With wages on the decrease and the cost of living on the increase many Americans are implementing new money-saving techniques into their budget. Learn how clipping coupons can be an effective way to keep money in your pocket and what to avoid when playing the coupon game.
We needed to start saving money for our family but our income wasn’t going up and prices were. We decided to start heavily couponing and using that money to put into savings. We save thousands of dollars are year by simply matching up the stores sales and using coupons on top of those sales. We get items for free every week by doing this.
Every purchasing decision should start at the computer. Do a bit of research to save on everything you buy. Check the weekly ads to spot sales. Look for a free coupon to print before going to a restaurant. Shop online whenever you can to take advantage of free online coupons and free cash back.
Using coupons can be a great money-saving tool. Something to remember, coupons by design are printed to encourage you to spend. Don’t get so caught up in the couponing game that you’re buying unnecessary items. For example, if you don’t eat fruit snacks, don’t buy them just because they’re 10 for 10.
When clipping coupons, stick to your grocery or shopping list. Buying more because it’s on sale isn’t necessarily saving.
How has clipping coupons helped you keep cash in your pocket or vise versa?