Find Great Coupons Maximum Savings

August 14, 2013

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 Find Great Coupons = Maximum Savings

Do you ever wonder how people find all those great coupons and score awesome deals that you usually miss out on? I get asked nearly every time I go shopping, “Where do you find great coupons ?”.   I have a few tricks up my sleeve that I use to make sure I get the maximum savings on all my purchases.

(1) Get the biggest paper available:  Always remember coupons are regional.  If you buy a local paper, make sure it is the biggest paper available to your area.  I get emails regularly from readers wanting to know, “You posted X coupon in your matchups and I didn’t get it…Why Not??”  The reason is simple, smaller rural areas get fewer coupons.  Bigger cities get bigger, better coupons.  If you haven’t checked out ordering inserts,  try it one week and see if it is worth it for you.  My insert source for over two years can be found HERE.

(2) Make sure and use printable coupons:  If you do not already have one, it is absolutely worth the small investment to buy a printer!  Find great deals on printers at Best Buy, Walmart, & 1SaleADay.  

A tip for buying a printer:  Price the cost of ink BEFORE you buy the printer.  It’s not worth it to get a GREAT deal on a printer, if the ink costs you an arm & a leg!  Check out great deals on Ink HERE.

Make sure you take advantage of recycling your ink cartridges to earn cash to spend at your favorite office stores like Staples or Office Max.  To find out more about ink cartridge recycling head over HERE.

Coupons reset on the 1st of every month!  This means we will see new coupons and refreshed coupons on the 1st.  Almost all printable coupons have limits both per computer and over all.  If it is a really good coupon, it will be gone first!!  Make sure and visit on the first of the month to score the best coupons!!  Look up to the top of this screen,  see HOPSTER, SmartSource, REDPLUM, Coupons.com, CommonKindness and printable coupons??  Click on any of those to see the newest coupons!

(3) Purchase coupons from a clipping service:  Sometimes it is worth it to purchase individual coupons.  Do the Math!!  Make sure it is worth it!!  For example, if a coupon makes an item completely free, it is usually worth paying $1.50 for a 10 pack of this coupon!  My favorite sources for clipped coupons can be found HERE or HERE.  Just like everything else, the good ones go fast!  Shop early to grab the great ones!

(4) Search eBay for great coupons:  Even after my insert services have sold out, I can usually find them on eBay.  You can search eBay directly from The Q-Tipping Mom website:)  See the eBay search box on the right-hand side of your screen.  eBay is my last resort because it is usually a little more expensive.  You also have to watch out for fraudulent coupon sellers!!

 Don’t let that scare you off!!  Just use common sense:)  If it sounds too good to be true, well….it probably is!  I will say that MOST Free item coupons on eBay are probably fraudulent!  I NEVER buy them!!  Watch for things like sellers who list a bunch of FREE coupon deals!  Watch for NO EXPIRATION coupons.  I just found one that had 20 FREE Full Size Arm & Hammer Laundry detergent coupons for sale in different auctions.  All of their past auctions are set to private.  This tells me that they are probably hiding something….probably more FREE Arm & Hammer;)  Sometimes a company will send people FREE product coupons, however, I find it highly unlikely a company sends one person 100’s of FREE product coupons!  Steer away from these deals on eBay!  

When shopping on eBay it will be tempting to pay more that you should for those “HOT” coupons….just because you want to “WIN”.  Avoid getting caught up in the game of winning!  Remember you are only buying coupons if it is  “WORTH” it!  Again, do the math ahead of time to figure out what is a reasonable amount to pay and still be saving money.

I use a sniper method to make sure I don’t get caught up in the game:) Have you ever lost an eBay auction, and could not figure out how in the world somebody out bid you with only 5 seconds left?  Well they are probably using a sniper service.  The sniper service I use can be found HERE.  I like them because they give you 3 FREE snipes a month!  (sometimes that is all I use)  Also, when you invite your friends to use their service you get an additional 3 snipes for each friend that signs up.  

When using a sniper service,  simply set you amount at the max amount that you are will to pay for an item and forget about it.  They do the work for you in the last few seconds of the auction.  This will keep you on budget and you will be surprised by how many auctions you will win!

Hopefully, these tips will help you get the BEST coupons!  If you have any other tips, we would love to hear them!!!

 

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