How to Save Money By Using Coupons – 9 Tips

Coupons can be a great and simple way to save money as long as you know how to use them effectively. There are certain tips to focus on that will help you use these coupons easily and I will focus on them during this post.

The 9 main tips to use include:

Don’t Use Coupons on Extra Items

Have a Designated Coupon Spot

Sign Up for Your Main Grocery Store’s Loyalty Program

Add Coupons to Your Current Routine

Focus on Small Savings

Set Up A Separate Email Account

Combine Coupons with Sales

Don’t Buy Unnecessary Items

Use Knowledgeable Resources

Utilize these tips and you will start to consistently save more on items that you are already buying. Coupons can help reduce how much you pay on basic items and can be found in so many places.

Through this post I will show how to save money by using coupons and why you can realistically add this to your routine to save significantly.

Don’t Use Coupons on Extra Items

Coupons can be easy to find but don’t focus on coupons for extra items that you do not need. There are often tons of coupons to promote sales and most of these coupons are not what you need.

Focus on coupons that will save you money on items that you have to buy so that you don’t spend more money. Some coupons are going to save you tons of money on a bigger item, such as a table tennis game, but you probably do not need this item.

Stack of Coupons
Have a Designated Coupon Spot

Have a Designated Coupon Spot

Keep all your coupons in a certain spot so that you don’t lose them once you have found them. I like doing this so that I don’t lose any of them and so that they can be found later easily.

Using a folder for storing these coupons could be an easy way to keep them together and you can keep this folder in an easy to find place. Find the best spot that works for you and consistently keep the coupons there.

Sign Up for Your Main Grocery Store’s Loyalty Program

Signing up for your main grocery store’s loyalty program could send you extra deals and coupons. Following stores on social media and signing up for their loyalty programs could land you with savings opportunities.

Stores regularly send out digital coupons through email and social media which can be used. I like to follow my grocery store’s social media accounts in order to see when there are deals on products that I am already going to buy.

Signing up for these loyalty programs usually is free and will give you an extra chance at saving money. A card will be issued to you and then as long as you use this card when purchasing items at each store you will be able to save more.

Add Coupons to Your Current Routine

Add using coupons to your current routine instead of creating a new routine that is focused on effectively using these coupons. Coupons are an easy way to save a little money on everyday items but are not likely going to save you a ton on their own.

Use coupons to save a little consistently but don’t let it take over your life. A little savings each week can add up to a big difference each year. Keep searching for these coupons by setting aside some time every week in order to make sure you save more.

Focus on Small Savings

Focus on small savings opportunities and you could be pleasantly surprised at how much you can save. Finding a way to save $1 on a gallon of milk each week would equal $52 of savings for the year.

I like to focus on small savings opportunities because there can be many of these opportunities in my budget. Focusing on finding coupons to save 50 cents per item will still add up to big savings if you are constantly using these small savings coupons.

Coupons can be used to save money on groceries, clothes shopping and much more.

If you want to learn more about saving money on everyday items, read How to Save Money for Everyday Items.

Set Up A Separate Email Account

Setting up a separate email account will allow you to keep your coupon savings emails separate from your normal email account. You can start to get bombarded with emails to this coupon account. Keeping it separate will help you not get overloaded with extra emails.

Set aside some time each week to go through this email account to find the best savings opportunities and coupons. Getting discounts for shopping at a store you will already be going to is a no brainer for savings.

Creating an email account for getting discounts could help you save more than you might think each time you shop at a store.

Discount Sticker
Combine Coupons with Sales

Combine Coupons with Sales

Combine coupons with sales could be a great way to double your savings. This can be a way to save on a bigger item such as a new refrigerator, because then you will save a larger amount of money.

Waiting for a specific sale to occur and then using a coupon to save an additional amount could help you save a large amount for big purchases. Finding a way to shop during specific sales is always a good idea but combining sales with using coupons has an extra saving potential.

Don’t Buy Unnecessary Items

Don’t buy unnecessary items even if you get great price reducing coupons and there is a big sale. If you don’t need the item, then don’t buy it. I like to always create a list and stick to this list for any kind of shopping that I do.

Using this list helps cut down on unnecessary purchases a lot. One of the best ways to save money is to simply not buy items that you aren’t going to use enough to be worth buying.

Use Knowledgeable Resources

Use knowledgeable resources to find even more useful information for how you can save money with coupons. Using any of the following websites could help you get even more tips for saving and effectively finding and using coupons.

Coupon.com

MoneyCrashers

I like to check out Coupon.com to get specific coupon ideas on how to find the best discounts and how to use them easily. This is easy to navigate website designed to quickly find coupons for all kinds of stores. This can be a great resource to start your coupon search because it can connect you with tons of potential opportunities for savings through coupons.

MoneyCrashers is website dedicated to educating people to make better financial decisions. This is a resource I like to visit for new ideas on how to save money because it is trustworthy and very knowledgeable.

Learn to Consistently Save

Learn to consistently save using coupons and you will be able to save more than you might think. There is often a lot of potential for saving money when focusing on using coupons and saving money within your budget.

Find a way to save with coupons but don’t let it take over your life. Use coupons can help you save regularly save on items that you already are buying to get the most savings potential.

I sincerely hope that you liked this post and found helpful information and tips for how to save money by using coupons.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them below and I will answer them to the best of my ability.

2 Replies to “How to Save Money By Using Coupons – 9 Tips”

  1. Hey Jesse! Great post! I’m definitely guilty of using coupons on items I don’t need so that was a huge reminder. I see you included two sites for more ideas but do you have any good recommendations for supermarket coupons? Thank you!

    1. You are welcome!
      The coupons can be great for money saving as long as we buy items that we need.
      I use Trader Joe’s as my main supermarket and get great savings there.
      They promote consistent low cost items and don’t actually use coupons.
      I am glad that you liked this post!

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