Day 4: Timing is Everything
With your newly organized coupon binder in hand, you’re ready to discover the secret to Krazy couponing success. Timing is everything!
Have you ever taken a coupon to the store, intending to save on some name-brand product, only to find that the generic is cheaper still? Extreme couponing success is much less about what coupons you have and much more about when you use them.
Match Coupons with Sales and Promotions
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is using a coupon just because you have it. The key is to wait until that item goes on sale or the store runs a promotion. Nearly all stores run a weekly ad with newly slashed prices and great promotions like: Buy One, Get One Free or Spend $15 on these products, get $5 back or Buy 4, Save $4 Instantly. When you’re sure the item is marked at a bargain price or the promotion is too good to pass up, then add a coupon on top of it, and you’ve just scored an amazing deal!
Stack Your Coupons
Stacking simply means use one manufacturer coupon and one store coupon on one item. Target, Walgreens, Kroger, Rite Aid and Safeway (just to name a few) all issue store coupons and allow them to be stacked with a manufacturer coupon. (You can never use two manufacturer coupons on one item.)
You’ve probably heard about stores that “double” coupons, meaning they accept your coupon at twice the face value. So, for example, if a coupon is $0.50 off one item, the store will honor that coupon at $1.00 off. If you find a store that doubles or is having a doubling promotion, jump on it. This is an amazing way to save big.
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The absolute perfect scenario occurs when more than one of the above “couponing stars” align. That’s how you end up bringing home items for free, or better yet, how you leave the store with more money in your pocket than you started with! Now you might be thinking, “Great. How do I know when a product will go on sale? How do I keep track of every store?” The great news is all the work is done and waiting for you at TheKrazyCouponLady.com. You’re welcome.
You can’t wait, can you? Jump on over to Day 5 first and have a little linguistics lesson.