Friday, March 20, 2009

How To Use Coupons : Part 1

There is a huge buzz about using coupons these days, and I would like to help clarify on how to use coupons in a responsible manner. That way manufacturer's will continue to use coupons!

1. You can use one manufacturer coupon and one store coupon to get a great deal on products, especially works well when the product is already on sale at the store.
Reason being, the manufacturer pays the store back value of coupon, and the store coupon gets reimbursed by the store. That is how this combination works out the best. Stores that have their own coupons include, Walgreens, CVS, Homeland, Kroger, and Target to name a few.

2. When a product is on sale, and you have a coupon, that is the best time to use your coupon. For instance, Huggies diapers are on sale for $8.99, reg. price 10.99, then you use your $3 off Huggies coupon, you get the diapers for $5.99 instead of $7.99. Makes way more since, and you get more value for your coupon!

3. Buy what the coupon is intended for. Sometimes the picture does not explain all that can be bought, so read the fine print. If the coupon is for any size Gillette Body wash, then you can use that coupon to buy the trial size. These trial sizes are great to have when making goody bags, trips, and to send over seas to our troops.

4. BOGO free coupons, you can use a $ off for one of the products on that you are buying and then get the other product for FREE.

5. Coupons can be found while shopping. Tear Pads, are coupons that are on display ad's in store. This is a good place to look for Milk coupons, or bread. Also, you can find PEELIE's these are coupons that are found on products, sometimes they are intended to be used when you buy (WYB) another product and not the product that it is stuck to.

6. Wine Tags, these are coupons found on Wine in your grocery store. Normally good for cheese, and crackers. These are not in areas that do not sell wine in grocery stores, like Oklahoma.

7. Double and Triple coupons. Stores that do these promotions sometimes it is a daily event and others it is only during certain times. Learn your stores rules for this type of promo, this is a great time to use those coupons to build your stock pile, more about how to start stock piling, later!

I hope this helps, I will keep you informed in later posts. Comment with any questions you may have or add anything you would like!


Monica said...

Hi, I found you a UBP 2009. I like your blog. I'm a coupon blogger too. It's fun to see other blogs out there.

Shannon "Coupon Princess" said...

Thanks for stopping by!

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