Nothing in life is free. This is a saying that has been used for years and years. When one says this they are usually directing it to someone who is bragging about an item they received for free. Even though this saying may apply to a product itself, it does not always apply to the person who received the product free of charge. Of course, If one takes into consideration the gas cost to travel to get said free item or the cost of the newspaper that held the coupon for the item, then yeah it was not free, but was it worth it? Most the time, yes.
People are always looking for a way to save a buck. Everything is rising in costs and people are barely getting by, so when a chance for a free item that someone can really use comes about, they jump at the chance.
Coupon use has increased over the past few years and many folks are refusing to look back. It is true coupons can result in free items if used properly. The question is how do people use coupons to get free items, and the answer is simple- Use a coupon with an in-store promotion.
A local blog called The Versatile Mama has deal scenarios which explain how to use a coupon to get an item for free. For example, last night a post was created and titled, "Free Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner at CVS". This post tells users how they can get these products for free, at what store and even offers a link to a coupon to use that will help the user get the item for free.
There are many blogs on the internet that have similar posts every day, but how do these people find these deals, one might ask? They research. It takes alot of research to hunt down deals that are free. An experienced coupon user may spend many hours researching several different stores for the items on their shopping list. Their goal is to get the item for free or as close to free as they can. This means taking advantage of promotions that many stores have such as cashback promotions, buy one get one free promotions and sometimes just a basic sale price.
It is easy to get started and all that is needed is a sales ad, a coupon database, store coupon policy and a calculator. Then start researching. If people followed these simple steps, they would be getting free products in no time.