Now is the time of year when we need to make our budget stretch a little further. We have Christmas gifts to buy and we will be buying a lot more food to eat at Christmas dinner and Thanksgiving dinner. Plus I am sure you will have a few parties to attend where you need to bring a covered dish or a dessert.
Having the right couponing strategy will help you stretch your dollars a little further.
- First I check out the printable coupons. I like to see if there are any coupons for the products that I always use. I have to buy them – so why not print them and save a few bucks.
- Next I scan the Sunday coupons. If I have the time I cut out and file most of the coupons because I never know when I will find a great deal to pair with the coupons.
- Then I check the cash back apps like Checkout51 or Favado to see if they are offering cash back on anything on my list. You should also see if your favorite store has digital coupons. I know that I can use digital coupons at Publix, Target, and Walgreens. So make sure you ask about digital coupons. If you are shopping at Walmart, you will want to download the SavingsCatcher App. It automatically price matches for you!
- Last I check the sales ad. When I make a list, I like to make a note if the product is on sale and if I have a coupon I can pair with it.
Some people swear by binders, and others prefer shoeboxes. I like the shoebox. I can quickly file through my coupon envelopes to see if I have a coupon for the product I am buying.
So this holiday season, try to squeeze out every penny you can while shopping! Every little bit helps.