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How to use Coupons: Coupon Terms

How to use Coupons is a weekly
feature here at Frugal Farmhouse.
Swing by and save some money!

If done correctly couponing can save you boat loads of money. It really is an art. There are such people out there claiming to be the “Coupon Queen” or “Money Saving Man” that will charge you X amount of dollars to teach you to use coupons. All you really need to know is already online for free!

Back in 2006 I was drowning in our grocery budget. Let me preface this by saying I come from a family (on one side, whom I live closest to) where saving money is a low priority. They will shop anywhere just to get it down and over with, not because of a good deal. Why things like couponing never occurred to me to do, I’ll never know

I am apart of a forum where money saving is a huge focus. Those gals seriously changed my life. I found my favorite website from a member there. I’ll share it a little later.

The first thing you really need to learn is how to “speak” coupon.

Instead of compiling my own list decided to share the very list that I learned from. This really is the most comprehensive list I have come across.

Do you use coupons? Or are you wanting to learn? What are you looking to save on?


  1. I love HCW! They are awesome there. AFC (A Full Cup) is very user fiendly as well.

  2. I agree on AFC- very helpful as well! Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Hi I am your newest "frugal follower" :-) Great post...looking forward to blogging with you!

    And please do explain...what is in the middle of your picture? toward the back of the fence standing upright...I feel like my eyes are playing tricks on me... I am probably just tired but I had to ask. :-)

    Halley from

  4. Hello Halley! thanks for stopping by. Honestly I can't say for sure as I used this image from I am assuming you are refering to what is in the cart, right? To me it looks like a case of beer :)

  5. I am talking about the picture in your header. My husband I think maybe it is a silo?

    Can you tell we don't live in Idaho? :-)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog too. I love friending like minded bloggers!

  6. OOOH! Yes it is a silo. A very old silo. Sorry I didn't understand the question :) Thank you for stopping by!

  7. Trista- Welcome! Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your stay :)


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