Now that we’ve covered where to get coupons, it’s time to move onto when to use your coupons .
Wait for a Sale-It is best to use a coupon when you have a sale. That is when you’ll get the best deal. This may sound like it’s basic common sense, however, sometimes people use a coupon just because they have it. In that case they aren’t always saving money-sometimes they’re spending more than they normally would because they are buying a product they don’t really need when it’s not on sale.
With a Store Coupon-Most stores allow you to use both a manufacturer coupon with a store coupon. In this case you get some great deals. Target releases new coupons weekly and Walgreens always has in-ad store coupons and often has coupon books. Albertsons does not allow manufacturer coupons with store coupons.
When a store doubles-KingSooper in Denver always doubles manufacturer coupons up to $1($1.00 coupons and above are redeemed at their face value) So a $.25 coupon at KingSooper is worth $.50; a $.50 coupon is doubled to $1.00 and anything up to $.99 is rounded up to $1.00.
During Buy One Get on Free sale. During a buy one get one(BOGO) free sale you can use a BOGO coupon to receive two items FREE!
With a Rebate-Sometimes when you purchase an item you’ll be able to send in a rebate. If you use a coupon also many times you can make money! Example: You buy shampoo for $2.99 and use a $1 off coupon. Then you submit a rebate for $2.99. You were just paid $1.00 to buy the product!
Are you getting the most out of your coupons? Keep reading for more tips on stretching your dollar the most using coupons.