Do you know what the true cost is of not using coupons when grocery shopping? Is the time it takes to cut and organize the coupons not worth the effort to you? What about other savings, are you missing out because you do not have a strategy or are just in too much of a rush to get in and get out.
Each year, billions of dollars in coupons and other savings are totally missed by millions of shoppers due to not taking time to plan their weekly or shopping trips. I am going to show you a few ways to save 10 to 30 percent each time you visit the store.
There are a number of ways that you can get huge discounts; here are a few examples;
As for using coupons, and other promotions, to be very effective you have to be organized. Organization includes planning your trip, the coupons you will take with you and the products you plan to buy. Try not get caught up by the colorful product displays and big signs that do not result in big savings. Stick to your game plan and you will come out ahead.
Another effective way to get the most out of coupons is to have coupon swap parties. Have some friends over for tea, coffee, and have everyone trade coupons. Have some fun with it by playing some coupon swapping games. One game makes everyone take one of their most valuable coupons and one of their worse coupons and then have one person pick a coupon blindfolded, then the other person gets to do the same thing. The winner is the person who picks the best coupon and has the other person pick their worse coupon. Do this a few times and see who ends up with the most valuable set of coupons.
Peter Engelbrecht is President of Diagonal Street Business Services and operates the web site http://www.BestBusinesses4u.com . The site provides stay at home moms and dads with practical home-based business ideas.