If you have read this blog for any length of time, then you know that we think coupons are a fabulous way to save money. We wouldn't have partnered with Coupons.com, if we didn't see the value in couponing. But are you maximizing your coupons?
Remember, a smart shopper will use coupons on every single shopping trip. They will leave the store with more merchandise and extra money in their pocket too. This article should give you some great tips on becoming a savvy shopper and keeping more of your hard earned money.
Often, you can purchase more products than you normally would by using multiples of the same coupon. You should always do this with your favorite products in order to build a supply so that you never pay full price for that item again. For example, If you have 6 coupons for a pasta sauce that you like, use all 6 coupons when it is on sale to buy 6 jars at once and use all your coupons up.
Use store coupons on top of your manufacturer coupons. Most stores will allow you to use one of their "store coupons" along with a manufacturer coupon for each item you are purchasing. Utilize this technique for some extreme savings!
When you clip a ton of coupons, it can be really hard to remember which ones you have and how many. Plan to buy a coupon organizer. With this tool in hand, you can organize your coupons into aisles of your favorite store or group similar products together. We personally like to put them in the order of the aisles in your favorite supermarket.
Organize your coupons so that you can find them faster when you need them. Special coupon organizers are available that allow you to organize your coupons in various categories. This makes it easier to locate just the one coupon you need without searching through your entire trove of coupons.
Don't buy a newspaper just to get coupons. Partner with neighbors for their newspaper inserts, use coupon websites, and look for free coupons while in the store too.
Go to the manufacturer's website directly. Usually you can save a few bucks on your preferred brands by signing up online at their website. All you have to do is supply them with your email address, and they will send you some coupons periodically.
So go save some money and have fun. Just remember that you can't win the coupon game if you never play!