Do you use coupons? It seems like there's coupons everywhere nowadays. Online, newspapers, magazines Groupon, DailyDeals, text messages, and so on.
I coupon to keep my budget for household items down. I don't usually find too many coupons for the food that I eat. Here's a link to my latest couponing trip where I saved 51%. I follow a couple of sites such as Living Well Spending Less for tips.
I try not to use coupons on items that I would not normally buy also. I also think that extreme couponing is a little too extreme. No one needs 100 tubes of toothpaste.
Here are some tips:
- Don't buy items just because you have a coupon
- If you do decide to be an extreme couponer, please do not clear the shelves
- Make sure you read the fine print on the coupon. Don't try to “scam” the system
- Make sure you understand different stores coupon policies
What's your input on coupons? How far do you go?