Couponing is definitely one of the best techniques and strategies of saving and cutting on shopping expenses. However, this knowledge is not readily available and many shoppers are stuck with expensive shopping habits that cost them hundreds and even thousands of dollars each year. I have been couponing for last 5 years and the savings that I have made have been very impressive.
The good thing is that you can learn how to coupon. I am here to teach you how to master couponing with minimal effort. Remember, by learning these basics of couponing, you will be able turn around the shopping experience to your favor and you won’t believe the amount of money you will save. Check out this tips below and you will be on your way to becoming a master of couponing;
Change of the Frame of Mind: One of the main barriers to successful couponing is the lack of the will to learn how to coupon. Many people have heard of the idea but perceive it to be a difficult practice. The mention of terms such as coupon codes, matching sales with coupons and others, scares them away. The first step is, therefore, to know that couponing can be done and you can do it just like others who have done it.
Coupons have an Expiry Date: Coupons do not last a life time and have an expiry date within which they can be used. In addition, they have other restrictions such as the places where they can be used and the limits within which they can be used. It is important to read carefully these restrictions and use the coupon codes within the restrictions and stipulated time frame.
Coupon Websites: These are important website as they easily match sales and coupons and are a highly recommendable places when looking for grocers or shops where to claim the coupons. These websites are many and can be easily found through a simple online search.
Where to look for coupons: Coupons are easy to find as you will learn here. Some coupons are free while others can be obtained at a small fee(which is worth it). The following is just a small list of where coupons can be obtained easily;
- Newspapers and Magazines : Coupons are often stuffed in between the pages of your popular newspaper and select few magazines. After finding the coupons, you should cut out the coupon codes that you are interested in and then store them for future use.
- Online resources: Various websites that offer coupons have emerged. Some are free, while others charge a small fee. For tech savvy couponers, online coupons have also emerged and is a great alternative to the traditional coupons
- Others are store brochures and Face book ads where various deals and offers are advertised
Organization of Coupons: Organization of coupons is very important. It is necessary to ensure that each coupon is clipped and easily accessible when ever it is required. The best way for starters is to categorize the coupons for easy access and use at a later date
Couponing is as simple as you have just read!