Are free grocery store coupons worth your time? Has anything changed for you since we have entered the recession? Maybe money is a little tighter but maybe you are one of the unfortunate people who lost their jobs. Or maybe you are upside down in your mortgage. Maybe you are one of those people who are relatively recession proof. I’m one of those people. I’m a public school teacher so as long as children are growing up and going to school, my job is relatively secure but I’m not taking any chances. I’m finding ways to save more and spend less.
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I’ve been studying coupons lately. I’ve heard that a lot more people are again purchasing the Sunday paper and clipping coupons. It seems like every other day I’m getting an envelope full of free grocery store coupons in the mail.
The fact is that you can save a significant amount of money with coupons without much work. In fact, I found more than one source that says $700 per year can be saved at the grocery store alone. Here are a few ideas to save money:
1.) The Paper- The tried and true Sunday paper still works.
2.) ValPak- You may get this in the mail each week
3.) MyPoints.com- By them. Yes, you can do that.
4.) Store Coupons– Often, the store will have great deals in circulars only found in the store.
5.) Manufacturer’s Website- Go straight to the source.
Make sure that you don’t end up spending more by usingfree grocery store coupons. A common problem is to see a great coupon and purchase an item even if you don’t normally use it or won’t use it for quite a long time. Only use coupons for items you would have purchased anyway.