If you’re not using coupons to save money on your grocery bill, then you’re spending a lot more for your groceries than you have to. Use these simple tips to save big at the grocery store—without sacrificing quality.
Check your Sunday newspaper
The advertising circulars in your local Sunday paper are an excellent place to find coupons. You’ll find special coupons for drugstores and other stores too. And there’s no rule that says you can’t buy soda at the drugstore—especially if you have a buy one get one free coupon!
Take special notice of the expiration dates
Maybe you don’t need to stock up on tissue or juice right now. Many can be clipped and used at a later time.
Use a coupon organizer
This makes it simple to find and use your coupons to save money anytime you find yourself in a grocery store or drugstore.
Make a grocery list
Then match your coupons to what you need to purchase. And don’t buy anything that’s not on your list, whether you have a coupon or not. Impulse buying can add a lot of money to your grocery budget.
Look for online coupons
There are many sites that offer coupons on a regular basis and these coupons make it easy to save money. Some sites have newsletters and coupon specials, all you have to do is sign up for them. It’s worth taking the time to do it. Often online coupons offer more savings than newspaper coupons do.
Don’t forget about rebates
A lot of supermarkets and grocery stores have rebate centers. And rebates are a great way to save money. In fact, they often provide more savings than coupons.
Shop on double discount days
This way you double your savings on grocery items. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to save money on your groceries by doing this. In fact, you may save so much money, that you can comfortably afford to go out to dinner—often!