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A great way to save money on the things you need to buy is by using coupons. The thought of having to cut them out each week and sort through them can be quite overwhelming, though. A lot of you might be wondering where do you even being with it all? But you’re in the right place. If you want to be someone that saves hundreds of dollars on their shopping bill each month, read on!
If you are reading this, then you will be looking to save some money. Many of us will have yard sales, sell your phone or other possessions that are no longer needed. It is great to have a clear out from time to time. However, you can’t just sell everything that you own. So that is only a short-term fix. Couponing can last a long time, and it will make a difference. You do need to work at it, though.
So how can you start couponing to really save? You don’t want to only save a few dollars here and there. You will want, and can, save much, much more. You do need to change how you think a little to start with. When you normally shop, you will just by the things that you need, regardless of the price that they are. Now you need to start buying only the things that are on sale and stock up on plenty of it. You do have to commit to couponing and build your stock up gradually. It does require patience. You might start to think what on earth are we going to eat? It can be tricky at the start, especially if you are used to meal planning. But when you have lots saved up at home, it becomes much easier to plan your meals and eat well.
The next thing is to build up a good selection of coupons. You won’t get very far without them! So decide where you will start to look for them. You can get many printable coupons online, as well as from newspapers and inserts. Look for them on products, as well as ones that you get when you buy products. Social media is a great place to look too. It might even be worth joining a coupon group on Facebook. Then like minded people will share coupons they have found with you. Look at brand websites as they often have coupons that you can print. One little trick is to be able to print them out more than one place. Sometimes there is a printing limit. So if you have access to more than one printer, then great.
When you start out, it is also a good idea to organize your coupons. It means you can see what you have and you can organize by expiry dates too. Getting a large binder or a filing system is a great idea. Just have a think about what might work best for you. Good luck on your couponing adventure. It is hard work but really worth the effort.