Keeping up with the constant flow of new deals and coupons can be a chore, even with the help of GroceryCouponNetwork. With the proper organization, however, you can easily stay on top of everything you need to coupon effectively and without stress.
Keep these strategies in mind as you apply your basic couponing knowledge to your shopping trips and your home.
When you're going through the ad inserts from your Sunday paper, pay close attention to coupons for the items you buy often and clip them right away.
If you're already aware of items that are on sale that week, or that you have manufacturer coupons for, clip any insert coupons you find for those items as well.
Put the coupons you clip in the organizer of your choice, sorted by type or by store according to your preferences.
Grouping coupons together like this makes your shopping trip go much more smoothly, and lets you compare multiple coupons for similar items.
Next, label the remaining insert with the date and type and file it away whole.
Having the inserts properly filed will make it much easier if you need to find an unclipped coupon that you need in the future.
You don't want to miss out on a great deal when you find a stackable manufacturer coupon, or hear about a great matchup at GroceryCouponNetwork.
Prepare your shopping list with your coupons in mind.
On your way to Meijer? If your coupons are properly organized, you can use your shopping list to remind you which coupons you have from their last Sunday insert ad.
Mark the items you know you'll use coupons for, as well as the ones that would be coupon-worthy if you happen to find them on sale that week.
You can also attach the corresponding coupons to your shopping list so they are on-hand when you need them.
Be sure to take the ad with you to the store.
Your coded list greatly simplifies your trip, but if any questions pop up about the coupons and offers you are hoping to take advantage of, it's best to have the ad with you in the store.
Knowing what you already own is important when you're deciding to use a coupon in the store, whether it's for one item or several.
You don't want to buy an item that you won't have an opportunity to use, but you don't want to run out of something you need, either.
Keep the items in your pantry organized by expiration date, and make an inventory list if necessary.
off any TWO (2) McCormickÂ®Â Herbs and Spices (0.25 - 17 oz) (Available at Walmart)
on ONE (1) McCormickÂ®Â Extract (2 oz) or Food Coloring (1 oz) (Available at Walmart)
off any FOUR (4) McCormickÂ® Dry Gravy Mixes (.75 - 21oz) (Available at Walmart)
when you buy any TWO (2) CloroxÂ® Disinfecting Wipes products, 35 ct. or higher
on any ONE (1) OxiCleanâ„˘ Laundry Detergent
on ONE (1) PronamelÂ® Intensive Enamel Repair Toothpaste
any one (1) LysolÂ® Toilet Bowl Cleaner
any one (1) LysolÂ® Disinfecting Wipes
on ONE (1) LISTERINEÂ® Mouthwash (400mL or higher)
on any ONE (1) Dunkinâ€™ DonutsÂ® coffee product