Everything gets better when you use coupons. These money saving tools simply can’t be beat in terms of providing shoppers and families the best value. It cannot be stressed enough – use them always! If you have never used a coupon in your life, now is the best time to adopt the habit. Do not feel the least awkward about them because the stores and manufacturers are the ones who put them out there in the first place. They are meant to be used by the public. Before you shop, look for available coupons first. Visit reliable and credible coupon websites regularly to get updated on the latest deals. Every single penny that you save eventually adds up and every penny that you end up not spending can go to another expense or savings. So on that note, if you are going to shop today for some mouthwash, don’t forget to get this coupons for $1.00 off on any adult Listerine mouthwash, valid on 1.0L or larger.
With coupons on hand, some items you never have to buy again. For instance, you can collect coupons for small items like toothpaste and use all of them to make the purchase in time for a big sale. As it is, you can get all the toothpaste that you need for a steal. Here is a strategy that will work for you: every day, visit your favorite coupons website or blog. Look up whatever coupons are available for toothpaste and clip them. Save them up in your binder or folder. Do not use them yet but wait for a sale in the grocery store near you. Once the sale arrives, use all of your coupons to purchase the toothpaste and chances are, you will have enough to last you for the year and you do not have to buy it again! Start with these $2.00 off on any one Colgate Total, Colgate Optic White, or Colgate Max Fresh/Sensitive Toothpaste Twin Pack.
Don’t shop when you are not in the mood cause’ you tend to be distracted. One of the most common reasons why people end up spending more in the stores is they are letting their emotions get the better of them. It can be any kind of negative emotion. If you are upset, bored, lonely, or hungry, it is really ideal to postpone shopping another time. When your head is not focused, you are more likely to make poor choices. When you allow the emotional triggers to take over, you shop unconsciously, therefore not smartly. Some even buy at the regular price even when they have laundry coupons at home just to release the stress. It may work for the stress but it is totally not working for the budget.
Take the time to ask yourself if something is really needed or is simply a want. Too many people fill their lives with things they do not need or want and waste a lot of resources that could have been used better. One really good trick to helping yourself out with this is to imaging yourself already owning the item you are thinking of buying and examining how will you feel about it. The bottom line here is to realize an item is worthless if you do not use it. The stuff you don’t use are usually impulse buys that are big money wasters. Here is a smart tip: only buy stuff if you have laundry coupons to use or other corresponding discount.
Deal: $0.98 Speed Stick Gear Deodorant at Walmart
Buy one Speed Stick Gear Deodorant = $2.98
Use (1) $2/1 Speed Stick Gear Deodorant (SS 4/27,x5/17) = -$2.00
(Or use B1G1 Free Speed Stick Gear Deodorant (SS 5/11, x5/31)
Final Price: $0.98 each
Prepare a budget when you are doing grocery shopping. A budget sounds intimidating but it is a very simple concept to adopt and implement with your shopping habit. It is as simple as setting up a figure that you are comfortable to spend, for items that you need, in a manner that makes sense to you. Remember those times when you pay at the counter and as you walk off wonder what you bought why you spent so much? A budget addresses that easy so every time you go shopping, you feel great about it afterward because you are sure you have spent your money well and have purchased stuff you can afford. With the help of laundry coupons, a budget will really have you focused and achieving your money saving goals.
Shopping like you have all the time in the world leads to you putting more and more on your cart, whether you need the products or not. The smartest shoppers put a time frame on their task to make sure they are focused on what they need to do. After all, there is so much to do in a day to waste time away. Go to the store with a mission, have your laundry coupons ready, and when the time you set is up, head home.