More than one item
Typically, high-value coupons will require the purchase of two or more items. For example, Tide detergent may have a coupon to save $2 off your purchase of 2 containers. If you can pair this coupon with a sale on Tide, you’ll save even more money. Find a deal where the coupon doubles, and it’s money in your pocket! The challenge with couponing is getting the best deal with your coupon. Read high-value coupons carefully so that you use them correctly and to your advantage!
They’re usually offered on higher priced items
Sync with Ibotta, Checkout 51 and Shopmium
There are so many great deals out there—you just have to know where to find them. Mobile apps like Ibotta, Checkout 51 and Shopmium should be checked daily for new deals. Recently, there was a great deal on Belvita cookies on one of these apps. After I paired the deal with a buy 1, get 1 free sale at Harris Teeter, I was in business! Use your coupon in sync with other offers to maximize your savings power.
Use before expiration
I typically look to pair a high-value coupon with a deal within a couple of weeks. One reason is so that I remember to take advantage of the coupon, and the second is because the sales typically coincide. The recent coupon for $3.75 off of 2 Dove products is a great example. I used this coupon the same day I printed it and combined it with a Target hair-care-items mobile coupon. That’s how I coupon—keep combining the deals to limit my total out-of-pocket amount! I really do fuss at myself if I find an expired, high-value coupon in my notebook that I’ve missed. These coupons are special and should be a priority in your coupon organization.
Use with rebates
Frequently, magazines and websites like Facebook have coupons for new items. KCL is great about listing these coupons on their site. Companies also feature rebates on new items to get you to try them. If you can pair high-value coupons along with a great rebate, your out-of-pocket cost will be minimal. I recently got a 16-pound bag of dog food from PetSmart that was around $40. There was an available coupon along with a rebate that saved me $37.99. I basically just paid for the tax on this item—score!
Try new products
If you’re dying to try out a new product, chances are there’s a coupon floating around for it. Use that coupon to purchase the item and see if you like it. You haven’t lost much if you pay a reduced price and don’t like the product. I’ve found that All You magazine features new products with corresponding coupons. KCL lists Facebook deals frequently as well. Print these coupons as soon as you see them before there are no more available!
This is a guest post by Tammy from St. Pauls, NC.
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