If you have been reading my other couponing blog posts, you probably have a binder with coupons in it, and have a working knowledge, or at least a clue of what is going on. Now comes the fun part.
1. Take your sales ads, and circle the things that are on sale that you want to purchase, and/or write them down on a notebook.
2. Compare prices between stores. Many offer the same items for sale during the same week. One store may offer a percentage off, or a B1G1 50% off, while another may have the same item full price with Reward bucks back.
3. Match these sales with your coupons. See where this is going? The purpose is to save as much money as possible, therefore fulfilling the term, Please Keep Your Money.
4. When planning your best shopping scenario, be aware which stores price or ad match, which stores double coupons, and which stores will let you use store coupons along with manufacturer’s coupons. When you combine a sale with a manufacturer’s coupon and a store coupon, this is called coupon stacking.
5. One step at a time! This may sound complicated, but seriously, the more you do this, the easier it gets. I don’t even circle things anymore unless I am comping, and that is just in case the cashier wants to see the ad. It makes it quicker.
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