Day five

A couple of people have asked what categories of coupons there are?  From the words of one friend: “I always think that coupons are for things I don’t want or need. Massages, dog food etc.”.  From the knowledge I’ve acquired over the past five days, there are coupons for practically everything (brand names of everything, but that is another issue I’ll get into another day).  In my handy accordion file I have nine categories: food, restaurants, fast food, health, beauty, household, shopping, entertainment, misc.  Right now in my food section I have coupons for juice, salad dressing, tea, yoghurt, cereal, rice, soup, coffee and even bagged salad.  As for the restaurant and fast food categories, most of those I found in the entertainment book, however you can also find coupons online at, and other websites like those in your city.  If you’re planning on going to a specific restaurant, check online before you go to see if there is a coupon you can print for it.  Even if it’s 15% off, you’re still saving a little money.  And couponing is fun (or at least I’m trying to tell myself that!).

Health and beauty have everything from vitamins, to makeup, to pain pills.  And there are coupons for every kind of household supply.  I like to use only natural products, so my favourite coupons for cleaning supplies and for a lot of food have been from, which have coupons you can print at home.  I went to Loblaws today and bought some natural dish soap with a $1 off coupon from The Healthy Shopper.  Finally, for the entertainment category I’ve gathered coupons from both the entertainment book (movies, theatre, bowling, golf  – I don’t play golf, but my friends love these) and from different online sources.  A great source for things to do in Ontario is where you can find all sorts of coupons for attractions in Ontario (go figure!).  Check out tourist websites or the tourist bureaus in the city you’re in – even if you live there. They offer great discounts on things to do in your area.

5 thoughts on “Day five

  1. OMG I used a coupon today for Eggo’s because of YOU.
    Would I normally buy Eggo’s NO but because of my .50 cent coupon I did buy them. I also clipped a coupon for a fish product that I do buy whenever it is on sale NOW I can buy it with my $dollar off.
    You may have created a Coupon Queen in your footsteps:)

  2. hey schwietz – your blog is fantastic! surprized by how much i have to learn about coupons. your insights are quite helpful. your blog is also so entertaining!!! still laughing over your nana’s selection of coupons & jim’s comment about what reading material she’s into that would supply her with deals on condoms!?! sarah’s comment on organic produce was fantastic – of course she’s happy that you’re eating well 🙂 and then my most favourite part (thus far) was your trip to walmart & the folks in line wanting you to hurry the heck up!!! great work. can’t wait to read tomorrow’s posting. xox

  3. I have watched a show on tv, in the cable channel area about “Extreme Couponing”. It’s very interesting. But these people clip so many coupons that they go and buy bulk, like dozen cases, and the total comes out to like $600 and they pay like $20-$100. What a huge savings, but i have not need for big bulk.

    I do like how you are doing this, and I will start to look at coupons also. Thank-you.

    • It’s fascinating, although takes a lot of time. Here in Canada is much harder than it is for those people on the Extreme Couponing show as we can’t double up on coupons and we don’t have as good of deals as in the grocery stores in the States.

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