Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 at 10:33 am
Syncing up coupons with sales and store promotions is a sure way to save money on groceries and household items. You can even get many free items this way. But it does take some work to match the coupons from the Sunday inserts to the sales in the stores. Well, here is a little trick that will prevent you from having to do all that but still allow you to save a good chunk of your normal grocery bill.
When you get your Sunday coupon inserts, put them in a folder, and envelop or a drawer. First mark them clearly with the date. Then ignore them for four weeks. After the four weeks, take the inserts to the store and shop as normal, using the coupons in of Sunday insert for your purchases. At least 40 to 45 percent of the products in that Sunday insert should be on sale.
Most product manufacturers go on a four week coupon promotion or wave. They start promoting their products through coupons and then follow up four weeks late with promotions in the store. There is a very good reason for this. If you have a coupon, you may try out a new product. Then four weeks later, you see that same product on sale and you are willing to buy it again because you are saving again. And once you buy a product twice, you are more likely to continue to purchase it.
Try this technique out and see if it works for you!