Welcome, Chicagoland Super-Couponers! Let’s get started…

Jill teaches Super-Couponing workshop


Did you attend a Super-Couponing workshop during Money Smart Week? You’re ready to get started with Super-Couponing! Here’s a list of links, websites and offers discussed in class:

Getting the paper:

Coupon apps and online offers to sign up for:

  • Checkout 51: Works with any store. Can use over the web or via phone/tablet app.
  • Ibotta: Works at Meijer, Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS/pharmacy, Piggly Wiggly and Kroger. Can only use via phone/tablet app.
  • SavingStar: Works locally with Jewel-Osco, Mariano’s, Kroger and CVS/pharmacy. Can use over the web or via phone/tablet app. Link your store loyalty cards to it during the signup process.
  • Meijer Mperks: Works at Meijer. Can use over the web or via phone/tablet app.
  • Target Cartwheel: Works at Target. Can use over the web or via phone/tablet app.

Websites to print free coupons from:

  • Coupons.com (Note: Coupons.com also has an app for phones/tablets – you can print two coupons from your computer over the web, and print two more from the app.)
  • SmartSource: Has different coupons than the ones that come in the SmartSource newspaper coupon insert.
  • RedPlum: Has different coupons than the ones that come in the RedPlum newspaper coupon insert.
  • In addition to these three main coupon printing sites, you’ll find more sites to print from under “Get Coupons” on the top of this page.

Getting the deals:

    • My blog is an excellent place to get the best deals for many Chicagoland-area stores each week in a beginner-friendly format, free of charge. Visit Deals of the Week at the top of this page for individual store writeups.


Getting the gear:

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In addition to writing about coupons, I love sharing tips and stories about a money-saving lifestyle and living well on less. Welcome & enjoy!


  1. traceychiarito says

    Hello! Thank you so much for your time – I attended the Couponing 2 class at SC Library the other evening. I had previously attended your 1 class at Elgin’s library. We moved to St. Charles from the middle of nowhere – how wonderful to have a resource such as yourself so close that I can actually go to a class with you! I was so happy to hear you refer to couponing as a hobby. I do consider it to be mine. As a busy mom, it is hard to make time to do things for myself and couponing/planning and executing shopping hauls is something I feel like benefits my family so it is easier for me to allow myself the time. My family and friends think I”m crazy (I may obsess over coupons and deals just a tiny bit) but my husband appreciates how amazing it is to save so much money. There are so many deals out there just waiting for people to take advantage – I cannot understand how people let the money escape them! More money for fun stuff!! And inescapable bills… I think building these deals is just the greatest puzzler with the most amazing ‘awards’. What a feeling of satisfaction. (Our closets are currently overflowing with Garnier products ;-)
    My question for you is what is next? Do you find out information through experimentation, through a couponing community… all of the above?
    Thank you so much for your time, and, happy saving!

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