In these times of economic uncertainty grocery coupons are a sure way to help us to save money on the things that we all need and use everyday. By planning your shopping strategy and using coupons as effectively as possible you could end up saving as much as 70 to 80% off your weekly bill. Now that is good news that you can use in 2009.
Here are a few tips that can help you to get the most out of your grocery coupons.
Many stores offer buy one, get one free deals, if you can add a coupon to that or find coupons for things that are already on sale, you are maximizing your savings. Just use a little planning, check the ads, plan your menus, and use your coupons!
Buy in bulk. You can buy many items in bulk and store them for later. Things like canned goods, frozen foods, and toilet paper or paper towels can often be purchased in bulk with a coupon and you end up saving much more than if you purchase singular items every week. And you have the items on hand when you need them and that is always convenient.
Check out the sales flyers. You get them in your mailbox every week anyway. Check them out and plan your menus and shopping lists based upon what is on sale and what you have a coupon for. If you have a coupon and it’s on sale too, you end up with twice the savings!
Many stores have frequent shopper cards. Use coupons in addition to your frequent shopper card and get more discounts and bonus savings.
Look for stores that offer “double coupon days”. It is really fun to get double the savings on a great coupon!
Most often buying the smaller size when it’s on sale and with a coupon will result in the most savings. But check it out. Take your pocket calculator and see what the best deal is. A little simple math and you end up saving the most money.
Make it a game. See how much you can save every week, you’ll enjoy it more and you will be looking for the most savings.
Just a few of these tips can help you save a bundle of money on your grocery shopping. Try it for a few weeks and see if the savings are worth the time you spend.