Using Coupons Intelligently

Using coupons is an easy, quick way to save some money. However, there are some skills to using coupons that can help you save even more money. The next time you clip your coupons, try these tips.

Keep a stash of coupons. Don’t just cut out a few coupons you’ll use on your next shopping trip and then throw the rest away. Hold onto those coupons in a folder or another container. That way you will have them when you want them. Some people organize coupons in a recipe box or file cabinet. Others use bags or plastic containers. You will soon discover which way works best for you.

Looking for printable coupons from websites such as dealexpert.net can get you some lucrative and catchy deals on your favorite products. This is why you should check the website regularly to get your hand on the best deals and other time-limited offers that you get on the website. 

Get to know your local stores. Pay attention to sales at the stores you shop in. Most stores have a pattern to sales, and you will be able to see it if you pay attention. Also, be sure to pick up sales flyers at the stores you shop as well as other stores in your area. Go through these flyers and look for items on sale that match your coupons. One great way to use coupons is to use them for items that are on sale anyway. Sometimes sales plus coupons can equal very good deals and even free items.

Find and clip store coupons. Many stores offer coupons specifically for their stores. You can find these online, in-store flyers and sometimes in the Sunday newspaper coupons. You can use a store coupon plus a manufactures coupon for the same item. This is called stacking, and it is a great way to get items at a very low cost. Sometimes you will find that you can stack a store coupon and a manufacturer’s coupon for an item that is on sale already. This often leads to free items, and sometimes it will even lead to overages.

Use store programs. Some drugstores offer programs where you can get store dollars back for buying certain items or spending a certain amount of money. These programs are very beneficial when you combine them with coupon use. Usually, you only have to sign up for a store card to get these deals.

Clip internet coupons. You can find lots of free coupons on internet coupon sites. Internet coupons used to be hard to use, but most stores will take them now. If your store refuses your internet coupon, go on the store website and check their coupon policy.

Do something specific with your savings. When I come home from a shopping trip I add up my coupon savings and put that money in a savings account. Most stores will tell you how much you have saved at the bottom of your receipt. By actually saving this money, you can see how much you’ve earned with your coupon use.

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