Welcome to Couponing to be Debt Free!

If this is your first time visiting, we suggest you check out our FREE online coupon class. You will learn everything you need to know to become a super saver!

About Couponing to be Debt Free:

There are several ways to keep updated. Deals come frequently and often they’re gone quickly! We suggest you check the blog several times a day so you don’t miss out on that HOT tip.

Other ways to keep updated:

We also have a coupon database that you can use to find coupons you need.

About Me:

Hi! My name is Julia. I started Couponing to be Debt Free in January 2010 to share the deals I find and to keep myself more accountable – I do this by using coupons, shopping wisely and finding HOT deals. My blog has grown into something I am very passionate about – helping as many people as I can spend as little as possible on every day expenses. After all, we all want to live a caviar life on a shoe string budget! :) I just get so darn excited when I save money and I hope you will join me on the journey to save lots of money.


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Rockin' Momma April 5, 2010 at 7:51 am

I seen on your facebook page that you posed coupons from the Louisville paper! I’m not too far from Louisville! (Don’t get that paper delivered here :( ) but that it was cool that we might not bee too far from each other!


Julia April 5, 2010 at 7:55 am

I live in the far eastern section of Jefferson County – isn’t the world small – even on the Internet!


Monica August 8, 2012 at 12:38 am

Hi Julia,

I just came across your web site haven’t read much, but I will be back to look it over. I would love to learn how to save money with coupons. I have just never have been able to find coupons that are for the things I normally buy.

I am in Louisville, KY also by the way.


Jackie September 7, 2010 at 5:04 pm

What a great goal! I’m hoping to one day be debt free too!

Keep up the good work!

Jackie ~ http://itscrazycheap.blogspot.com/


Laura September 10, 2010 at 10:56 pm

You can become debt free… husband and I started Dave Ramsey program 2 years ago and have paid off all credit card bills, one car loan to go! Keep up the great work!


Katsy March 28, 2011 at 8:33 am

WE ARE DEBT FREE- we lead FPU at our church- bless you- I am just starting my coupon journey- thanks for such a great site- I am fwd you to others! BLESSINGS!



Karen April 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm

After watching Extreme Couponing, I wanted to start right away and found I a place where I could print out free local coupons from the internet. http://bit.ly/PrintYourOwnCoupons

I hope this helps.



Shay May 17, 2011 at 9:05 pm

I am so glad that couponing has finally caught on. My mother used coupons as I was growing up, and she taught me to never leave home wihtout them. Last year a coupon enabled us to go on vacation for 5 days in Gatlingurg, anf go to Ripleys aquarium, Dixie Stampede, Dollywood, Ripleys haunted house, wax museum, and Ripleys beleive it or not, all for $448 and this was for all four of us total. I think all the support is a great motivator for us all. Thank You for your website and blog!!


Alois Nelson May 17, 2011 at 10:38 pm

I had been laid off and just got back to work.Hopefully this will help me catch up on the bills that are behind


AMY May 22, 2011 at 9:12 pm



Shanda June 7, 2011 at 9:50 am

Please help, I’m confused. I thought all of the Winn-Dixie stores were closed around the Louisville area. Then I noticed today that you have listed some deals for Winn-Dixie. Is there still a store open close? Thank you!


Julia June 7, 2011 at 9:56 am

There are no Winn Dixie Stores in the Louisville area. I post Winn Dixie deals as I have readers from across the USA so I try and cover as many bases as I can. :)


Judi C March 13, 2012 at 10:14 am

Wow. Our Winn-Dixie closed over 5 years ago. I thought the whole company had gone out of business. I guess they just majorly down-sized. You learn something new every day.


Tonya March 14, 2014 at 5:49 pm

I enjoy the Winn-Dixie deals as I have a couple where I live. Just starting couponing and deal hunting so this is a great help. Thanks alot!


Jenni July 3, 2011 at 12:17 am

Hi there Julia…I am a frugal coupon blogger and I live about 30 miles north of you, in Scott County Indiana!! It’s VERY cool to find a deal blogger so close! Just had to pop in and say HELLO :)!


Julia July 3, 2011 at 7:50 am

Hi Jenni! We are close. It’s nice to “meet” you. :)


liz August 8, 2011 at 8:30 pm

My husband found your site when looking around for different couponing sites. It is by far our favorite, and we loved it even more once we found out you were from Louisville as well. Thanks for this site, it has really helped us a lot!


Natalie J. August 15, 2011 at 8:53 am

Thank you so much for creating this site. It truly has helped me save a ton. Who would’ve thought that my little cousins’ math teacher was the couponing queen. Thanks again and I hope we get to meet one day!


Julia August 15, 2011 at 8:58 am

Thanks Natalie! I was talking to your Aunt the other day about you! :)


robin conley August 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm

i love advil.


robin August 22, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Ilove coupons.


robin August 22, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Ilove cats


Susan Riddle August 23, 2011 at 3:46 pm

difficult to use this screen.


Elizabeth September 2, 2011 at 9:44 pm

It’s so great to finally find someone close to where I live! I live in jackson county, IN. thanks for all the hard work!


Megan September 5, 2011 at 5:15 pm

We are working the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University plan to become debt free! It has been great and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to become debt free! It is a life changer and he really makes you think before you spend!


Donna Edwards October 25, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I would love to learn to use coupons to be debt free.I am slowly encouraging the rest of my family on the bandwagon of couponing. Slowly but surely with guidance and prayer it will work out.


Robyn November 13, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Just wanted to pass on a great new daily deal site, DealRhino.net. They give back a minimum of 30% to non profits, that the buyer chooses. They are located primarily in SC right now, but will go nationwide. They are currently running a $50 Amazon gift card giveway, sign up for daily emails, then go to the facebook page and enter on the contest tab. First giveway ends midnight 11/16/11. Tell everyone Couponing to be Debt Free sent you and the top referral will also get one!


Melissa Ortiz December 22, 2011 at 1:54 am

Hi there !!
Just wanted to pass along a little info to all of the CVS shoppers !!
This was found on dealspl.us ; (just registered with my email address).
There was a link on here to go to Facebook &”LIKE” CVS ; there is a little 5 question “Christmas Shopper Quiz” , after the survey they will send you a 20% off shopping pass !!!!!!!!!!! Have your CVS Extra Care # ready !!


Pam December 27, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Hello, I am new to couponing also. I started in May 2011. I am saving maybe about $40 or $50. I would like to buy $137.00 of groceries and just pay under $10.00. What are some of your strategies. I live in Lexington Ky. It’s good to find another person from Kentucky who is trying to save money and get out of debt.


Jeanette January 7, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I am very new to this as well. I recently suffered a herniated disc and decided that this down time gives me the opportunity to finally learn this couponing thing. I have watched extreme couponing and its very exciting and scary all at the same time. I live in Central Florida with no Bi-Lo’s or Krogers. Can someone tell me if its possible to save as much as you are being down here?


Loring August 23, 2012 at 11:28 am

I live near Tampa. It is disappointing that there are no stores that double. I just heard that Dollar Tree will accept coupons now, but only 2 per transaction, and must be for less than the value of the item. I do believe that there are many ways to save with coupons- even in Florida!


Delores January 6, 2013 at 10:28 am

Hitchcock’s Super Valu has double coupons…I live in Clay Co. Florida-Keystone Heights…I know there is one in Alachua, but unsure about the rest of the state.


Jessica F January 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Love your blog as well. I’m not super new to this couponing deal, but I love learning and meeting new people. I love coupons, in 3 words.

@Jeanette you can save as much as possible. Just read the couponing blogs every day and get tips for each one of them. It will take time, but you can save hundreds of dollars with ease. This is why I and millions of people love coupons.


jennifer February 14, 2012 at 9:56 pm

when you contact companies for possible coupons – how extensive to you make your emails. Could you give a little sample of what you would send. I have sent several emails of this sort — but have had no luck so far — just wandering what I may be doing wrong.


Jan Stargell February 15, 2012 at 1:30 am

Hi Julia: New to couponing in last 6 months. Totally committed to it now. I would love to find others close to where I live to swap coupons they are not using or I am not using. I get 4 newspapers a week and collect off internet. I am wanting to donate products to the needy but have not found a way to collect coupons in mass quantity. Any advice? Love your site and suggestions


Couponing to be Debt Free February 15, 2012 at 10:52 am

Hi Jan, one way I can help is by letting you post to my Facebook page asking if there is anybody in your area willing to share. Please no other advertisement will be allowed. Thanks, Julia


Loring August 23, 2012 at 11:25 am

I find that the whole weekly couponing thing has not worked for our lifestyle. It’s just the two of us, so shopping is sometimes sporadic. I found a pin that told about a site that matches up super-duper deals – aka free or close to it – and if there is something that I use, I will stockpile that item, rather than trying to do a lot all at once. The key is where to find these coupons if you don’t purchase a bunch of papers or have other access… so, to purchase them at .20 per insert or so is really a good deal for me. I am not trying to advertise for my personal gain, but to offer what has been a great resource for me. This is the super-duper deal site: grocerysmarts.com look for 5 star deals. This is where you can purchase some coupons cheap: sundaycouponinserts.com as well as ebay, but you need to get them as soon as the deal hits, or they’ll be gone.

Hope you allow this to post, as it seems to be a good alternative to some who have little time or acces to coupons.


Judi C March 13, 2012 at 10:32 am

I got some great deals at Harris Teeter this weekend. I love their e-vic specials. I got a 12oz bag of Starbucks coffee (reg. $10.99) for $4.47. I also had a $4 off my next order coupon so really I got it for $0.47. On that order I only paid $6.29 for $22.86 worth of products. That is a 72.5% savings. Granted I don’t do that good on a regular shopping trip but every now and then I get good deals. A few weeks ago, I stocked my hubby up on deodorant (8 sticks) for $8. This is deodorant that is regularly $4+ a stick. That will probably last him a year or more. Thanks for posting deals. The past few weeks I haven’t been able to view your blog but it finally opened up for me.


Leah April 12, 2012 at 10:41 am

Hi! I belong to a mommy group in Louisville and was wondering if you give in home “lessons”.


Couponing to be Debt Free April 12, 2012 at 11:03 am

Sometimes! Do you have a group that would be interested?


jinny August 15, 2012 at 11:32 am

Coupons are great. I love it


Cathy L August 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I live in Louisville and am happy to find you! Just wondering if you’ll still be doing the Kroger and Meijer match-ups?
Thanks for all your great info!


Couponing to be Debt Free August 26, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Meijer was put up yesterday and Kroger will be put up sometime today. Here’s the link to Meijer: http://couponingtobedebtfree.com/2012/08/25/meijer-match-ups-826-901/


StephanieR January 2, 2013 at 11:34 am

I really like getting to see the faces behind the page. :)


Teresa January 4, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Thank you so much for making an easy site to follow. I just recently got back to couponing and was looking for better tips. I live in NW Arkansas, so the only stores around here are Walgreen’s, Target, and of course, Wal-Mart. I use most of my coupons at Walgreen’s. Once again, thank you for the help.


Teresa2 January 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Hi, Teresa,
I live in western AR, but I visit my sister often in NWA. I have been a die-hard couponer for about 5 years now. I have found that if I drive up to Jane in MO to shop at Wal-Mart there I get better deals. Would love to correspond with you about local deals and savings!


Layne January 23, 2013 at 12:10 am

Nice to “meet” you Julia.. I also became passionate about coupons after a job layoff. I’m glad to have others to be on this frugal journey with!


StephanieR January 28, 2013 at 7:45 pm

My goal this year is to stick to a budget and work on paying down our debt.


Glenda Crane February 20, 2013 at 10:06 am

Does anyone know where to fid Piggly Wiggly coupon’s and walmart, I livein Cherokee AL, Our store’s have all but gone. We have an Ingel’s, but it is more pricet than the other two, but if I could find coupons to really Knck the Price down woud be worth the stop. My husband has gone by the other stores one kind of soup ina canhe likes to take when he is working is $1 higher than walmart. so he say’s no use to make an xtra stop for Higher prices and use coupon to get it sometimes not as cheap as with coupon.
I still look and cut what coupons I can though. Any saving’s is a help. :)


Dawn Emerson August 8, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I think I read at one time that you are out in Spencer Co? So am I! I was so excited to come across your website. I have been into the free sample/couponing thing for about a year now. It helps that I have a sister and sister-in-law that are both bloggers for savings. But I find that each of us have our own thing that we get into more than others.

I really love your coupon database. What a great resource.

Just wanted to say “hi, neighbor!” And thanks for putting together such a great blog.



Couponing to be Debt Free August 9, 2013 at 7:34 am

Hi Dawn,

I’m actually in Jefferson County right at the Oldham County line. But that’s still pretty close!!!


Sabrina December 13, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I’m so glad I’ve finally stumbled across a coupon blogger from my area! I live in Bardstown, KY. I’ve tried asking other bloggers for help, but they don’t understand how hard it is to find those amazing deals in an area that simply doesn’t have stores that double or triple coupons! If you know of any tips, PLEASE let Me know. At this point I’m only saving like $20 per transaction. Which normally wouldn’t be an issue, but my fiancé and I want to try and pay off our debt before our wedding on 10.months!


nancy January 23, 2014 at 6:58 pm

My husband and I are starting with Dave Ramsey’s book and we will be debt free aside from our house in less than a year. you can do it if you are serious. he says live today like no other so you can live like no other tomorrow. meaning live like you have nothing today so you can be debt free tomorrow.


Michelle Tekavec December 30, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Hi…I accidentally must have checked something on your site for me to get all comments about debt free….Could you please stop them..I am getting bombarded. Enough is Enough. I like your site, just not your comments.
Thank you,


Vicky D January 4, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Tried to sign up to get your emails but Feedburner says to contact you because it is unavailable.


Couponing to be Debt Free January 4, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Hi Vicky, you can sign up here: http://mad.ly/signups/62422/join


Marsha Petrocci January 30, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Every time I click on store deal….nothing happens :-(


heather January 30, 2014 at 6:57 pm

I was wondering how I could find out about the swag code alerts throughout the day. where I work we can not get on facebook on our computers, and the internet is not good in my class room in order to be able keep checking my phone.


amanda February 2, 2014 at 6:45 pm

I have a question. I was going to use some $1.oo coupons at Dollar Tree today and my local store was remodeling and didn’t have a lot of products in stock. Is there a way to request specific products from the store so I can use my coupons (and get my free stuff)?


Becky F. February 5, 2014 at 11:53 am

Hi, I just found your site and I hope to be able to use it to become debt free and to start a emergency fund. I’m so glad to know your close by, I live in LaGrange, KY. I’m going to share your FB page with everyone I know, especially my children. I’m hoping it will help them as well to become debt free. Thank you for all your hard work, and sharing your wisdom with us.


cheryl g February 9, 2014 at 7:34 am

I was told to change my zip code and print out the coupons I need. I can’t find how to do that. I went threw the coupons and tried to print out and couldn’t find a print button.


Chelsea February 18, 2014 at 7:38 am

I LOVE to coupon. I would definitely say it is a hobby and addiction of mine :-) love the site!!! I am looking forward to learning more . My zip is 23601.


Cynthia Lynn Scott February 20, 2014 at 1:10 am

I use coupons a lot but did not realize u were looking for different zip codes my is 41063


Susan February 24, 2014 at 12:21 am

Great site. Thanks


June March 2, 2014 at 1:57 pm

I have been on your site all morning…make it stop! lol. I am getting some really great deals, ideas, organizing tips for the couponing. I printed out almost every thing i need to get started. I’m heading to the store right now to get the rest of the binder stuff i need. I love the match ups you do for the weekly adds. I am addicted. Thank you very much!


Couponing to be Debt Free March 2, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Welcome June!! We have some other great printables coming soon – at the end of this week we should have a recipe binder printable and also the option to print our shopping lists.


tammy March 4, 2014 at 1:37 pm

just found this site printed out the coupon lessons cant wait to get started but when trying to print coupons on line they want you to add all these search engines . Don’t want to add a bunch of stuff to my computer . help !!!!


Carol March 8, 2014 at 12:12 am

Have just found your website and have a lot of reading to do. I have tried to clip coupons before and couldn’t usually find coupons I actually could use. I live in Duck River, Tn. and generally get groceries at Walmart in Hohenwald,Tn. zip code is 38462. Hope things work out good this time. Thank You


Carol March 9, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Need some info on best store to buy refrigerator and how to negotiate delivery and ice maker hook-up. Currently do not have ice maker. Please help, need one like tomorrow!!!!


James Stone March 15, 2014 at 11:19 am

amzing thank you I wanted to start savings through coupon but i don’t know where to get…pls help me learn about these things…God bless


Susan March 15, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Hi Julie. I’m working with my daughter to begin couponing. How did you go about your first shopping trip? I’m very nerve and afraid to jump in? Thanks


Couponing to be Debt Free March 15, 2014 at 7:47 pm

I chose one store, looked at the sales flyer, found coupons to match those items on sale and then I headed to the store. Before heading to the register, I made sure I had all my coupons already out and I closely watched each item ring up. You’ll be fine. Let me know how you do!


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