How to Coupon: Getting Them All
Posted on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 at 5:01 am
The strategy? Getting as many coupons as you can.
Okay, so maybe that sounds like a no-brainer, but the reality is that so many coupon cutters miss half or more of the available coupons that are out there. It is important to grab as many coupons as you can, both a variety of coupons and multiple copies of coupons. This way, you will always have an arsenal available to do coupon and sales matfch ups and make the deals.
But what if there are coupons for products that you don’t normally use? Grab them anyway. Here is why. You can sometimes use those coupons to get products for free. Even if you can’t use them, those same products can be donated to local shelters ministries or neighbors. You can bless others with your bounty.
Other reason to get those coupons for products that you might not use is because of overages. An overage occurs when the coupon or rebate or both equal more than the cost of the item. In many stores, they will actually give you the monetary difference! You could get a credit back to help pay for the groceries that you do want. Again, you can donate the extra products to a worthy cause.
There are many different sources of coupons:
- Newspaper inserts
- In the mailbox
- Through sign ups and rewards programs
- In the store on and near shelves
- At the register in the form of Catalina coupons
- Printed from coupon websites, such as FreeCoupons.com
- On manufacturer websites
- In or on product packaging
Be sure to check all of these sources and keep your eyes open for new sources. Look for future posts about organizing your coupons and doing store match ups with your coupons.