Couponing 101

Here are some of the best sites to get coupons:





Also, check out Checkout51, it’s a coupon app that’s easy to use and pays you out by cheque.

The Free Press and sometimes your flyers have coupon inserts once or twice a month – I always post them up on the weekends they come out.  Keep an eye out at the grocery store – there are tearpads for coupons there.

There are a lot of sample sites out there – I’ll update as they become available – sign up for as many as you can, getting free samples in the mail is a great money saver!

And if you usually do a big shop once a month, try to plan it out for 10% off Tuesdays if you shop at Sobey’s or Safeway – great little extra bonus there!

And follow along on my Winnipeg Mom Blog – I’ll post up all the best deals and coupons as they come up!

20 Replies to “Couponing 101

  1. Hey, If anyone has any of the following:
    1. PUREX Laundry Soap $3.00 off Coupons
    2. HIGER Value Tide Coupons
    3. $1.00 PLUS off Soft Soap or Palmolive
    4. Any GLad Saran Wrap Coupons or Garbage Bag Coupons
    5. Any DOLE coupons (Suish’ems)
    6. Any Refrigerated JELLO Coupons (the ones in the dairy isle)
    7. Stouffers Bistro Coupons
    8. Lean Cuisine Coupons

    I have the following I would be willing to trade for:

    1. FREE (not mail-in offer) Febreeze Noticeables Warmer x 2 (value up to 6.99 eac)
    2. $5.00 off IAMS 2.86kg or larger Dog Food x 2
    3. $5.00 off IAMS 2.86kg or larger Cat Food x 1
    4. FREE Knorr Sidekicks or Knor Soup Mix (up to 1.34 value)
    5. FREE Silk Milk (any flavor – 2L Carton) Value up to $6.99 x 1
    6. BOGO Summer Fresh Salad (any value) x 1
    7. PRETTY much any other coupon that has been in an inserts, facebook link coupons, in the stores, or mailed from online. (I have several of each so email me your wish list) I have thousands of coupons (snacks, dairy, carbs, juices, toiletries, cleaning products, Johnson and Johnson, etc).

    I really want those couple coupons above. I am in Winnipeg.


  2. This site is great. I am glad I found this site (even though it was just by accident). I am sorry to say that I do not need coupons right now because I do not spend that much on anything including food. Possibly, in the future I will be in need of coupons and so I wanted to keep your site and have put it in my bookmark. By the way, there is this little cute bird that keeps flying all over my screen. Sometimes it even blocks my typing. How do I move that little cute bird aside so that it does not block my typing. Your help is really appreciated. Thanks.

  3. My favourite customer loyalty points is Shoppers Drug Mart. I couldn’t understand why you were always talking about 20x event this week, extra pts that week….but DOH! what a huge savings I am getting by participating! amazing once you get used to the ins and outs.

    • It’s funny, it’s hard to explain to people how good it really is – i feel like a pusher! 😉 Once you try it and get used to it it’s unbelievable! I’m already saving up for my xmas shopping.

  4. Hi Nadine- thank you for all your help. I’m new to winnipeg and newly married, so every little bit helps. Would you be able to expand on the shopper’s loyalty points? Any other hints would be amazing. My husband and I would certainly appreciate any bit we can save.

    Thank you!! Winnipeg is made up of some of the most genuinely kind people i’ve ever met- and you are just reconfirming that!

    • The shopper’s optimum program is great – you earn a little bit of points on every purchase, some items have bonus points too. The way to maximize it is to do your big shops when they have 20x the points days, usually about once a month. It doesn’t take long to earn $100 or $200 back in points! 🙂 Give it a shot on the next 20x day, i always post about it and what the best deals are that week, so far no one has been disappointed with their program!

  5. Dear Nadine,
    I still have not received the book I won – Chicken Soup for the Soul, regarding stress. Could it have gotten lost in the mail? Was & am really waiting for it. Was so excited about it!
    Could you drop me a line to what your thoughts are?

    Gwendolyn Ewert

    • please check your email – i have replied to every email and comment back and explained it to you several times. you never even responded to original winning email, i went through and found your address in the comments and got it sent out to you. It takes usually 4-6 weeks to receive the book – which i’ve explained over and over – hopefully this time you are checking the replies to your comments, or your inbox. When you win a prize in the future, make sure to check your email and follow the instructions in there…makes it a lot easier for all. 🙂

  6. I haven’t noticed anything on here yet talking about scop (probably am blind and missed the big tab for it 🙂 heehee) but I got a scop (scanning code of practice) today and man it rocks to get something free!

    • SCOP is just if the price rings up higher on the register than on the shelf label, you get it free if under 10.00 or 10.00 off if over. Most places you have to ask if they do SCOP. I know WM and SS and I think TRU do it, and SS puts it through automatically even if you don’t ask.

  7. Hi,

    I want to start couponing, but really dont know how to start! Are all these coupons accepted at every store? And can you use multiple coupons during one grocery shop???

  8. Is there a way to get Checkout 51 to put coupons in for me that I actually buy
    I always have things like cleaning products, pet stuff, baby stuff, etc. that I don’t buy

  9. Hi Nadine,
    I just stumbled on your page and am thrilled because i have been itching to learn about couponing.
    I am very new in winnipeg with a family of 6,so you see i so much need to learn the usage of coupon.
    i would appreciate every hint and links all the way.

    Thank you for all u do!


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