I have my coupons and they are all organized…now what? You may feel the urge to use your coupons now because you have them. You would be okay to use them because you would be saving money, but you would not get the most use out of your coupon.
1. It is best to use coupons on items that go on sale
2. Do not buy items you will not use just because you have a coupon (This will cause you to overspend. However if the item is free and you will not use it, you could just donate it)
When using coupons, it is best to wait for items to go on sale. Let’s say a box of cereal cost $3.00 and you have a $1.00 off coupon. You will be paying $2.00 for that box of cereal. It’s still better than if you did not use a coupon, but not the best use of a coupon. If you waited to that box of cereal went on sale for $1.50 a box and used the sale $1.00 off coupon, then you would only be paying $.50 for that same box of cereal.
Once you get the hang of using coupons and combining them with sales, you will realize prices that you would be willing to pay for items. I only buy toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant and shower gel for free or pennies on the dollar. I will never pay full price for these items because I have been able to obtain them for free with the use of coupons.
Please remember to check your stores when using coupons.
If your store doubles coupons: If the coupon is valued at $1.00, some stores will double that coupon to equal $2.00
Stack together: You can use a manufacturer and store coupon together to maximize your savings. You can read more about stacking here.