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It never ceases to amaze me how much money one can save when using coupons. For years I would just toss out the coupons whenever they came in the newspaper or in the mailbox. Then, after reading several couponing blogs, I decided what the heck why not give it a try! So I sat down, made a general grocery list, and began clipping coupons for everything I could find that I knew we needed and would use. I took it a step further by checking for B1G1 and store specials in my grocery’s circular (where I found even more coupons), and matching the coupons I had to those specials.
Then I headed off to the store. When it came time to check out, the total came to about $135, and I handed my pile of coupons to the cashier. As each coupon was scanned I watched my total drop to the beat of the beeps. By the time she had scanned them all, my total cost was $49! My savings wound up being more than the cost of the groceries! From that point on, I never looked back!
Save Money with Money Mailer Coupons
Today I am an official member of the coupon craze. I have extended my saving from beyond just groceries. Between the newspaper, the internet, sites like https://www.raise.com/coupons/kohls, couponing apps and what comes in the mail, I am saving on pretty much everything we need.
Speaking of the coupons in the mail, one of my favorite sources of savings is the Money Mailer packs. Filled with coupons for everything from food to household repairs, Money Mailer is one of my best sources for local coupons.
Since 1979 Money Mailer has been bringing families amazing coupons from their favorite local businesses. That’s 35 years of saving people money on everything from food to beauty services to household repairs. I have found that spending two to three minutes of my time going through the coupons when my Money Mailer pack arrives, has saved countless hours of deal shopping and lots of money.
Even better, with my smartphone and the Money Mailer app, I don’t have to spend the time clipping or printing coupons out. The digital coupons will appear directly on my phone. The app is available for download on both iOS and Android devices, and makes saving while out and about a breeze. Checkout more money-saving couponing tips below.
More Money Saving Couponing Tips
1. Know Your Store’s Coupon Policies
As I discovered the first time I tried couponing, some stores have incredible coupon policies. Look for stores that will not only accept coupons, but will also double, if not triple, the coupon’s value. Also find out if they accept their competitor’s coupons, and if they offer rain checks for out of stock merchandise. You can find out your store’s policy by visiting their website online.
2. Take the Time to Check Out the Store Circulars
Make sure you take the time to look at the store circulars that come in the mail and that are in the newspaper. Often times these carry store coupons, as well as mention sales and special deals. You can also pick these up inside your favorite store. Consumers should save the circulars that arrive in the mail and take 15-20 minutes each week to sort through them. Matching the sales with the coupons will help save money and time.
3. Carefully Plan Your Shopping Trip
Although it will take a few minutes of your time, it is completely worth sitting down and strategizing your shopping plan. Match coupons to sales and deals. See what size product the coupon is for. If it doesn’t specify, always get the smallest and least expensive one. If the store has a coupon dispenser in the middle of the aisle, make sure to utilize it. Finally, separate the items into multiple transactions if there is more than one coupon for spending a certain dollar amount. For example, $15 off a purchase of $50.
Last but not least, make sure you avoid the following common mistakes.
– Using coupons on things you don’t really need
– Not following specific size requirements and guidelines
– Not using coupons on items that are already on sale
– Missing out on stacking opportunities
– Not reading the coupon’s fine print or having no knowledge of the store’s policy.
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What are some of your couponing tips? I’d love to hear about them! Share in the comments below.