We all want to spend less money, but there are some things you just have to buy. How can you keep costs as low as possible? Figure out the best ways to use coupons for minimizing expenses.
The following coupon hacks will marvel your friends and maximize each dollar you spend:
Request coupon policies from your favorite stores.
Every store operates a little differently when it comes to coupons. Some of the policies allowing extreme coupon shoppers to spend so little are controversial and can’t be taken advantage of at many stores. Using two coupons together, for instance, or visiting a register multiple times during a store visit to take advantage of future purchase deals may not be allowed at your favorite stores. By reading through the stores coupon policies, you’ll see what practices are and aren’t available, and you’ll have an easier time of figuring out where you’ll save the most on your purchases.
Secondarily, having a copy of the store’s coupon policies helps to clear up misunderstandings with cashiers. It is fairly common for store clerks to tell coupon users they aren’t allowed to do certain things when the store policy does allow them. This can be because of prior store experience at a retailer with different rules or because of changing store policies.
Put online and mobile coupon solutions to work.
There are several sites where you can download manufacturer coupons. There are also several stores which allow you to upload coupons before a visit. Used together, these systems can save you an incredible amount of money with very little effort.
Adding to these savings are rebate programs, such as Ibotta, that pay you a small fee every time you purchase certain goods. Many times, all you need to do is take a photo of your receipt to reap the benefits.
Finally, there are sites where you can find the best deals for your area based on the in-store, online and mobile coupons available. They combine offers from the Sunday circulars, from social media and mobile rebate companies, and they give you a list of purchases to make wherever you go. This helps you save money and time, as well as the gasoline required to go back and forth.
Aim for savings of 60 percent or greater.
In order to make coupons really pay off, focus on savings a significant amount on your purchases. Many extreme coupon shoppers recommend targeting sales of 60 percent or greater. Sites like CouponMom.com make this easy by organizing deals according to potential savings. Other applications will track prices and send you a text or email when an item on your wish list has reached your target price.
Set your expectations for savings high because eventually prices will drop. When they do, it’s time to stock up. If you use those coupons before you hit those big savings, however, you could wind up wasting a lot of money. That’s especially true if you buy in bulk. The only exception to the bulk buying rule is when you’re trying a new item and aren’t sure whether you’ll want it in bulk. Regardless of how much you’d save on a purchase, it makes little sense to stock up on products you won’t use.
We hope these tips on how to spend less money will help you stretch your budget farther than ever before. However, if you run into the need for funding, Title Tree is always here to help you.
Call 404-410-6559, or come in to the Title Tree nearest you for tips on how to coupon to spend less money, and you’ll see why we’re known for our excellent customer service – and the best rates in town.