You Have Loads Of Grocery Coupons

March 19, 2017




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You Have Loads Of Grocery Coupons: Now What?

 

Are you up to stretching every dollar you earn? Grocery coupons will help you out in the most fulfilling way. How does saving as much as $100 on a monthly basis sound? Definitely it’s a significant amount piling up to $1,200 in a year.

Not bad isn’t it? Given that, you can now begin to gather those valuable coupons from every possible legitimate source. Yes, you read it right – legitimate. There are a lot of bogus coupons circulating everywhere so make every effort to pick just the authentic ones.

If you want to make the most of grocery coupons, you can’t just gather loads of them. You have to learn how to organize them. Even if all the vouchers you have are genuine and valid, you may not be able to use them to your advantage if they aren’t organized. Remember, every coupon is only valid for a specific product. Much more, if you buy three products of the same kind, you also need three coupons of the same kind. You can’t just bring all your coupon collection in a store and panic which to pick and hand to the cashier.

So start out by sorting out all your coupons. Those that were mailed, those that you got online, those that you cut out from newspapers and magazines – gather them all up on a table, sit down on a comfortable chair and sort them out. There are many ways in which you can do that. But before everything else, you have to divide them into two categories: those you need or can use and those you don’t need and can’t use. You can then group them per item.

For example, cereals, milk, sauces, laundry powder, shampoos, and so on. You can search online for a more or less complete list. You can also group them per grocery store or per department in a store. You can group them per letter of the alphabet – coupons for products starting with “A”, “B”, “C” and so forth. You can also group them according to expiration date. This is a clever idea for you to avoid missing out on crucial dates. Throwing grocery coupons because you failed to use them before expiry is like throwing money too. Whatever grouping works for you best, do it.

The next thing you have to do is label them by group. You can buy file dividers from bookstores or you can make your own. Just make sure the labels are big and clear enough and held securely in place. This will allow you to easily pick up what you need at a particular time. You can also opt to have an envelope for each group so they won’t mix up.

Aside from individual envelopes, you can have a storage box or basket or file folder for your grocery coupons. You might want to have it handy whenever you go to a store.

If that’s the case, buy a clutch bag with the necessary compartments.

The task may be burdensome initially but once you get into the habit of organizing your coupons, it will become an easy undertaking. Start developing the habit now and build up your savings on groceries.




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