Learning how to use coupons in a proper way, so that one can get the best out of clipping. These are things that you may not have considered.
Saving money on things that we like, love, want, or need is something that many of us thrive on. Some of us are even proud or go for gold medals when it comes to saving money. Coupons are one of the biggest fashion statements that are out right now; next to the Link card that is. :-)
There is always a right way and a wrong way when it comes to personal accomplishments. Then there is the best way and following, the only way.
Clipping coupons does not fall into any of these categories. It is a question "Is there a way for me to really benefit from using coupons?" Well of coarse there is. Once you get past the do's, do nots and the real mystery behind the coupons.
There are two types of coupons, good coupons and bad coupons.
Good coupons: are the ones that you can save so much money buying just one item.
Bad coupons: are the ones that will give you a few cents off, but you have to buy more than one. Do not despair. There is a way to greatly benefit from these types of coupons as well.
First of all, HAVE SOME CONTROL PEOPLE!!! Stop buying things you do not normally buy because you have a coupon. You have to realize that those items always cost more money. So you are not saving anything because 90% of the time, the items you normally buy is still cheaper than buying something different just to use a great coupon.
Join coupon clubs and only pick coupons for items you buy all the time. I do not care how great a coupon you find, only choose the ones that you are going to use immediately. You heard the saying "you break it, you bought it," The same concept goes with clipping coupons.
"you clip it, you buy it."
For the bad coupons, use those when there is a sale on that item or when a store give you double for the coupon. This way you get 80 cents from a "get 40 cents off when you buy 2 or three" and maybe even the sale price.
Never ever fall into the trap of using a coupon to buy more than you use. You are not saving money, you are actually spending two to three times the amount. Wow!! there goes my budget.
Do not let the store clerk look at you coupon code and deny you of using them because you have more than one of the same coupon with the same numbers on them. You are allowed the go to the same website and re-print the same coupon as many times up until the coupon has reached its limit (of course the coupons are going to have the same coupon code. you are using the same computer and the same site).
Another smart way to use coupons is to print the amount of coupons for as many items of the same item as you are going to buy. In other words, if you are going to buy 6 Turkey Bacons, print out 6 Turkey Bacon coupons. Why buy 6 Turkey Bacons with only one coupon. How much are you really saving?
Now here is the real mystery