03 April 2008

Coupons: Know When to Hold 'Em, Know When to Shop!

Now that your coupons are organized the way you want them, let's talk about shopping. The key to getting the best deals is knowing when to hold onto your coupons and when to use them. Here's an example- you are strolling through Walmart and see your favorite brand of shampoo on an end cap. You didn't come for shampoo and don't need it right now, but you have a $2 off coupon, so you pick it up. Then a week later your grocery store has them on sale for a $1 cheaper than what you paid at Walmart. You missed the opportunity to get the best deal. Now, I firmly believe that the best deals to be had will not be found at Walmart. To see the most savings, hold on to those coupons and match them with the weekly sales ads. You can get some truly amazing deals this way! If you don't feel like you can do coupon match ups on your own, it might be worth investing in the Grocery Game. I've never used it, but have heard some great things. Check out what Alyssa had to say about it.

When you are new to using coupons, it can feel like they are "burning a hole in your pocket", you want to jump right in and start saving. Be patient! And if you happen to hang onto a coupon too long and it expires, remember there will always be another one and another sale.

Again, if you have any questions just comment or feel free to email me.

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