Melissa

    Thanks for your comment and sharing your thoughts, Brandi. You are right, many people don’t use coupons because they just don’t know enough about it. Or maybe because there are mis-conceptions. That is why I really want to help people know that it isn’t that difficult- and it can actually be fun :)

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  • Surina

    Which clipping service do you use? How do you pay for the coupons that you buy? I just worry about security if using a credit card number. Thank you for your help. :-)

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net Melissa

    Surina, I don’t think it is necessary to buy coupons when you are using other ways to find coupons. Ask friends or family for extra coupons or you can order extra copies of coupon inserts from the paper as well.

  • Surina

    OK. Thank you for your quick response. :-)

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    You you could make changes to the blog name title How To Make Your Own Coupon Match-Ups to something more specific for your subject you make. I loved the the writing all the same.

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  • Shawn Davenport

    I am new to the couponing thing. I had my first go around then Kroger had the “buy 10 save more”. So on Rontoni pasta the sale made them .49cents per box. I had the coupon save $1.00 when you buy two which made them free. I got 12 boxes of the Rontoni pasta for free and it is better for my family. I was so excited! I am so excited about saving money but I want to be as good as these people that get $200.00- $300.00 for only dollars. Thank you for the information and I will be using the Coupon Database. I love it!

  • Melissa R.

    Can I use two different manufacturer coupons on the same product if they have different values?

  • Melissa R.

    Can I use two different manufacturer coupons on the same product if they have different values?

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    Hi Melissa – No, you can only use 1 manufacturer coupon per item. The only time you can use multiple coupons on 1 product is if the store has “store coupons”. For example, you can use a Target coupon + a manufacturer coupon on 1 product at Target. Does that help?

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    Hi Melissa – No, you can only use 1 manufacturer coupon per item. The only time you can use multiple coupons on 1 product is if the store has “store coupons”. For example, you can use a Target coupon + a manufacturer coupon on 1 product at Target. Does that help?

  • Melissa R.

    That does. I guess I will just have to use the higher value coupon. I am planning my next trip and I have to say I really value your site because I am in Arizona so you help a lot. One very first trip was a week ago and I was able to save my mom (since she does the shopping) $30 off a retail bill of $85. Not great, but it was something. Thank you so much.

  • Melissa R.

    That does. I guess I will just have to use the higher value coupon. I am planning my next trip and I have to say I really value your site because I am in Arizona so you help a lot. One very first trip was a week ago and I was able to save my mom (since she does the shopping) $30 off a retail bill of $85. Not great, but it was something. Thank you so much.

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    It is great! Anything you can save off your bill helps :) Let me know if you have more questions – I am happy to help.

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    It is great! Anything you can save off your bill helps :) Let me know if you have more questions – I am happy to help.

  • Jennifer

    Hallelujah! A site with AZ stores! I really NEED to start saving money wherever I can and this seems the most logical place to cut back, but I’ve been pulling my hair out trying to get started. Thank you for your work on this site so the rest of us can save money too. Blessings…

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    Thank you for visiting! Make sure you bookmark so you can come back – I try to give you new ways to save each day. :) And please let me know if you have any questions!

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