Sharpen Your Scissors And Trim Down Your Grocery Bill With Coupons!
You can trim down your grocery bill by clipping coupons. If you are looking to save dollars, not pennies, it's time to sharpen those scissors and get organized. People who save significant amounts of money by using coupons - without spending too much time - have a plan of attack in place before they ever hit the grocery store aisles. The first step to becoming a coupon money-saver is knowing where to find real savings. Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Coupons If you are new to the world of coupon clippers, start by identifying sources for coupons you are most likely to use. Newspapers often include inserts filled with manufacturer's coupons. In them you will find money-saving incentives to try new products as well as money-saving offers to buy the products you already enjoy. In addition to manufacturer's coupons, you will find special offers from local retailers. The best collection of coupons will appear in Tuesday and Sunday editions. Direct mail coupons are often packaged into "money saver" collections targeted toward the tastes and needs of people in your zip code area. Before you toss those direct mail packets in the trash, sift through them for coupons you can use. Flyers are distributed in a variety of ways and often include savings on local products and services. Take the time to read over those flyers left on your car windshield at the grocery store, distributed at parades and special events, or posted on local bulletin boards. Sometimes local service providers will offer substantial savings just to get you to try their new services such as carpet cleaning, yard care and tree-trimming. Internet coupons are increasingly available and more and more people are finding coupons for the products they use - or want to use - online. Do a strategic search for the products on which you want to save by using your favorite search engine. Type in the name of the product surrounded by quote marks: "Hershey's chocolate" then add the word, "coupon" or "coupons" to the search criteria to find printable coupons you can use. Fundraisers for local youth organizations often include the sale of coupon books that can be used in your area to purchase two-for-one meals, save on recreational activities, or get discounts on services. Compare the cost of the coupon book with the savings of which you will actually take advantage. Sometimes these books offer substantial savings just for donating to a worthy cause.