Grocery coupons is the one thing that is helping people to really cut the costs in the grocery area. While some people might think that it is a cheap thing to do. People who use them, are able to save a lot of money on monthly or yearly basis. And why wouldn’t someone do? There is economic crisis everywhere in the world, and everyone wants to save as much money as they can. And those little cutouts from your weekend newspapers or magazines is literally helping people to actually get whatever they want (not literally, but they are on a good path if you see).
And the fact that every company is getting their employees to let go, these grocery coupons are somewhat like a gem for unemployed individuals. Heck, even Microsoft cut out 7,000 employees last week. And here’s a little truth that might make you happy in these times. Most of the people don’t really care about those coupons. They just turn a blind eye to them. This is where you can take advantage of that. Just ask them to save those coupons for you.
And if you were thinking that people are mean, you’re wrong. They will be more than happy to do it for you. You just need to go, and ask for those coupons.
But if you are too shy to ask for that, the internet is the best place for you. There are websites that are completely dedicated to providing you free coupons for different things. Whether they are grocery coupons, or furniture coupons. You can almost always find them on the internet.
Once you have got your hands on those coupons, you need to manage them well. Or you might end up getting them expired and wasted. Here’s how you can clip those coupons in a better way that you were doing in the past:
1. Sort out each coupon according to a category. If it is a grocery coupon, keep it in the grocery stack. Electronics coupon, another stack for that.
2. Separate everything, and arrange them in a way so that they all are facing in the same direction. Kind of like, One Direction (sarcasm :-))
3. Cut those coupons. You should then end up having 10 coupons for one item.
Most people think that they really don’t need that many coupons while shopping. But they are wrong. Those coupons are generated by the manufacturers in a way that they all will make a significant difference for the buyer. And most grocery stores will also double the number of coupons on a particular day. Most of the time it is either midweek or weekends. You just have to figure it out from the store where you purchase your groceries.
You can get started by looking for coupons for the item that you will be purchasing next. Most of the time when you shop on coupon doubler days, you will get a double discount on that item. For instance, if you have a $1 coupon for a product, and you shop on the coupon doubler day, you will get a $2 discount on that item. But this completely depends on whether you want to use that coupon on that same day or not. Most people prefer to preserve those coupons, and then use them all when the time is right.
Most people call this coupon preserving this as coupon stashing. What they do, is preserve all the coupons that come across for a particular item. And when there is a sale for that item, they then go out and purchase that item, using all those coupons, and getting that sale discount on top of that. This saves them almost above 50% every time.