Nowadays, the economy has a lot of people struggling. If money has you in a hole — or even if you are flush — use coupons to improve your cash position. It is not a myth — coupons can slash your grocery bill considerably. Keep reading to pick up more knowledge on couponing.
Find out how your favorite stores handle coupons before shopping day. Find out if they double coupons and accept Internet coupons and coupons from competitors. If you’re not sure of how their policies work, it will be difficult to figure out if you’re allowed to use all of your coupons you’re taking with you.
Are you wanting extra coupons from your newspaper but you aren’t willing to pay a lot of money for them? If so, then try calling your newspaper’s office so you can ask about a discount exclusively for couponers. Lots of offices offer newspapers for $1 a piece by subscribing to them and ordering a minimum of five copies each week. Try asking your newspaper seller if you can have a few inserts from the copies that didn’t sell. They have to return the unsold copies of the Sunday Newspaper on Monday. I’m sure that most will agree to let you have some.
When you’re using coupons at the store, pay attention to them to ensure that they’re scanning as they should. Many people don’t realize that a lot of coupons will not scan and won’t be registered, which can either be the fault of the store or the coupon itself. Keep an eye on the cashier when they’re scanning your coupons by watching the screen.
Some stores offer the doubling and tripling of coupons. Check the policies of all stores in your local area. You can get information and pointers from your family members and friends, as well as colleagues, and even your neighbors.
Don’t just buy the product because you happen have a coupon. Many people overspend with coupons because they think they have to buy every item they’ve got a coupon for. It may feel like it’s a deal you’re getting, but when you don’t use something it’s a waste of any kind of money.
In order to get the most out of all the coupons you clipped, you should go shopping every week. Simply buying the stores’ weekly specials can save you a nice chunk of change. Most stores are running weekly sales and coupons that create the best use of your coupons.
Keep in mind that check-out coupons given at the store can not be doubled. Try to find the coupon that maximizes the money that you want to save for a particular item.
There are several acronyms associated with coupons. An example would be the ‘BOGO’, which means buy one and get one free or discounted. Mail in rebate is often abbreviated as MIR. You might not use any coupon correctly if you do not use them properly and understanding what the acronym means.
As you read at the start of this article, there are lots of people struggling these days due to the downturn in the economy. If you take the information found here to heart, you can realize great savings. Give it a try.