When a Krazy Couponer walks into a store, where should they head first? The clearance section!

Overstocked items, seasonal leftovers, old models or products with small irregularities are often marked down for quick sale, sometimes at deeply discounted prices. Stores usually stock clearance items in out-of-the-way places like wall-facing end caps, on the bottom shelf, or at the back of the store. Every store will have its own location, so you'll want to scout out each one to know where they keep their clearance items.

To make the most of clearance finds, stack them with a manufacturer coupon, store coupons or smartphone app deals whenever possible! To be ready for clearance finds, make sure to clip coupons for any product you would want to buy or try for cheap or free and keep them with you, whether in a binder, envelope or expandable file. Curious about what type of clearance finds may be available in your store? Check out the KCL Brag Lounge, where shoppers share their great successes, including deeply discounted goods!

Target shoppers will want to check out this post and video to find out how to read Target clearance stickers to know how to save the most on discounted items. Also, score great deals by making sure to browse the Dollar Spot each shopping trip for markdowns on seasonal items soon after holidays.

To save even more in your overall expenses, remember to check clearance racks in department stores, super centers, and office supply stores. For online clearance purchases, make sure to check sites like RetailMeNot for coupon codes which, if applicable to discounted items, will further lower your bill.