Saving money on groceries isn't difficult if you have a strategy and plan ahead. Many extreme couponers already know this, but you don't have to spend hours and hours clipping coupons to build up a huge grocery coupon stockpile. Just go to eBay and purchase the exact coupons you need in large quantities, already neatly clipped and ready to use.
You can buy coupons on eBay?
Absolutely. Find them under Home & Garden > Food & Beverages > Food Coupons category. Grocery coupons are generally sold in lots of 10-20 coupons, and often for a specific product. For example, you might find a set of 20 Progressive Soup coupons for 50 cents off for a price of $1.00 on eBay. Total value of the purchased coupons is $10, but they only cost $1 on eBay. Net savings is $9. Coupons are usually mailed in a regular envelope First Class, so make sure to allow plenty of time before the expiration date to use the coupons at your grocery store.
Combine coupons with store sales for deeper discounts
Humans are creatures of habit. Most consumers purchase the same items every month, even if they don't realize it. For example, a typical American family of four may purchase eggs, cereal, bread, sports drinks, yogurt, laundry detergent, crackers, chicken, milk, cheese, coffee, disposable razors, shampoo, pet food, and toilet paper every month. Identify your patterns and purchase coupons for items that you normally buy anyway. Enjoy even bigger savings when combining coupons with grocery store sales. The key is to be prepared, know what you will buy, and have coupons organized and in hand when making the trip to the grocery store.
Why would someone sell coupons on eBay?
Coupon sellers on eBay don't make much money, but it works for them. Many either buy multiple Sunday papers with the coupon inserts, or they have a way to get the inserts for free. They have a system for clipping the coupons in bulk and listing them on eBay. Some coupon sellers are stay at home moms, caregivers, college students, or retired people who just need a little extra income but don't want the commitment of a job outside the home. They can clip and organize coupons while watching TV or supervising children playing in the backyard. They enjoy their online business, albeit small, and it helps them make money from the comfort of home, while helping other consumers save money.
Visit the grocery coupon category on eBay and check out what coupons might work with your family's shopping list.