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Coupons Can Do Magic for a Tight Budget

Written by 9rules Blog on March 29, 2015

Not every individual, couple or family lead a good life. Some are fortunate to have more than enough funds that allow them to live the life they want while the others are struggling with their finances.

But there’s hope for those who don’t give up in finding ways to make both ends meet. The solution lies in coupons.

These coupons that offer discounts to a wide range of products particularly important household items can help save thousands of money.

woman using grocery coupons

With patience and resourcefulness, you can be sure to find great deals and lead a better life moving forward. You don’t have to compromise your personal hygiene and nutrition because you can even purchase the top brands of your needed groceries, toiletries and cleaning products using discount coupons.

Useful Tips

Don’t throw them away. Many people are guilty of misplacing their coupons or forget about them while at home. As such, other family members may just throw them straight to the garbage bin if they find some of them.

Make sure then to use a box or any container you like where you can keep your coupons. This way, you will know where to find them and get them before you go to the store.

Get those free in-store magazines. Supermarkets and grocery stores normally publish in-store magazines or catalogs on a regular basis and they give this to customers at no cost. You can even get more than one if you like.

Collect them online. Other than magazines and newspapers, you can also collect coupons from various websites such as Groupon Coupons. There are many websites exclusive to coupons only and you can even get discounts for major brands if you know where to search. You may also subscribe to mail-to-order catalogs of your preferred store. Additionally, you can visit the company’s website and search for coupons.

Use them right. Consumers should use their coupons on how they are intended to be used. Follow instructions and size restrictions, if any.

So if your coupon says $1/1 off a certain coffee brand with specific variant, you can avail of discount only for that specific variant unless stated otherwise.

Also, it is not always true that consumers can use one coupon only per shopping trip. Normally, one coupon can be used per item purchased which means that if you have three coupons for a specific product, you can get three of it and get a discount for each item. Sometimes, though, certain coupons state a 1 per transaction rule and in this case, you can only use one coupon even if you bought several similar items.

Stockpile non-perishable products. Did you know that stockpiling can do you good? That’s right and you should not be ashamed of it. If you have collected many coupons, might as well buy multiple products notably the non-perishable ones when those you prefer are on offer. Items such as diapers, toilet papers, shampoos and soaps have longer shelf life hence they’re okay if you keep them at home for a while.

If you’re buying from Sears, for instance, you can enjoy using your discount coupons because this national chain sells everything. You can check the company’s website beforehand to find out which items you can purchase using the coupons.

Sears