The Basics of Using Coupons
Using coupons can be a great way to save more money. Some people are great at using coupons, while others need some help. Here are the basics of using coupons. Knowing these tips will help anyone save more money while using coupons.
The first tip is to get more than one Sunday paper. Why get one paper when you can get multiple papers and multiple coupons? The more papers you get the more coupons you can get. They all have coupon inserts in the Sunday paper. If you have the ability to have more than one Sunday paper delivered to your home do it, different papers have different coupons in them. Doing this will get you a better variety of coupons.
Combine your coupons with sales. This is a great way to get an item even cheaper. You may not have realized that you can do this, but typically even when an item is on sale you can use your coupon on it. So if you do not need an item that you have a coupon for right away wait for awhile to see if it goes on sale.
Know your local store’s coupon policies. Some stores will double coupons up to a certain amount. Some will only do this on certain days. Knowing your store’s coupon policies will help you to know when you should do your shopping. If a store doubles your coupon you get an even better deal on an item, if they double your coupon and you use it on an item that is on sale, you will get a great deal on that item!
It is a good idea to plan your trip in advance. Have the coupons that you plan to use ready to go. Know how many of what item you are going to get. Find a way to have your coupons organized so that you do not lose track of them and are able to give them all to the cashier when you are ready to check out.
Find out if your store has a loyalty card program. Some stores will give you discounts on items by putting “coupons” on your loyalty card. You can go online and see what discounts you will get before each of your shopping trips. Not all stores offer this so you should find out if any of the stores in your area do. This is another great way to save money.
Using coupons does not have to be difficult. You have probably seen the shows on T.V. where they use tons of coupons and have tons of groceries. You do not have to do that in order to use coupons. Keep in mind every little bit you save does help, and that money can go to a savings account. Coupons are a great way to save money and anyone can use them.