I was only introduced to the world of coupons last week when I learned that sites like Target.com and Meijer.com offer instore savings that can be combined with manufacture’s coupons! Before, I would always see a coupon, save it in my wallet, totally forget it was there and move on and then clean out my purse 6 months later. NO MORE.
It all begins with changing the way you shop. Forget going to the grocery store every two weeks to simply pick up the items you need. I am finding that a monthly shopping trip that is larger will bring me more savings, because I can aquire coupons over several weeks and plan exactly what I will be purchasing and match it up with my coupons!
Please note that I DO NOT plan on becoming an extreme couponer, or even developing a stock pile. If I get extra products, especially for pennies, I will purchase them and then donate them to charity.
More to come in my next post about Meijer, including MPERKS, their coupon policy and how you can SAVE big.