The Busy Mom’s Guide to Couponing infographic, in the sidebar of my blog, provides a quick overview of how to start couponing without becoming overwhelmed. I was asked to add this infographic to my blog and since my blog is about being frugal and saving money I felt it fit in very well. But now I’m going to ask a favour. Would you give me your opinion about it in the comments? I will be leaving the infographic in place for a month and your feedback will decide whether or not I will extend it beyond that time.
All reports indicate that the price of groceries will be going up quite a bit during 2016, therefore starting the year with useful money-saving tips – such as couponing – seems appropriate. Clicking on the infographic will provide the Guide to Couponing details so I’m not going to be repeating what’s included there other than to highlight or clarify some points.
The Busy Mom’s Guide to Couponing:
- Number 1 of the Guide states – Start Small. It you are new to couponing this is probably one of the best pieces of advice you’re going to get. So often people decide to start couponing and go all out, collecting coupons here, there and everywhere. Of course, this means they quickly become overwhelmed and decide couponing is not for them. That’s a shame because using coupons does save money and it can be done without taking up all your time. The Guide to Couponing shows you how.
- Time things right (#4). Buy at the right time. This is one of my favourite ways to save and I’m glad to see it included in the infographic. You can also read more about this in one of my previous posts Maximizing Coupon Value
- Know each store’s policy. There seems to be a trick to this. I googled Walmart.ca Coupon Policy with no result. I next googled Walmart Canada Coupon Policy and there it was. It’s all in the wording. This also works for Return Policy, Shipping Policy, etc. If you aren’t successful the first time, just change the wording a bit. Every store has their own set of policies so what applies to one doesn’t necessarily apply to others. It pays off to know the policies at least for the stores you frequent the most.
If you’re new to couponing or just want a refresher, click on the Guide to Couponing Infographic and the Link Maximizing Coupon Value for loads of useful money-saving information to start the year off right.
Happy New Year, everyone.
Talk to you again next week,
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