Coupon Shopping Tips to Get You Started

Here are some coupon shopping tips to get you started saving money by using coupons.

Find the Best Coupons
Did you realize that the coupons you get in your Sunday newspaper may not be the best ones available? If you live in a smaller size town, you’re probably getting sub-par coupons compared to a larger city near you. It’s not a widely know fact to beginning coupon shoppers, that papers from bigger cities will have more coupons, and the coupons it contains will be higher value!

Coupon Newspaper Inserts vs. Coupons on Websites?
You don’t have to wait until Sunday morning to see what coupons will be offered! Sites like Coupon Inserts Preview post a list of coupons for the upcoming week so you can get organized and plan your shopping ahead of time! Use this list to compare with your grocery store’s sale flyer to maximize savings by matching up coupons to products that are going to be on sale

Coupon Shopping Tips to Get You Started
Filing Your Coupons
I like to compare coupon organization to how people keep their kitchens, cars, or computer files organized. Everyone has their own method that works best for them. There’s no right or wrong way to organize, but you will shop better if you have some sort of way to organize coupons. Here I’ve listed a few ways to get your coupons organized before you leave for the grocery store.

Have a Coupon List Before Going to the Store
Would you ever leave for vacation without first looking at a map or looking at places to visit along the way? Of course not, and you shouldn’t just leave for the grocery store without first checking out the weekly sales, matching up coupons, and making a list of things you need! Check out this article I wrote a while back to help you prepare to grocery shop each week.

Learn About the 12 Week Coupon Shopping Cycle
Have you noticed that your favorite box of cereal is on sale for $1.50 one week, and then the next week it’s back to its regular price of $3.50 or more? Or why is it that things like coffee and tea are on sale during November? Or why are there always cleaning coupons in the paper during the spring? The answer is simple. Everything you buy is part of the 12 week shopping cycle.

Best of luck coupon shopping in your local shopper area.