You're standing at the checkout counter and there's a woman with tons of grocery coupons in her hand in front of you. One by one she gives them to the cashier to redeem them. After a little bit of punching numbers here and there, the total amount of here groceries comes down remarkably. Now you are standing there, with eyes wide open, wondering how the heck did she get all those coupons from? After making your purchase, you rush after her and ask her your inevitable question. The answer, you get in return, "Oh, it's so easy. I got the coupons by mail." Now that's genius. There are several ways to go about it and it's so amazing that your small decision or action will change your entire method of shopping for groceries.
Obviously, with the uncertainty of the economy and wanting to save as much money as possible, you too would love to save money on groceries. And it is definitely easy to do. We can't stop eating food and purchasing essential items. There are certain cutbacks that can be allowed. However, when it comes to food, you can't make any compromise. With a few alteration to your grocery shopping, if you look at your monthly, quarterly, or even yearly bills, then you can easily see that it is possible to spend less on groceries. All you have to do is read through the article and in few steps, you will understand how easy it is to get the coupons.
Get Your Coupons in Mail
In your quest to endeavor on reducing expenses while grocery shopping, first of all, you need to make a small initial effort. However, as a smart shopper, you probably already have tried your hand at printing coupons off the Internet and clipped them from newspaper circulars. But you can still get additional coupons which will help you save even more. Follow the steps and find a convenient way to lower your expenses on groceries every time.
Depending on which store you shop for groceries at, sign up for their preferred shoppers' card. The store will get your mailing address into their system and will mail you sales circulars which contain free coupons on a regular basis. Tracking your purchases, you might also get packets of coupons for the items you like to shop for. Also, you can find more coupons, whenever you wished, through their website. That gives you double the savings!
Go to your choice of manufacturers' websites. Here you will find the products you often need to buy like toilet paper, liquid dish soap, juices, etc. When you purchase a particular brand, finding the coupons becomes easier. Some companies even let you sign up for their special offers, newsletters, flyers, and email lists; these get you free coupons through mail. Don't think of them as spam.
Write to the manufacturers and request them to send you coupons of their products. Or, fill in their customer service query in "Contact us" on their website. After filling the request form, you will get the free coupons. Also, it's not a one-time deal, the discount coupons and special offers keep coming in.
Search online for "Limited Time Offers" on free coupons that can be mailed to you. Also, take help of snail mail and get the latest coupons which you require. Taking advantage of these offers really can add up or should I say, reduce your expenses.
Whichever newspaper you have subscribed to, check to see if you can subscribe for grocery coupons with them only. Lately the newspaper sales are declining, so you might just end up getting a great deal on the subscription. Or, you can subscribe to the Sunday newspaper only and get the coupons (since the coupons come with it). Checkout their websites or call their subscription office and ask for special discounts and promotions.
Last, but certainly not the least, start a "Coupon Club" with your friends and neighbors. Get everyone's mailing address and exchange the coupons you don't want to use with someone else. This way, you will increase your chances on getting coupons you want and get rid of the ones that may be useful to another. Help one another, find the joys of saving on groceries, and be a smart shopper.
You can certainly manage a few alteration and save a whole lot more. Give these tips a try and let us know how much you guys saved.