Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Use Coupons, Save Big

It is very rare that I will purchase something without using a coupon!! The money out there that you can save is ridiculous. Plus I just really love that feeling you get when you save a little change. So how can you get the most bang for your buck? I don't know all the tricks of the trade but what I do know, I'm willing to share!

1. Sign up for coupons and offers online- If you see a company that you really want to buy from, check and see if there is a place where you can sign up to get free coupons in the mail. I did that with Yankee Candle and just received some coupons from them for Buy 1, Get 1 on their candles. I will definitely be using those. Another thing you can do is sign up for notifications of there sales through emails. I signed up for The Body Shop and I always get a notification when they have the 3 for thirty deal or other sales.

2. Visit the store- A few weeks I was in Bath and Body Works and was told about a sale they were having, buy two candles for twenty and then also receive a bag and hand soap. AND I got a coupon for 20% off my next purchase. Don't forget you can always just ask for a coupon!!!

3. Get the Sunday Paper and Cut COUPONS- I don't like buying things without a coupon. Especially drugstore beauty items. Hence, I check for coupons. It is rare that I would buy an item without a coupon. I have coupon that I clipped on Sunday that is just waiting to be used on a Maybelline Mascara when I run out of my current one. You can further check Walgreens and Rite Aide and places like that for a Buy 1, Get 1 meaning you save even more money.

4. Print Online Coupons- I like to check It's basically the same as looking in the papers, except you don't have to pay two dollars for the paper. Just press clip on the coupons you want and print them, VOILA!!

5. Check other online retailers- I was in the mall over the summer and saw this nail system called Konad. The man was trying to sell it to me for over twenty bucks. Checks online and I can buy the plates that I want for a price I'm much more comfortable paying. And the retailer I found on Amazon does free shipping. Yippee!!

So the next time you walk into a store and see prices you don't want to pay or can't afford..make sure you see if you can't find a way to sign up for coupons or offers. Good Luck!!

Any one have any tips that I've missed?