Spend Less Save More: Instore Shopping Tips

4 years ago

Now that we know what kind of coupons are out there and how to organize now what well shop of course. Shopping is different for everyone, but when you are a couponer it’s all in the details or shall I say small print. Knowing what your coupons covers such as: any kind, any one any two or if it covers more than one type of product per brand, such as Snuggle Fabric softener liquid or dryer sheets.

Before you choose a product read your coupon know what sizes are allowed and if you have a large pile of coupons for the same product and the sizes is not mentioned go for the smaller usually the less expensively marked item and you may just receive it free.


When you are in the store there are several ways to save even more such as

1.     Visit customer service: ask questions about the story coupon policy if it’s changed does the store allow stacking or if there are certain days the store doubles coupons. Most stores have a circular by the entrance and in some stores their own coupons on a bulletin board or in the store circular. Keep in mind not all the items are on sale in the circular they are just the least expensive.  Click here for store policies.

2.     Asking about extensions on a coupon that may be expiring soon for a product that your store is sold out of “a rain check” this will allow you to come back and purchase the item when in stock. Be aware of the expiration date on the slip the store gives you because each store policy on these slips is different. For example3 Harris Teeter stores never expire some stores only allow 30 days and others such as Safeway allow 90 days.

3.     While in the aisles  stay alert if you know how your aisles are stock know that most of the eye level products are the most expensive and usually the store brand are on the lower or upper levels you will find store coupons on these items if you look carefully they are usually right in front of the item.

4.     Stay alert for in store coupons for retailers usually at the end of an aisle (end caps) they usually combine more than one item for the deal so calculate and get the best deal you can if you choose to use the store coupon. Look for Peelies that are on items you plan on purchasing and please don’t peel a coupon off an item you don’t intend to purchase. Blinkies are often eye catchers but are also a strong impulse buy so you may want to take the blinkie now and use it when the item goes on sale later.

For more tips and savings with coupons visit our coupon page and download pages at  www.where2save.com

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