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A lot of new coupon users out there wonder how you create a stockpile, keep up a stockpile, and the importance of one.
First of all let me just say having a stockpile can be very important when trying to save the most money with coupons. Also, the size of a “Great stockpile” can really vary by person. For example, if you live in a 2 bedroom apartment and are a family of 2, you will want a smaller stockpile. As for a family of 5 with more space, you may need/want a larger stockpile.
Something else that is important to keep in mind is that history repeats itself. Meaning that sales will most likely repeat themselves. They may be for different brands but the same type of a product. For example, Noxema razors may be on sale where you can get them for free in January and then you will most likely see another sale for Gillette razors (where you’d be able to get them for free with coupons) in February.
With food items, it seems like the sales for same product types happen every 2-3 months. So to have a stockpile for each item your family uses for 2-3 months would work out well.
There are certain items that I personally do not go “Sale Happy” with….meaning I don’t get 10 of that item .Once you have your stockpile for these items (listed below) you can get 2-3 of them when they’re free.
These items for me include:
- Razors (mostly women’s but men’s as well)
- Body wash
Another great reason to have a stockpile is so you have the basic staples to meals. That makes it so you may only have to purchase garlic for a pasta dish because you already have 15 boxes of pasta, 15 cans of tomato sauce and seasonings you got for free. You may have gotten these 1 month ago but hey, the night you crave pasta and homemade sauce, you won’t have to pay much at all! Same thing for when you want it 2 weeks later. See how that can really make your grocery expense go way down? You are now able to make a pasta dinner for the cost of garlic ($0.50). Since you can usually get pasta for free with sales and coupons and tomato sauce for very inexpensive (these make great filler items at Walgreens sometimes with the in ad coupons).
Here’s another example….you want to make chocolate chip cookies so you may only need to purchase eggs because you got the flour, chocolate chips, baking soda, etc for very cheap.
Basically you just want to make sure you stockpile items that you will use when they are on SALE with great coupons. This will help ensure that you don’t ever have to pay full price for those items….once you start running low on your stockpile for an item, you will most likely see a sale on it soon.
What are some of your tips and advice on stockpiling, storing your pile, etc?!
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It’s Topic Tuesday and today’s topic is from Ann – Not all coupons are good coupons?? I need help deciding what is a good deal and what is not!
So, What is a good coupon AND what is a good DEAL?!
Here I go:
This is a tough one because everyone could have a different view on what a good deal is for them!
LONG STORY SHORT….My answer to this question: A good deal/coupon for YOU may not be a good deal/coupon for someone else….and vice versa!
Here it is explained:
First of all, set price limits for yourself…..for example, I will not try not pay more than $1.00 for a box of cereal, I will not pay more than $0.50 for a razor or deodorant, I will not EVER pay for toothpaste or toothbrushes again ETC. Base this on what you have previously paid for these products. Keep in mind, history repeats itself and the same goes for sales/deals.
This helps because if you have some of these prices set in your mind and a deal pops up at the store, you then have somewhat of a reference as to what you’ve paid in that past and it will help you determine if that truly is a *HOT DEAL* or perhaps just hyped up.
2nd piece of advice as to what coupons to clip….there are so many!! All coupons can be good coupons for certain people depending on what YOUR family uses! Some may think that a $0.50/1 Chex cereal coupon is GREAT because that’s their kiddos favorite cereal….where as someone else may say, we don’t like Chex so that is not a good coupon. OR a $5/1 Dog food coupon may be good for you but not someone else because they don’t have a dog…see where I’m going with this?
I’ve said this many times before and I will say it again….only get the items you and your family uses! This is great for this topic because it will help you eliminate the “coupon clutter”! This will help you be able to determine what coupons are “Good ones for your family“.
Number 3: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE coupons are almost always GOOD, HOT coupons! They are my favorite and I always suggest printing them out, stocking up on them and clipping them!
Last but not least: Coupons that are only $0.50/1 CAN STILL BE HOT coupons! This is so important because people may think these aren’t so great BUT, if you can pair this up when that product is on sale, you may be able to get it for FREE or for a great price. If you see a coupon for $0.50 or $0.25 and it’s something you use or may want to use, clip it, print it, keep it!
Now it’s YOUR turn….what coupons are good ones and what makes a deal a good one?!
*In case you didn’t know, I got really cute 2″ Coupon Binders in and they are for sale HERE!
Here is the winner for the Blue “Messy Coupon Binder giveaway”…you know, the one where you voted for the messiest coupon mess:
Kelly Knapp – She won with 199 votes!
Here’s her mess:
Please make sure to check your spam folder and respond to your email within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.
UPDATE: Thanks to reader Brittany, this DOES work and her picture is posted above! You won a $10 Starbucks gift card Brittany, thank you! 😉
UPDATE: I can’t wait for someone to try it out and let us know if it works…How about this….the first person to email me a picture of their receipt and product showing that this worked OR didn’t work will win a $10 Starbucks gift card!!! firstname.lastname@example.org =) Good Luck!!
Right now at CVS, there is a deal on Hawaiian Tropic products, buy 2 participating Hawaiian Tropic products get back a $10 Ecb (limit of 1).
So the word is that the Hawaiian Tropic Lip Balms priced at $2.99 each ARE working for the Extra Care Buck deal!
Unfortunately I do not live near a CVS so I cannot test this deal but if you find it works (or doesn’t) please be sure to let us all know! 🙂
Buy 2 Hawaiian Tropic Lip Balms $2.99 each
Get back a $10 Ecb
= FREE + make $4.02 WOWZA and no coupons needed!!!
Thanks, Coupon Pro
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