If you are like me, you are trying to save money anyway that you can. I look for ways to cut cost everyday. One easy way to do this is to save big while I am doing the grocery shopping. With a little time and effort, you can rack up tremendous savings at your local supermarket. Or should I say supermarkets, because you will have to shop at more than one to really reap the rewards. There is a system to saving money this way, and it is well worth it.
If you really want to save big with coupons, first you have to get a and binder and get organized. Then, you can go to Staples, or Office Max, and pick up some baseball card holders and some dividers. These are plastic pages with slots in them to sort baseball cards. The dividers are used to divide up the coupons into groups. Mine run something like this. Allergy, breakfast, body wash, cereal, deodorant, detergent, dish soap, etc. Next, purchase the Sunday paper, get the sales papers and coupons books out of them. Professional couponers recommend buying a Sunday paper for every member of your household. This way you can stockpile those items that you manage to get for free. I only do this when I see a deal for buy one get one free. And they have coupons for $1.00 off on the product. More papers, more dollars off. And the store has a sale and a coupon. That's when you can get the products for free. Then go online and sign up for smartsource and redplum coupons. These will be mailed out usually on about Wednesday. That equals double the amount of coupons for the week. Next go to all of the major stores and pharmacies in your area and sign up for their savers cards. That is instant money off every purchase. You are just about ready to begin saving more money than you ever dreamed of.
Now it is time to go online and do your research to really save big with coupons. Each store and pharmacy has different coupon rules. Once you master them you are on your way. I can tell you this much, use your saver fob or card first, then use the store coupon, next use the manufacturers coupon and you will not believe the savings. I never use to shop at pharmacies because they where so expensive. Now, I can get my body wash, toothpaste, shampoo, and deodorant there for free most of the time. I save the most at Walgreens, then CVS, and sometimes at Rite-Aid. I always go there first before heading to the grocery store. When I hit the store, I look for BOGO's, or buy one, get one free, and that is, if I have a coupon for it. Then I look for3 for $5 or 10/$10 deals, only if I have a coupon. I am now using name brand products that I could not afford before. I spend $100.00 a week for a family of 4. There is a site on the internet called the $30.00 a week grocery challenge, but I haven't gotten that good yet. I am getting there. Some people think that it is not worth the time, but I use product like Bounty, Tide with Downy, Dawn, Nivea and Gillette Body Wash, and the list goes on and on. I eat jumbo shrimp and steak and ribs. If you do not use coupons, then you are missing out. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed.