If you want a quick tip on how to maximize your coupon savings do what I do –no extreme couponing required.
I use a simple, three step process. I combine the in-store grocery coupons, sale items and downloadable coupons from two sites in particular, and I save a bundle.
1. I collect coupons in bulk. I keep all of my grocer’s in-store coupons (and downloaded) in an envelope to use, as needed.
2. I visit my E-bates account, go to the coupons section and download whatever strikes my fancy.
3. I rinse and repeat that activity at Coupons.com.
By now, I have about 20 – 30 coupons ready to use. THEN (and only then) do I make my list. This saves me 30 – 50 percent more than designing a list and trying to mix and match coupons to fit. The puzzle pieces go together far more easily if you are the architect.
This week, just using the E-bates coupons alone, I saved over $22 on items I needed to buy anyway. Take that, and multiply it by four trips a month and E-bates saves me over $80.
When adding my Coupons.com and in store savings, my total savings increases to over $100 a month.
So that leads me to just one question: What could you do with an extra $100 per month?
Check out the coupons section of the website and drop me a line to let me know how much you saved this week by writing your list backwards!