Coupon Clipping Tips – tips on how to save money using coupons for everyday household items. These tips will save you money and time!…
Coupon Clipping Tips
Carry your coupons with you. I know I’ve clipped and saved only to get to the store and realize I left my coupons at home (and then I go and buy the items full price because I’m already at the store!). Get yourself in the habit of carrying your coupons in your wallet (or an envelope) – that way they are always on hand!
Check expiry dates. File your coupons by date and then when you go shopping – use the ones with the closest expiry date first. That way you never miss a savings because it expires.
Read the coupon. Watch for wording like: “…when you buy 2” …I’ve gone to stores to buy a product only to realize I actually need to buy multiple products in order to get the coupon. Do your math and ensure it makes math sense.
Get coupons in flyers and online. Our weekly local newspaper has the coupon flyers just before the weekend. You can also visit websites like https://www.pgeveryday.ca/offers for coupons and offers on household items.
You can’t double down in Canada. I know…I’ve seen those extreme coupon shows too…where the couponer doubles the coupons to get their products for free *insert jealousy here*. I don’t know of any stores in Canada which allow this (if you do – comment below – I’d love to know of any!). Instead, combine your coupon shopping with earning reward points at your respective stores.
Do I need this? Again, I’m in awe of the extreme couponers…with their hauls of deodorant and paper towel…it’s impressive isn’t it? However, I have limited storage in my house and really don’t need 7 years of toilet paper. I’m a buy what you can realistically use in the next 6 months type of shopper…even if I have a coupon.