The Secrets of Manufacturer Coupons
There are secrets to using manufacturer coupons. Pay attention to them, and you can turn a few cents off of a product into a anywhere from 40 to 100 percent off of that same item. Here is what you need to know to save more than the average shopper.
Doubling and Tripling Manufacturer Coupons
If your local grocery store doesn’t double or triple manufacturers coupons, then it is time to get another store. When you are able to double or triple a coupon, you not only save more money off of your grocery bill, but you open the door to getting more free items. For example, a $.75 off coupon for toothpaste will triple to $2.25, about the cost of the average tube of toothpaste, making it free. Look for a store that at least doubles coupons up to $.99. Some store do double larger amounts.
Shh..here is a bonus secret. Get friendly with the manager or a customer service representative. He or she will be able to tell you when there are upcoming triple coupon days or vouchers. Save your high value coupons for these special times.
Combining Sales with Manufacturer Coupons
Manufacturer grocery coupons are the most valuable when they are combined with the grocery store sales. The best sales are called “loss leaders” because the store actually loses money by selling the products at those prices. They do it in order to entice you into the store where they hope you will buy a lot more to make up the difference. These are the items that general appear in the first few pages of the flyer.
Sort through your manufacturer coupons to find the most “match ups” between the sales and the available coupons. This is a sure way to get your groceries at rock bottom prices.
Here is bonus secret 2. Most Sunday insert coupons run about four weeks behind the store sales. So if you don’t want to go through the trouble of keeping track of all of those manufacturer coupons, just start with the store flyer and match it against the Sunday insert four weeks ago!
Getting More Manufacturer Grocery Coupons
The more manufacturers coupons you have, the more you can save. So where can you find them? There is the Sunday paper, of course, where coupons are traditionally found and clipped. Magazines are an-other good source. But probably the best place out there to get plenty of free manufacturer coupons is online.
Free printable manufacturers grocery coupons are available at product websites, printable coupon web-sites and on Facebook.
Finally, it is bonus secret 3. Not all coupons are created equal. Manufacturer coupons can vary according to the region in which you live. Urban area tend to have higher value coupons to offset the higher cost of groceries. Trade coupons online or ask for a zip code to use at printable coupon websites to get the values that you need.