Couponing 401: Using Coupons

Do you want to know how to get the most out of using coupons?

Use them when the item is on sale.  It’s a simple concept.

If you make a grocery list and then pull out coupons for a few of the items that you have on your list you’re missing out!

If you see on the receipt there, it shows that I saved 84%.  A quarter of the savings are from Sooper Card (store loyalty card) savings and the rest is COUPONS.

So here’s the deal, to get the most out of using coupons you should use a coupon when an item is on sale.  Wanna know how I get toothpaste for free?  Here is a scenario…

Say toothpaste is normally $2.00 and this week it is on sale for $1.00 with your store loyalty card.  If you have a $.50 coupon for that toothpaste and you shop at a store that doubles, that coupon is now worth $1.00 and that toothpaste is FREE.

Not everything comes around for free.  Most items come around for cheap on  regular basis though.  That is when you need build your stock.  You may not need four tubes of toothpaste right now, but you will need four tubes of toothpaste throughout the year.  You may not plan to make spaghetti this week, but if you make spaghetti at least once a month and it is on sale – GRAB A FEW.

You don’t need 150 tubes of toothpaste so please don’t go to the extreme.  Be reasonable.  When your stock begins to dwindle, stock up again.

It’s a cycle, not a constant.


PS.  Need to catch up on the series? Click on the following links.  Couponing 101; about coupons, Couponing 201; where to find coupons and Couponing 301; organizing coupons.

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