Friday, March 04, 2011

Grocery Coupons

The Coupon Mom's Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half: The Strategic Shopping Method Proven to Slash Food and Drugstore CostsOne of the biggest ongoing expenses in a household is the cost of groceries. It seems like you spend more each time and walk out with fewer bags to show for it. Careful planning of your meals can help you get the most value. You can also use grocery coupons to save you a great deal at the checkout. These can be clipped from the Sunday newspaper or gathered online. Many retail stores that accept coupons for groceries have trading bins too. You can drop in the grocery coupons that you don't use and take some that others have left behind.

In many instances you will find access to grocery coupons for items you use on a regular basis. You may find them for new products too that you have been thinking about trying. Many grocery stores have certain days of the week when they will double or even triple the value of the coupons you have for groceries. Definitely take advantage of such deals because that thirty five cent coupon will then be worth more than a dollar. Many grocery stores cap the value at a dollar though so make sure you find out all of the details.

Plan your meals around the various types of coupons you have for groceries so you can use them before they expire. There is no cash value on such coupons so if you let them go to waste you have simply missed out. You can easily get a coupon organizer for the various sections in the grocery store. This way you can take out your pile for that area and put the ones you are using in a given area.

You can get on mailing lists for grocery coupons for the products you enjoy using. Since you will be buying them already it just makes sense to save all the money you can on them. Every little bit will help out and that is good news for those of us on a tight budget. With the cost of fuel increasing we all need to save money where we can. 

It doesn't take too much effort to get your coupons for groceries organized. If you do this though you can save at least $25 to $50 when you go grocery shopping based on a family size of four. Since most people do this type of shopping every two weeks you can have an extra $50 to $100 a month in your budget. That money will add up over time so you may as well save all you can at the grocery store.

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