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Tips for time-pressed couponers

In 2008, when Erin Gifford launched her coupon blog, there weren’t many others out there. It would take two more years for “extreme couponing” to enter the lexicon of American shoppers and become a popular TV series of the same name. By the time she sold her blog in 2011, the coupon landscape was chaos.

“There were a lot more people thinking, ‘I can do this, too,’ and they started their own sites,” Gifford says. “There is so much competition.”

Gifford, now spokeswoman for Ziplist.com — a website and mobile app that keeps your recipes, shopping lists and grocery sales all in one place — prefers a more modest investment of time than the 10 or more hours per week many extreme couponers devote to their craft.

Here are Gifford’s tips on how to allocate the time you do have to a few of the most important areas of couponing:

Acquiring coupons

If you have less time: The fastest way to get coupons is to get the Sunday newspaper. It is filled with the store …

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Coupon Mom: Savings give healthy start to New Year

Healthy discounts to help with sleep and weight loss

Estroven Nighttime, Mangodrin, Lipton tea, High-T Testosterone: Get $31 in free items at Walgreens with Register Rewards. Estroven Nighttime (24 count) is on sale for $10. After the $10 Register Rewards coupon, your net cost will be zero. Mangodrin Extreme Weight Loss Supplement (30 count) is on sale for $10. After the $10 Register Rewards coupon your net cost will be zero. Bottles of Lipton Tea Pure Leaf (18.5 ounce) or Iced or Green tea (20 ounce) are on sale for $1 each. After the $1 Register Reward, your net cost will be zero. High-T Testosterone (30 count) is on sale for $10. After the $10 Register Rewards coupon, your net cost will be zero.

Treats for pets and their people

Kroger

Good n Natural, Purina: Pull out your Jan. 6 circulars and make sure to get the coupons for a free Good n Natural bar (value $1.50, in RedPlum) and a free 2.1-ounce package of Purina Friskies cat treats (value $1.69, in SmartSource).

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Free $25 Restaurant.com gift card

Here’s a deal from eGifter.com:

Buy a $25 Gift Card from Fandango, GameStop, GAP, Lands’ End, Sephora or Zappos at eGifter.com and get a $25 Restaurant.com Gift card for free.

The Restaurant.com eGift Card can be redeemed for a Restaurant Gift Certificate good at more than 18,000 participating restaurants nationwide — including some of the hottest names in dining as well as premium online partners. Visit the website for participating restaurants in your area.

Follow the link above to log in with an active/valid Facebook account and receive the offer.

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– Nedra Rhone, for the Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog

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Coupon Mom: How to stretch those P&G coupons

Don’t miss the Procter & Gamble coupon circular that came out in the AJC last Sunday with $85 in coupons. Combine these coupons with Procter & Gamble sales and promotions at many stores this week. For example, Kmart has a promotion that gives you a $10 reward coupon when you spend $30 on participating P&G products. If you shop at a Kmart store that doubles coupons, you’ll save even more. Check with your store to learn more about its specific coupon policy.

Binders, folders, storage: Take advantage of $153 of organizational items that are free after rewards at Staples this week. You’ll pay full price at the register, but you’ll get 100 percent of the price back in your Staples Rewards account, which works like store credit and is paid out quarterly. Items that are free after rewards are Avery heavy-duty view binders ($8.49-$32.99 each, limit four), Staples economy storage cardboard boxes (10 per pack at $15.49 each, limit two), Staples heavy-weight manila letter-size …

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Coupon Mom: Stock up on staples at Kroger, personal care at Rite Aid

Rite Aid

Keri: Rite Aid has Keri Lotion (15 ounce) priced at $5.99. Use the in-ad coupon on the back page of the store flyer to get $5 off, for a final cost of 99 cents. There is a coupon for $3 off two from the Oct. 14 SmartSource circular if you want to get two, but the store coupon says limit one store coupon per customer. If you bought two with the store and newspaper coupon together, your average cost would be $1.99 each.

Glade candles: Rite Aid has Glade jar candles on sale for $2.99 each. Use the $1.50-off-two coupon from the Dec. 2 SmartSource circular to pay $2.25 each. You will get a $2 +UP Reward on two, so your net cost will be $1.25 each.

7 Up: Rite Aid has 7 Up or Diet 7 Up 12-packs on sale for $3.33 each. You will get a $3 +UP Reward when you buy three, so your net cost will be $2.33 each.

Halls: Rite Aid has Halls cough drops (30 count) on sale for $1 each. Use the coupon for $1 off two from the Nov. 4 SmartSource circular to pay 50 cents each.

Kroger

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Coupon Mom: Chocolate, toothpaste, spices and soda among savings

Publix

Jam, spices, evaporated milk, cookies, rice: Look for Publix’s new “Happy Holidays” coupon circular in the AJC and in store racks. Combine Publix store coupons with manufacturers coupons when possible to increase your savings. The circular has a $1 Smuckers jam store coupon, and there is a 35-cent manufacturers coupon in the Nov. 4 RedPlum circular, which Publix will double to 70 cents. Total savings, $1.70 per Smuckers item.

Use the 50-cent McCormick spice coupon from the Dec. 2 RedPlum circular to pay only 99 cents for selected varieties, including ground ginger, allspice, poultry seasoning, cinnamon, chili powder and cream of tarter. I’ve never seen cream of tartar for 99 cents!

Use the coupon for 50 cents off two for Carnation Evaporated Milk (12 ounce) from the Sept. 30 RedPlum circular to pay 50 cents per can. Quaker Soft Baked cookies (six pack) are on sale for $1.99. Use the $1 Publix store coupon in the circular to pay only 99 cents per box. Minute …

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Gifts with gift card purchase

As you know, gift cards have become a very popular gift to give and receive. Naturally, retailers have added incentives to make to purchasing a gift card even more enticing.

Some of these gift card givebacks may have restrictions so be sure to read the fine print carefully before investing.

Here is a sample of some of the local gift with gift card purchase deals:

Ocean Prime: With every $100 gift card purchase, receive an additional $25 bonus reward card for yourself. For more information about purchasing gift cards, please call 404.846.0505 or visit the website.

FatWallet’s annual Holiday Cash Back Sale: About 200 retailers are offering cash back rewards for purchase and/or redemption of gift cards, e-gift cards and gift certificates through December 31, 2012.

For example, if you purchase a four-pack of $25 iTunes gift cards from Sam’s Club (by linking from FatWallet) you get an instant savings of $10 (for a price of $84.64) as well as 1.5 percent cash back from …

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Free coffee week at RaceTrac

Get a free cup of coffee this week at metro area RaceTrac locations.

Available anytime. No purchase necessary.

You can also get a coupon for a free Breakfast sandwich on the RaceTrac Facebook page.

Good through 12/23.

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– Nedra Rhone, for the Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog

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Coupon Mom: Rite Aid deals, pet food and tips to save on gift cards

RITE AID

Kellogg’s: Rite Aid has selected Kellogg’s cereals (8.7- to 16.5-ounce boxes) on sale for $2.50 each when you buy two. Use the $1-off-two coupon from the Dec. 9 RedPlum circular to pay $2 each at the register. You also will get a $2 +UP Reward so your net cost will be only $1 per box. Limit two offers (four boxes) per household. Also, CVS has selected Kellogg’s cereals (9- to 12-ounce boxes) on sale for $1.99 each. Pay $1.49 per box after using the coupon. Note the coupon applies to 10-ounce sizes and larger.

Denise Austin’s Forever Fit: Rite Aid has Denise Austin Forever Fit products, such as yoga mats, exercise bands, balance balls and more. You will get a $10 +UP Reward when you buy $20 of these items, for a net savings of 50 percent. Limit two offers per household.

Ferrero Rocher: Rite Aid has Ferrero Rocher 12-count chocolates on sale for $2.99. Use the $1 coupon from the Dec. 9 RedPlum circular to pay $1.99 per box.

Visine: Rite Aid has a $2 in-ad coupon …

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Coupon Mom: Stock up on candies, toothpaste and batteries

Walgreens

Stock up on sweet surprise

Nestlé: Use the in-ad coupon from the Walgreens circular to get Nestlé Toll House Morsels (12-ounce package) for $1.99. Combine that with the coupon for 75 cents off two from the Nov. 4 SmartSource circular to pay $1.62 each at the register. You will get 1,000 Balance Rewards points with two, so your net cost will be only $1.12 per bag. That’s a stock-up price for holiday baking.

Dental care and more

Colgate, Gum: Walgreens has Colgate Total toothpaste Advanced or Gum Defense (4-ounce size) on sale for $3. Use the 50-cent coupon from the Dec. 2 SmartSource circular to pay $2.50 at the register. You will get a $2.50 Register Rewards coupon, so your net cost will be free.

Axe and toys: Walgreens has Axe Personal four-piece gift sets on sale for $9.74. Use the $3.75 coupon from the Dec. 2 SmartSource circular to pay $5.99 at the register. Use the toy in-ad coupon on the front page of the circular to save $4 on all toys priced at …

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