by Jayne Holden
(Los Angeles, California, USA)
Coupons become just a little bit more valuable when they are combined with sales and clearance prices to get items for free. It is then that these little scraps of paper hold value for the people that may have been sceptical in the past about the usage of the coupons. Once you have been able to combine a coupon with a lower price to get an item for free, you are hooked.
Most people that use coupons remember the items that they were first able to get for free. In fact, most people claim that this is when they realised the value of the coupons and started to take those little scraps of paper a little more seriously.
What are some of the ways that you can turn coupons into free items?:
Watch the weekly sales flyers as there are often price cuts and lowered prices that can reduce the price of the items being purchased. These weekly sales are a big way to save and using the sales there are likely going to be one to two items every single week that are free or almost free while using the coupons that come from the internet, newspaper inserts and even coupons found in-store.
Learn where the clearance racks are in your local store to save bigwhile using coupons. Many people aren’t aware that you can combine the coupons with the prices of these items while shopping and therefore can get items for free – but also make money on the items being purchased while you are shopping. These items are being discontinued in many cases, or are simply close to expiry (but as long as the items are going to be used before they are expired it is still a worthy buy).
In store promotions that are available will often allow the customer to take advantage of double coupon days, where the value of the coupon is doubled towards the products being purchased.
Customers can take advantage of double coupon days to save bigwhile shopping and can combine the higher coupon value with a lower sale price to get those free items while shopping. Check your local store flyer to see if your store doubles coupons, and look for those in the community that do. It’s worth a try!.
Using these methods, it’s likely you are going to be able to increase the value of your own coupons and turn them into FREE items.