You may have seen those crazy people on TV at the checkout with hundreds of coupons buying the same product. It may have even sparked an interest in you to actually go through that stack of ads in the Sunday paper each week. Though extreme couponing simply isn’t practical for most of us, using some coupons to help with the grocery bills can make a big difference – and you don’t have to buy 100 bottles of barbecue sauce to do it. There are a few simple tips to save you money on your next trip.
Finding Coupons to Clip
• The Sunday paper
Most papers on Sunday feature inserts; (depending on where you live), such as RedPlum, that offer deals weekly on a variety of products new and old. Manufacturer’s coupons are typically good for months at a time, so clip and organize for later.
Local grocery stores sometimes feature coupons only good for their store in the Sunday paper that you may use for deli meats, produce, and other seasonal items that are cheaper than standard store cost.
• The Internet
The internet is a great tool, especially for saving money. If you take just a few quick minutes to navigate your way through a Google search, when typing in a coupon search for any kind of product; you can most likely find it. Manufacturer’s have deals on their websites and signing up for mailing lists can get you in on all the inside deals.
In addition to manufacturer’s coupons, there are many couponing websites that match deals with coupons to save you the most money. When something is on sale and you’ve got a coupon, you are saving double! It doesn’t take much time as most websites have it clearly organized for you depending on your zip code, county, and item you’re shopping for.
• Magazines and Junk Mail
Don’t throw away that junk mail just yet! A lot of different businesses are putting advertisements through coupons in mail inserts. Double check before you ditch them! You could have a good deal in that envelope that seems like garbage.
Many magazines like Martha Stewart Living, Good Day, and other cooking and baking related magazines offer coupons, don’t forget to tear them out before throwing them away.
Keep Coupons Organized for Shopping Trips
Once you clip and put away your coupons, organize them by date of expiration or type of product. Take your coupon organizer with you everywhere in-case something unexpectedly goes on sale!
Couponing is really quite simple. Saving money doesn’t have to be a challenge when there are coupons everywhere you look. Printing coupons off the internet is simple and organizing a shopping trip takes minimal effort. Who doesn’t want to save a little extra cash? Find a store that doubles your coupons for double the money you’re saving. There is a lot of information online about where to go and when to shop to keep some extra cash on your pocket all year round.