The answer? I STOCKPILE MY COUPONS!
One of my favorite things to do when I come home from the store is to take a picture of my “loot pile.” I then upload this picture onto my website and blog about the deals that I found at the store. Frequently you will see that I was able to grab several of the same item because of a great sale/coupon combo.
I am able to get more than one of the item because I have a coupon stockpile, meaning, I usually have more than one of every coupon. How do I do this? I buy several copies of the Sunday paper.
I’ve seen some websites recommend buying 1 paper for every family member in your home. Other people have different methods of deciding how many to buy. My method is simple: I buy 5 papers. There’s no real reasoning behind it, other than 5 papers seems to be enough to get a lot of items from the store!
If I get a tip that the upcoming inserts hold especially valuable coupons, I might pick up 1 or 2 additional papers. I save money on buying so many papers by purchasing them at the dollar store. Check to see if your dollar store sells them!
Next week’s topic: Organizing Your Coupon Stockpile!
Devon posts regularly on her blog, www.mamacheaps.com. When she is not blogging or designing personalized candy wrappers for her store, Winterwood Press, she is spending time with her husband and her 9 month old daughter.