Are you prepare to save a ton of money?
Just to let you know, every where has different coupon policies so be sure to check your local store. I’m going to give you the rules for the place I use because it’s pretty basic and I still save a lot of money. I shop at Publix in Florida just for the FYI.
Here’s a few rules for couponing:
- Double Coupons
- Buy items on sale
- you can use 1 manufactured coupon/competitor coupon and 1 store coupon per item
- Buy one, get one free sales are the best
I can’t double in Florida. Not allowed for some reason, but I’m looking into it getting that changed (not really but I’m thinking about it a lot). Anyways, in other states you can double manufacturing coupons that are 50 cents or less, so right there you can save up to $1. That’s one of the reasons to buy more than one paper.
Buy Sale Items
The best thing you can do is look through the weekly ad of wherever you shop and make your list based on what’s on sale. Don’t make the excuse of “nothing I buy ever goes on sell.” Ummm…then start buying what’s on sale. Stop being so picky because it’s costing you a lot of money. Plus A LOT of items go on sale, so I’m sure you can find something that you like.
Buy One Get One FREE
This is the mother load of savings. When you do this deal you can use 4 coupons, yea 4. You’re essentially buying 2 items so you can use 1 manufacture coupon for each and one store coupon for each. So lets say I see that my favorite cereal is BOGOF. It normally costs $4, so I get to use 2 manufacture coupons of $1 off each and 2 store coupons for $1 each. If you can’t count that equals FREE. Doing this can sometimes even get you money back. Now deals aren’t always that great, but they do happen often.
Using these strategies I’ve been able to spend just as much as I save every time I shop. Like, I’ll spend $30 and end up saving $30 or even more sometimes.
Get Some Help
Of course finding savings and putting coupons together with them can be a time consuming task. So, why not have someone do it for you. No, you don’t have to pay for it. There are sites out there that actually post the weekly ads along with which coupons go with it and where they can be found. They also can tell you what’s going to be in the upcoming Sunday coupons so you can plan better. These are a few of the sites I use:
That’s it. This ends the series on coupons. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I have. Now go out there and save some money. :)
What’s the most you’ve ever saved? Do you think couponing is worth the time spent collecting coupons?
Check out the beginning of this series Don’t Miss Out On Easy Savings: Coupons Pt 1