Even with Internet sites that offer printable coupons for brand name items it can still be a chore to organize your grocery coupons. If you spend the time printing coupons, clipping them from magazines and products that you purchase, how do you know if you are really saving money on your food bill?
The key to saving money on your food bill with grocery coupons is to know when to use the coupons. Get to know what a true sale is and then use the grocery coupon for the biggest savings.
Anyone who shops on a weekly or even bi-weekly basis should get to know what a good sale price is. Many of us buy the same items on a regular basis and most of us stick to a particular brand. You know what a good sale price is just from shopping on a regular basis.
If you have tried those warehouse stores such as Sam’s Club or Costco, you know what the best deals are at those kind of stores. Some will accept grocery coupons but probably a bigger savings can be found at your local supermarket, Walmart, Kmart or Target.
There are many choices today for places to go to save money on groceries. Many stores accept grocery coupons but check with your store about using grocery coupons that you print from your computer. Some supermarkets do not accept them. Knowing your store’s policy on grocery coupons will save you time and aggravation.
The best way to save money using grocery coupons is to learn the prices at the store that you normally shop at. When an item goes on sale know before you step into the grocery store by checking the weekly flyer online. You can then compare your savings by checking the grocery coupons that you have already clipped and have organized in a coupon envelope.
Planning your meals by what is on sale is another way to save money on groceries. Combine that with taking advantage of true sale items that you have grocery coupons for and you can save big at the supermarket.
It may seem time-consuming but once you develop a routine for collecting and organizing your coupons it will be worth your time. Standing in the checkout line and watching the savings add up is a great feeling.