3 Couponing Tricks
By The Women’s Information Network
December 18, 2014
There’s no doubt that extreme couponing is a practice that requires hours and hours of preparation, and it’s certainly not for everyone. However, it’s also true that many of the tricks that the pro couponers use can be applied to basic grocery shopping, so The WIN has compiled a few tips to help you get started.
You’ve heard all about those amazing women who are able to grab hundreds and hundreds of items for practically nothing using coupons, right? You’re probably wondering how to do it like the pros so that you can help save your family some money. There’s no doubt that extreme couponing is a practice that requires hours and hours of preparation, and it’s certainly not for everyone. However, it’s also true that many of the tricks that the pro couponers use can be applied to basic grocery shopping, so The WIN has compiled a few tips to help you get started. Here are 3 couponing tips that will save you big bucks:
- Try Price Matching
Price matching is a fairly new practice that involves looking at the prices of other competitors and getting the prices at the store you’re shopping at. Walmart was the original pioneer of price matching and continues to be the leader in this area.
For example: If you were to see an ad for diapers at Target for $7.99 a pack and you were shopping at Walmart where the same pack of diapers was $9.99, you can get that pack of diapers for $7.99.
The best part about Walmart’s policy is that you don’t even need to show a coupon or an ad to get the lower price. If you know the price exists, all you have to do is mention where the deal is from at the register, and the lower price is yours. Talk about an easy way to save money!
- Sign up for an online coupon service
If you want to get the best prices, you have to be up to speed on the latest coupons. There are tons of free coupon subscription services out there where you can search for the types of products you need and find specific coupons for those products. Here’s a list of the most popular coupon sites of 2014:
- Buy a newspaper subscription
The key to good couponing is good old fashioned newspaper clipping. Most newspapers send out tons of coupons in their issues. Going through and clipping coupons and then filing those coupons each time you receive your newspaper is a great way to compile a great list of savings for your next grocery visit.
Many coupon extremists buy several of the same newspaper so that they can clip multiples of their coupons. If you are trying to create a stockpile, this is the way to go. Trust us – you’ll save enough money to pay for the extra subscriptions several times over by the time you’re done using those coupons!
Don’t be afraid to get started on couponing! Before you know it, you’ll be saving more money and making a better life for you and your family.