September is national coupon month! Coupons have regained popularity from the TLC show, Extreme Coupons. To many people, coupons are just an annoyance. However, if you take a few minutes and learn a system, coupons can add money in your pocket!
The whole concept behind coupons is to save money. If you are not saving money, then you are doing something wrong. Take your weekly ads and search for sales. Every week different items go for sale. These sales are the basis of using coupons.
In your weekly mail and newspaper, there are coupons. Cut the coupons for what you use and want. There is no rule saying you need to use every coupon available. And there is no rule saying you need to use every coupon you cut.
The next step is to find out if your favorite grocery store will double coupons. This means if you have a coupon worth fifty cents, the store will automatically double it to a dollar. Giant Food Stores will double a coupon up until ninety nine cents. It's amazing the amount saved through doubling.
Now check the store ad and match coupons you cut with sales. As you will begin to see, the savings will add up quick. Remember to only use one coupon per item. The more coupons you have, the more saved.
For example, take a package of Pampers baby wipes that costs about $1.50. You have a coupon valued atts and the store doubles. So in the end, you only pay fifty cents!
Using coupons might not be for everyone, but try to think about it as free money. It's definitely worth a try and it is something that you will only get better in time.