Save Money Using Coupons: Wait For A Sale!

Save Money Using Coupons: Wait For A Sale!

If you have been following our recent beginners series, then you are up to the fourth article to help you save money using coupons.

So far, we have covered these topics:
Grow Your Coupon Collection
Learn Your Store Policies
Create An Organization Method

Now that you have grown your coupon collection, learned your store policies & created an organization method, we are ready to use our coupons. While clipping coupons is great and using just one coupon will help you save money, it won’t help you save big. Couponing is a bit like poker, you have to know when to hold your coupons and know when to use them. In our graphic above, we show you that you can save money by just waiting for another opportunity to save. Use Your Coupon When An Item is on Sale. If you have a coupon for $0.50 off orange juice and run to the store today to use it, you might not get the best bang for your coupon buck. In the example below, if your orange juice is $3.50 regular price, you would pay $2.50 after your double coupon.

However, if you hold your coupon until it is on sale at your store, you will pay less. This is maximizing the VALUE of your coupon. So if you wait until the item goes on sale for $2.99, then you will pay only $1.99, saving an additional $0.51.

If you use your coupon along with another store coupon, you can score an even better deal.

This allows you to save another $0.50 on your product. This is where FTM comes in, we provide you with weekly coupon matchups for your stores. You can find your store’s weekly matchup list by going to the menu and selecting store deals and your stores. As you go along, you will find even MORE Savings offers that can be stacked, such as ecoupons and rebate offers.

Example:

Orange Juice $3.50 regular price
Use $0.50 Coupon
Pay $2.50 after doubled coupon

Wait for a sale and:

Orange Juice $2.99 sale price
Use $0.50 Coupon
Pay $1.99 after doubled coupon

Gets better with a store coupon:

Orange Juice $2.99 sale price
Use $0.50 Coupon
use $0.50 store coupon
Pay $1.49 after doubled coupon and store coupon

BIG Savings if you add in a rebate offer:

Orange Juice $1.99 sale price
Use $0.50 Coupon
use $0.50 store coupon
Pay $1.49
Received $0.50 rebate
Final price: $0.99 after doubled coupon, store coupon and rebate


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