Easy to follow tips on how to save money on groceries! Simple couponing tips you can follow whether you’re a beginner or expert couponer.
Have you been looking for some easy couponing tips now that double coupons are gone (that was a sad sad day for me I tell you)??!! Well here are a few easy tips on how to coupon at grocery stores and save the most money without having your coupons doubled. (originally published 2/15)
When I started blogging I only shared couponing tips for busy moms on my site and Facebook page. As time progressed I added easy family friendly recipes and how to save money in other ways like how we buy bulk meat online which saves us a ton!
How to save money on groceries
- Organize your coupons. You will never find what you’re looking for and it will take Forever in the store if you don’t have your coupons organized in some way. I like to organize them by aisle, saves me a bunch of time!
- Find free digital coupons online which also offer you free gift cards when you actually use them at the store = double perk!!
I have used many coupon organizers but the one I like best and use today is a simple one that is less than $10 and you can name each pouch whatever you’d like.
- Don’t be picky. What I mean by this is you cannot be brand specific if you want to really coupon well. Of course there are some exceptions to this rule. We buy organic milk, so I could disregard a milk coupon if it didn’t enable me to buy an organic version because that is important to us….but really that is it!
- You can’t be brand loyal if you want to save as much as possible in the grocery store. For example, this Finish dishwashing detergent gel pacs.
I have been couponing for so long that I could care less what brand I buy, and this one was a real winner at just $1.34/ea. compared to $5.49 when it’s not on sale.
Always clip BOGO coupons. Buy one get on free (BOGO) coupons are awesome! Many times I wait until the item I have to buy is on sale and then use my coupon so I get an even better deal, like this BOGO deal above!
- I bought the bag of Craisins on sale for $2 and got a 6 pack of boxed Craisins (like raisin boxes for lunches) for free…..so I paid $1 a piece for my goodies when normally they were each $2.99!
- Wait until the item is on sale. That is right! Yes you have a coupon, but if you really want to coupon well you need to wait until the item you have a coupon for is on sale AND you have a coupon!
Once you’ve organized your coupons in a pouch like I shared above it isn’t a big deal to put that coupon back and check the next time you shop to see if it is on sale that day.
- Order multiple papers. Yes. Keep an eye out for a great deal on your local Sunday paper that has coupons on it (I found one here and it comes out periodically for a year’s subscription for $10, then I get a few).
Then, clip the ones you want and stock up on things that will last a really long time and/or you use so often they would never expire. I have another post on simple stockpiling tips you can read here.
- Detergent, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and diapers are just a few things you should NEVER pay full price for because there are ALWAYS coupons for these.
- If you can’t find any in your Sunday paper you can always find some by printing coupons online on sites like this. That’s an easy way to get you started. 😉
If you’re a beginner start slowly.
Don’t get overwhelmed by it all. Take a few tips like these and run with them until you’re ready to delve in some more.
If you liked this one you can read further on my post for the beginners