When it comes to creating a better financial future for you and your family – there are two things you can do:
- Make more money
- Save the money you have
But what about saving the money you have? We asked money-saving experts to share their tips for saving money. Here’s what they had to say:
Your Computer is a Coupon Machine
Sure the Internet can offer advice and message board groups all about coupons, but it can also provide you with a slew of coupons to use locally!
Do a Google search for phrases like “printable coupons,” “grocery coupons” or even “ecoupons” and you’ll find hundreds of websites that offer grocery-type coupons. Many of them require you to install a small piece of (free) software on your computer so that they can easily monitor and print out your coupon straight from your computer.
Some sites (like SavingStar or CellFire) work even better as there’s nothing to actually print. You just sign up at their sites and add specific coupons you’d like to your account. They’re tied to your local grocery rewards cards, so when you scan them at the checkout, the coupons are already attached (or in some cases, you earn cash back or credit in an account somewhere).
– Andrew Kardon, President, JoeShopping, Inc.
Never Shop Without Grocery Coupons
I’m always surprised when I’m in the checkout line at the grocery store and the person in front of me doesn’t have coupons.
Really? NO coupons?!
Shopping with coupons used to mean compromising on brands or having to buy 10 of something just to save a buck. But, now – you can save 5% – 25% on your normal grocery list just by printing coupons before you leave the house. Here’s what you should do:
- Check your grocery store’s website. They probably have a “coupons” section where you can print the coupons and deals for the day.
- Sign up for your store’s loyalty program. You may end up getting extra postal mail after doing so (usually more coupons!) but the only real hassel – if you can call it that – is filling out the form. Each time you shop, you’ll see a savings.
- Go to Google and search for “grocery coupons”. If you like a specific brand or product, search for that – for example “Tide Coupons”.
These companies are giving away free money – sure it’s $0.10 here and $0.25 there… but it’s free money that adds up!
– Ann Sandretto, Founder, AlwaysNewYou.com
Makes sense to us! Save the money you have by printing coupons before you shop – and you’ll be saving almost every time you go shopping!