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MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Learn how to coupon

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Have you've ever wanted to get into couponing, but found the whole process to be overwhelming?

Kimberly Roberts has couponing down to a science, and now she's teaching you how to do it. She started a group on meetup.com where everyone can learn to coupon one subject at a time.

"A lot of people want to know...they just don't know how to get started," said Roberts.

For beginners, there's the Coupon 101 class. You'll learn to start slow, picking one or two stores and maximizing your saving by learning their policies and ads.

"They have different means to get coupons, some stores have e-coupons, they'll have coupons hidden in their ads and those ads are different than what's sitting at the front door."

She tackles subjects like drug stores, using smartphones for discounts, mystery shopping and how to use coupon overage to pay for other products you buy.

"I went into Kroger, my bill was $180 and I walked out paying $9. Most of that was overages."

Kimberly explains how to take advantage of rebates and the policies behind coupon stacking.

"The average couponer makes $74 to $82 an hour."

For the vegetarians, organic shoppers or those with food allergies, there's no excuse. There are huge discounts that apply to those specialty diets.

"Common kindness is one of my favorite sites, and that's all organic."

Don't have the savvy to match coupons to sales?

"You will find the blog for you and there is somebody out there doing the work for you."

And for those who think it's too time consuming...

"I usually prepare 15 to 20 minutes prior to going out the door."

http://www.meetup.com/Richmond-Clippers-couponing-for-everyday-folks/

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