Tight on money, tight on budget. That’s what it’s like for most people in India today. You may be assuming that the coupons you have are just an extra thing to barely make ends meet, right?
Well, that’s not the case. A money savvy individual will know how to extract maximum benefit out of the existing coupon system. Coupons to them are not just “a cushion for high prices.” To those people, coupons are Rs. 100, maybe even Rs. 1000 in money saved for the future.
We can help you become one of those people if you wish. Below are some tips that will help you get the great deals you could never dream of, out of your coupons.
The top 5 ways to get great deals on your coupons.
ONE: Only use your coupons for discount items. Why? This will allow you to supercharge the discount even further, letting you to buy it for even a fraction of the cost.
TWO: Is the item truly on sale? One dirty technique used by stores is to boost up the price of the product way above the market value, and then dropping it to its original value “through a sale.” This gives you the illusion that the item is on sale, when it really isn’t.
For example, let’s say you have an item whose market value is $10. What a store may do is, push the price up to Rs. 15 original, and then sell it for Rs. 10 as a “50% sale offer.”
Quite sleazy isn’t it? This can get in the way of you finding the best deals to use your coupons on. As a general rule, items that are truly “on offer”, and those that are sold in bulk (as in buy 2, get 1 for free).
THREE: Understand the nature of coupons. Coupons are tickets handed out to shoppers as part of loyalty programs. This means that you need to “shop till you drop” at a certain a location, in order to be legible for coupons.
This also means that you need to focus on one location at store at a time, making it hard to shop around and memorize prices. So what you need to do, is to learn to find the stores which overall provide the cheapest products, and learn to stay there.
FOUR: Don’t rely on paper only. You can use online coupons too. A lot of websites provide online coupons for you to shop as you wish, by registering them on your credit card.
FIVE: Learn to use your coupons only for grocery items. Having a bulk of the best coupons doesn’t mean you can spend more. This is to help you make ends meet comfortably. Coupons for grocery shopping, are the only ways to properly use coupons.
Be wise in usage.
Remember, coupons do not allow you to expand your budget. Their purpose it help you ease the pressure you have when fulfilling it. So on a final note, try not to be the type of person who needlessly wastes their coupons on useless items!