If you saw a $1 dollar bill on the street would you pick it up? What if it was a $10 bill? Or a $20 bill? Most of us would stop and happily put that money in our wallet. So why do so few people “pick up” coupons that would save us the equivalent amount? What people need to understand is this: If you save $20 using coupons, you have $20 more in CASH that stays in your wallet that you can use for other things!
One of the best stores for coupon shoppers is Target. They accept printed online coupons. They allow customers to use both a Target coupon and a manufacturer’s coupon for the same product. And when these two coupons are combined, the items are often free or nearly free. In addition, Target will send coupons directly to your phone and also lists additional coupons on its Cartwheel site.
Check out a terrific site called “Totally Target” to find the best current deals, links to coupons, and more. Let others do the work for you!
A few words of advice: Have your coupons ready before you get to the register. Understand that each Target store manager enforces slightly different coupon policies. Don’t take 100 bars of soap just because they’re free unless you plan to donate them. Be polite and appreciative because no store has to accept coupons, especially printed online versions. If the managers believe coupons are a benefit to their business the practice of accepting coupons will continue. If it becomes too much of a hassle, it could end.
For now, let’s enjoy this bonanza. The next time you see a $1 off coupon, think of it as free money and pick it up!