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Saving money at the grocery store: Use a brutally effective coupon strategy

Posted by on Jun. 18, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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Here’s the trick: wait a month before using the coupons. Save your coupon flyer out of your Sunday paper for a month, then bust it out and start cutting anything that might be of interest. For a bonus kicker, use the coupons in comparison with your grocery store flyer that week to find out ways you can use a coupon to reduce the cost of an item already on sale – you can wind up paying pennies for some things and, on occasion, actually get food for free (I’ve came home with a ton of free yogurt containers before, for example).

This tip is from:  http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2008/02/06/little-steps-100-great-tips-for-saving-money-for-those-just-getting-started/

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violinjewel
by on Jun. 18, 2011 at 4:24 PM
Thanks for the idea.
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BeachMommy07
by on Jun. 18, 2011 at 4:39 PM

 I do this too~ I actually have a coupon binder with all of my Sunday paper inserts.

Maddies_mom101
by on Jun. 18, 2011 at 4:45 PM

I use to to compare and price match all the time when we lived back in utah ..... here in NC its a bit harder

armywife1229
by Bronze Member on Jun. 19, 2011 at 3:04 PM
Why wait a month?
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JasonsMom2007
by on Jun. 19, 2011 at 4:55 PM
That's what I was wondering. Wouldn't you be better off matching sales and coupons as they come?


Quoting armywife1229:

Why wait a month?

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lalasmama2007
by on Jun. 19, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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I don't get this either.  Usually the sales ads match the coupons the week they come out. 

Quoting armywife1229:

Why wait a month?


LOswald0314
by Bronze Member on Jun. 19, 2011 at 9:21 PM
I've been learning how to do this and have gotten some awesome deals.
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armywife1229
by Bronze Member on Jun. 19, 2011 at 10:14 PM

I totally get comparing sales with coupons, but I don't get why the month wait.

babowes
by Bronze Member on Jun. 19, 2011 at 10:18 PM
So confused on the waiting
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GoneBad31
by on Jun. 20, 2011 at 8:41 AM

The reason for waiting is underlined and linked in the original post. It makes sense.

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