Coupon Tips: Holding Onto Coupons
I had something happen tonight at Target that reminded me of a tip I love to share in my coupon classes. Anytime you have a chance to pick up coupons from a different source (tearpads, store books, etc.), you should grab them and hold onto them for a great deal. Generally when the coupons are available is not always the best time to use them but if you pick them up and put them in your organizer, you can come across a great deal and use it when the item is at a lower price. About a month ago, I saw $2/1 Help! Kit at Target and grabbed two. They’ve been gone for awhile but I had them in the Target section of my organizer and I came across them tonight and they were on sale! They are usually $3.49, so if I would have used them at the time I found them, the kit would have cost $1.49. Tonight they were on sale for $2.49 and so I only paid $0.49 after the coupon. Many stores also offer coupons that you can get in the store, like the Whole Deal Book at Whole Foods. The book for January/February actually has coupons that don’t expire until the end of March but the books will be gone at the end of February and new ones come out the beginning of March. These make for great stacks and items may be even more on sale than they were when the coupons were widely available so it pays (or saves!) to hold onto them until you find a great price. Currently, you can get FREE Garden of Eatin’ chips usng a coupon from the Jan./Feb. Whole Deal Book and pairing it with the $1/1 Garden of Eatin’ Printable (use zip 77477). I ALWAYS grab a couple coupons when I come across a tearpad, blinkie or store book and keep them until I find a great deal!