When To Get The Best Coupons
Posted on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 at 2:44 pm
If you’ve been flipping through your Sunday Red Plum insert or checking out Smartsource’s online coupons, but have still been unable to find the coupons you’re looking for, you may simply be searching at the wrong time of the month.
Manufacturers usually release their best coupons, including savings on brand names and grocery items, at the very beginning of the month so be sure to snag a copy of the newspaper on every first Sunday of the month. The same also goes for online printable coupons. Websites like Coupons.com and SmartSource come out with their best coupons on the first of the month. Manufacturers issue print limits on their coupons so it’s important to print out the ones you want before they’re all gone.
Here are some additional tips to keep you clipping the top money-savers:
- Print the same coupon more than once by using multiple computers.
- Visit a coffee shop on a Sunday afternoon (particularly the first Sunday) and “clean up” the newspaper inserts that have been left behind.
- If you find a high-value coupon (such as a $5-10 dog food coupon or the highly-coveted Covergirl $8/2 deal released last month), purchase a second copy of the newspaper—these savings are definitely worth the $1.50 investment cost of buying another newspaper, plus you’ll have doubles of all the other coupons!
- Trade coupons with a friend so both of you can score coupons that you’ll use on needed products.
If you follow these tips and stock up on coupons at the beginning of each month, you’ll always have coupons for your favorite brands and products!