It was a chilly March, if I recall correctly. I hadn’t been a big couponer back then, but I had been getting started. I had a 3-ring binder with several weekly coupon inserts that had barely been touched. Who knew I would stumble in something big…very, very big!
I had just picked up the latest Meijer weekly ad, and noticed a very nice General Mills/Betty Crocker promotion going on–specifically, “Buy any 10, get $10 back” on specifically marked items. Everything listed was at least $1.50 or more, so it wasn’t going to be as easy as pie. However, I knew in the back of my mind that I had coupons for many of the items listed. Within minutes, I had my coupon binder, a calculator, and the weekly ad on the coffee table, trying to figure out the best deals. Read more
Let’s talk about utilizing coupons in the fullest measure. Coupons are a dime a dozen these days. You can find or print coupons within minutes from just about any computer. They’re in the mailbox every week. You’ll find them falling out of your newspaper on Sunday. So, with so many coupons, everything must be a bargain, right? Absolutely not! Coupons are actually a marketing tool to advertise to a part of your brain that makes you think you are getting a deal that nobody else can get. If you are new to couponing, you are more likely to buy something with a coupon than you would buy something that is on sale the same amount.