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Coupon Savings: It Really Adds Up Quick

Have you noticed prices are going up at the grocery store? A gallon of milk is over $4 now and that small tub of butter is well-over $2. You may be asking, “How do people who only make minimum wage survive?” The fact is that most people are not getting the food they need and it is not because they are not working. Full-time workers all over the country are having a hard time keeping food on the table.

I started couponing in May of 2011. When I first started out, I was amazed by how much I could save. In the first three months alone, I was able to purchase over $1,400 worth of groceries and healthcare items for under $400. I now have items stocked up in my supply and am able to give things away to my children and their families. With Lowes 20 off coupon you can save a lot of your earnings. Every time you go shopping you can save some money using these coupons. This is a great way for you to save some money without any extra effort.

If you are having a difficult time affording the foods that you and your family love, it is time for some changes to how you shop.

Coupon savings will add up quick, but only if you are diligent about it. The truth is that couponing is a lot of work, but it is well worth the effort you will have to put in. It may not be easy, but the coupon savings will change your life. The following are some tips to get you started:

To take advantage of major coupon savings, join a few couponing sites online. I joined We Use Coupons and immediately started to see the savings, as they have a list of stores and do the coupon matchups for you. All you have to do is clip the coupons and make your list.

If you do not have an account on Facebook yet, get one. A lot of businesses are now using Facebook to get more business and they will put coupons up on their Facebook Page for their fans. Many of the coupons are a higher value than what you get in your local paper.

If you really want to save a lot with coupons, learn the policies of the stores you shop at. Some stores, like Shaw’s, will double coupons. What this means is that your $.50 coupon could double to $1 and you could get the item for free. For example, a few weeks ago a coupon came out for $.50 off one container of Cool Whip. The next week, Shaw’s had a sale where it was $1 and I was able to get 2 for free.

Being organized is the main way that you are going to save with coupons. I put mine in a binder and carry the whole thing with me into the store. Others use a coupon box or file and only take the coupons they know they will use. The key, however, is to know what coupons you have available and where they are located in your filing system.

You also have to be diligent about buying the newspaper every Sunday. At one point, I was purchasing 5 papers a week. I have now learned to go on the website Sunday Coupon Review to see what is coming out for coupons to determine how many papers to buy.

How much money can you save using coupons? It really depends on you. If you are the type of person that is brand-loyal, you are not going to save as much as someone who is more flexible. However, if you only save $10 to $20 a week with your coupons, that is still between $520 and $1,040 a year. I can guarantee you could figure out something to do with the money you saved.

 

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Carlon Pascal
Carlon Pascual is a blogger, social media enthusiast and a photographer. He is currently the managing editor of Galeria Bm. He is a graduate of Journalism.