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?!