Advanced Coupon Strategies

Are you looking for ways to save even more money at the grocery store? Have you used coupons in the past? Would you like to learn how to maximize your savings? Learn how to save tons of money using these advanced coupon strategies.

Sunday Paper — One of the best ways to accumulate a nice stash of coupons is to purchase more than one copy of the Sunday paper. When an item that has a long shelf life goes on sale and you have more than one coupon for it, stock up. This way you are buying groceries at the best possible price.

Size Matters — When you come across a coupon that does not specify the size of the product, always purchase the smallest possible size to maximize your savings and pay the least out of pocket. Try going to the trial size section of the store and matching coupons there to get some great products for free!

Match the Sales Flyer — Do not use your coupons too soon. Most stores place the items on sale about 4-5 weeks after the coupon has been published in the Sunday paper. Match the sales flyer with a coupon and you can save big.

Buy one Get one Free — These are some of my favorite ways to use coupons. Find out the exact B1G1 policy for your local grocery store. For some stores you must purchase one item to get one free, and others have the item at 50% off. If you must purchase one to get one free, you can use 2 coupons. Matching coupons for B1G1 free items means you are saving more than 50%!

Internet Coupons — Check with your local grocery store. Most stores now accept internet coupons and these can be great ways to save a ton of money. As an added bonus, you can print more than one copy. If you do not want to print coupons out on your home printer, some stores such as Target will let you print store coupons from the gift registry kiosk. Visit for more information.

eCoupons — If you do not have the time to clip coupons, or you sometimes forget to bring coupons with you to the store, consider using eCoupons. Many grocery stores now accept these, but check with your local store to find out the exact policy. These can be as simple as linking a coupon to your store club card to automatically save you money, or you can download coupon codes to your cell phone. Visit for more information on eCoupons.

uPromise — If you would like to add to your child’s college education fund, consider signing up for a free account at uPromise. By linking with your credit card or store club card, merchants will automatically credit your child’s college savings account for purchases made in store or from the uPromise website– and the savings add up quickly! You can ask grandparents, aunts and uncles to contribute as well.