I am participating in this campaign as a member of The Niche Parent Network & Conference in partnership with Money Mailer. All opinions are my own.
Just yesterday I was at my favorite warehouse-shopping club getting the essentials for the family. You know the giant package of toilet paper, humongous boxes of cereal, multi-packs of butter and more. When I was finished and the cashier scanned everything the total was around $145 dollars. I was quite surprised since my average total is somewhere around $200 to $250. When she looked at me for payment I handed over a pile of coupons. After she scanned those, my new total was $120. I had just saved $25 by handing her a bunch of coupons. Now if I shop here once a month on average and save this much each time that is and annual saving of $300. And that is only one store. What about all the other places we spend our money? There are ways to save money on pretty much everything. If you do your homework you can find coupons and discounts for almost everything you need. Whether it is a new restaurant you want to check out, getting the car washed, the dog groomed, saving on a pizza dinner, or everyday shopping needs.
Sometimes these coupons and discount come right to your mailbox. That’s right you don’t have to go out and buy the newspaper or look online for them. One company called Money Mailer, which happens to be celebrating 32 years in business, does a great job at delivering local deals and coupons right to your front door.
You may recognize them by the envelopes full of coupons and deals that are sent to your house on occasion. When I first moved into my house, our real estate agent told us about their services. He even signed us up for free to start receiving their coupons. It was a great way for us to learn about the businesses in the area. Especially during those first couple of weeks when we were painting and fixing up our new house. We weren’t really in the mood to cook so having these coupons available for pizza delivery and other restaurants was a great money and time saver.
Now that the Internet has exploded and the use of mobile devices has went crazy there are many more ways to save. With a smart phone and the Money Mailer App you don’t even have to cut out or print coupons any longer. These digital coupons will appear directly onto your phone. The app is available for download on both Android and itunes devices. Just think about it, you’re in store shopping and you come across and item that you want to purchase. You don’t have a coupon for it but really want to buy it. You can’t stand the idea of finding out later that there was some type of coupon out there that could have helped you save. So all you have to do is search using the app. Put in your zip code and you will be directed to money saving deals and coupons. You can also search specifically for that item or store and most likely there will be a coupon out there. So what are you waiting for? Download the Money Mailer apps, sign up online for their mailers, and start saving.
Couponing Tips: School Year Savings
According to a recent Inmar study, coupon redemption remained steady in 2013 at 2.9 billion coupons redeemed.
As kids are heading back to school, it typically means parents are browsing the stores to get their kids the necessary
clothing and school materials. However, it doesn’t mean parents need to spend endless amounts of money.
The following are a few couponing tips parents should keep in mind to help them get the best deal:
Seek out generous coupon policies
Consumers should focus on shopping at stores that accept their competitors’ coupons, let the shopper
use double or triple coupons and provide rain checks for out-of-stock merchandise. Consumers can look
on a store’s website to learn about their coupon policy.
Take time to check out the store circulars
Consumers should save the circulars that arrive in the mail and take 15-20 minutes each week to sort
through them. Matching the sales with the coupons will help save money and time.
Carefully plan the shopping trip
Consumers must strategize before going to the store. If a coupon doesn’t specify a size, buy the smallest
and least expensive one. If the store has a coupon dispenser in the middle of the aisle, make sure to
utilize it. Finally, separate the items into multiple transactions if there is more than one coupon for
spending a certain dollar amount. For example, $15 off a purchase of $50.
Avoid these common mistakes:
• Using coupons on things you don’t really need
• Not following specific size requirements and guidelines
• Not using coupons on items that are already on sale
• Missing out on stacking opportunities
• Not reading the coupon’s fine print or having no knowledge of the store’s policy.
For more information, visit www.MoneyMailer.com.