The time and energy you will spend finding, clipping and using coupons is well worth it. While some may say they do not have the time to find and clip these coupons, it really isn’t that hard. Even if you only have a couple of hours in your week, you will still be able to clip and use coupons to save you and your family a ton of money.
The amount of places in which you can find coupons has grown greatly in the last couple of years. In previous years, the only place you could really find them was in the local weekly newspaper. Now, you can find them in stores, and even on the Internet. There are thousands of websites in which you will be able to find the coupons. There are even websites in which allow you to type in a product name, and they will list out the coupons available for that item. Couponing has never been this easy!
Couponing has even gone to social media websites. Facebook has become increasingly popular for locating coupons, directly on the manufacturers Facebook page. Manufacturers will offer coupons for promotions, so you will want to be sure to check the “like” button on their Facebook page so it shows up on your wall.
Some of the more popular coupon websites include coupons.com, couponsuzy.com, smartsource.com, and even redplum.com. You can pretty much find a coupon for about 90% of your shopping trip. Keep in mind that a lot of stores will also offer their own store coupons. You will be able to combine one store coupon and one manufacturer coupon per item. Find the item you are looking for on sale and you can save a ton of money!
If you find a particular coupon in the Sunday newspaper that is really good, or even multiple coupons, it might be a good idea to obtain multiples. You can do this a number of ways. Start by asking your friends and family members for the coupon if they do not plan on using it. You may even consider purchasing extra papers on the weeks that their are a number of good coupons. There are tons of blogs in which will tell you what are going to be the deals at certain stores, so you know what to stock up on.
If you are stocking up on different items when they go on sale, you will be saving money because you will have to shop less often, as well as never have to pay full price. To some people, the idea of just not having to go to the store as often is quite appealing. You can spend this extra time with your family, or even hunting down more bargains! Keep in mind that you should only stock up on non-perishable items, and things you will only use. Don’t stock up on something just because it was free if you are not going to use it, as that is wasteful.
In short, you can really save a ton of money using coupons. It doesn’t take a lot of time and effort, and it will get even easier the more you do it.