Check your weekly Store add
I have a few websites that I check frequently for sales… they will help a lot… I do also check the weekly sales when they come in and see if something stands out that I need/ want or have coupons for.
Totally Target for anything Target
I heart Publix for anything Publix
I heart Kroeger for anything Kroeger
- Brand loyalty goes out the window for serious couponers! Buy what is on sale!
If a store has something on sale: # for $xx, you are not obligated to buy the full number to get the sale price… unless the ad says so! Something that is 10/$10.00 is actually “each item is $1
Also, these # for $xx sales are not always the best deal. Sometimes they even increase the price for this type of sale. EX: a can of tomatoes is on sale at 5/$5.00. But since you are now so price-savvy, you know that the regular, everyday price of the item is only $.89! You know to pass on this ‘sale’!
- This will make a good deal if you know it’s not lower for regular price and then you have a coupon to match like Marie Calendar Pies is on sale at 2/$5.00= $2.50. You have a $1 off 1 coupon, you will end up paying $1.50 for the item; That is an okay deal for something that usually costs $3.49! or Chef Boyardee is on sale for 10/10.00. You have a $.50/1 coupon. You store doubles that coupon, making the item FREE! This
- P.S. Stores in Florida do NOT double, but other States do.. makes saving even better!!! Check with your Store
Keep your eyes on the cashier!
Occasionally, you will run into a cashier who is a master of the sleight-of-hand. This results in some of your coupons not being scanned. Stand up for yourself and don’t let it happen. If you had 10 coupons and she only scanned 9, speak up. It’s your money we’re talking about here.
Also, many stores have a “scan right guarantee”: it scans correctly or it is free, or you get double the difference back. Make sure that you get the price that you were expecting! Publix works like that if the price rings up wrong you can walk right over to Costumer Service and they give you the entire amount back, making the item FREE!! It pays to check your receipt and know what the price on the tag was!!!
Buy the smallest size possible!
- Stores like Sam’s Club and Costco may have you convinced that the bigger sizes are the better value. You’re a couponer now, and you know better!
- A large product may be much less expensive with coupons, but the smallest size may be free! This is part of the logic behind multiple coupons. One of our members bought the 34oz coffee for a few dollars until she realized that the 11-13oz size was totally free!