Did you know that many people prefer to save without using paper coupons?
For most frugal people it is all too well known that using Manufacturer’s Coupons are one of the most accessible and easiest ways to save on grocery shopping. It is like someone giving you cash to go grocery shopping, or like finding a $20 bill on your way to the grocery store; you would pick it up and use it, right? At least, that’s how I see coupons.
However, not everybody likes couponing . . . and that’s okay. Luckily, there are many other ways to save, and this is a list of the most common and easy ways to save on your purchases, groceries or not:
DON'T Throw Away Your Expired Store Coupons . . . YET!
It all really started by pure accident one day at Dick's Sporting Goods many years ago. I was buying soccer items for our kids, and I was so happy about the very good coupons I had with me! I was about to get the deal of the year, because they accept a combination of qualifying coupons on the same purchase!
When the cashier asked me if I had any coupons (a question that you rarely get from anyone at any store, ever) I happily said, yes I do! To my dismay, when I pulled the coupons out, I just noticed that they were expired by exactly one day! I almost cried, because it is quite pricey to buy regular-priced at their store. Sadly, I said: I thought I did , but they expired yesterday . . .
That's when he said: "Oh, don't worry, we can still take them" . . . the most beautiful words I have ever heard from a cashier!
And, from that day on . . .
Having a nice pile of coupons on your way to the grocery store is a great way to start your couponing experience, but don't stop there. With a little extra organization, effort, and tips, you can maximize the value of your coupons!
Here are some Fantastic Tips!