I am very excited to announce that Couponing 101 now has a new Coupon Database! A coupon database is a wonderful resource when searching for coupons, and now you can search for coupons right here on Couponing101.com!
Where to Find It
To access the database, hover your mouse over “coupons” on the navigation bar and a drop-down menu will appear. Then click on “coupon database” on that menu.
How It Works
To use the database, just type in a product you are looking for coupons for. For instance, you could type in “Huggies” or “Diapers” or “Huggies Diapers”. Then click on “Search” and a list of sources for Huggies Diapers Coupons will come up. If there is a printable coupon for the product, then you can click the link to go directly to the printable coupon site.
There are several different varieties of coupons in the database. There are insert (Sunday Newspaper) coupons, printable coupons, magazine coupons, store coupons, and many more! There is even an advanced search option that lets you narrow your search by the type of coupon you want, value, type of product, brand, etc.
Understanding the Lingo
P&G = Procter & Gamble Sunday Newspaper Coupon Insert
RP = Red Plum Sunday Newspaper Coupon Insert
SS = Smartsource Sunday Newspaper Coupon Insert
GM = General Mills Sunday Newspaper Coupon Insert
MIR = Mail-in Rebate
B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
Coupon value: example ($0.40/1) = Save $0.40 on 1 product
Insert Source: example (SS 01/24/10) = You can find the coupon in the Smartsource insert from January 24th, 2010
More Couponing Terms and Abbreviations….
How It Helps You
If you are about to go to the store to buy milk for instance, you could use the database to search and see if there are any coupons for milk available. Spending just a couple of minutes searching the database (versus the entire web!) can potentially save you a lot of money!
I personally use the database when doing grocery and drug store coupon matchups. If an item is on sale, I search for that item in the database to see if there is a coupon available to pair with the sale. Now you know my secret. 😉
Since coupons (especially printables) come and go so frequently, you are bound to stumble across an expired coupon or a coupon that is now only $1/1 instead of $2/1. Inserts also vary by region, so you may only have a 40¢/1 coupon in your inserts instead of the 50¢/1 coupon listed in the database. Even with these minor differences, it is still a fantastic resource that I’m hoping will save everyone time AND money!