Get The Most Out Of Your Coupons
Utilizing coupons is a great money-saving tactic. Coupons on products you use everyday can be found in newspapers, magazines and circulars. Here are a few tips to get the discounts that you need.
Coupons are abundant, but not always for the products you use regularly. Form a coupon clipping group with neighbors, friends and family that lets you trade for coupons on products you use regularly. Websites like Ecoupon allow you to trade with hundreds of coupon users across the country.
Participate in loyalty programs
Large grocery stores offer loyalty programs that reward customers. Sign up to receive coupons on products that you buy most often. A new feature at many chain stores, the Scan It allows customers to scan items as they shop saving time at the checkout line. This program can produce on-the-spot coupons that may not be available otherwise.
Go to the source
Sometimes it's best to skip the papers and go straight to the source. Sign up on a company's website to receive regular emails featuring discount offers. Offer feedback on products by participating in marketing research, which will allow companies to more accurately provide coupons on products you use.
Try new things
Coupons are most beneficial if the shopper is not brand loyal. Companies often use coupons as a way to entice consumers away from a rival product. Not sticking with any preferred brand can save you lots as companies continue to compete to win your business.
Maximize the value
Many coupons can be used with other offers, so take advantage of this for even greater savings. Read each coupon carefully to be sure they can be used with other coupons or existing sales. Be aware of expiration dates and be sure to use those set to expire first.