I love bargain hunting and negotiating with others for better prices (much to the embarrassment of my wife). It isn’t so much the bartering side that I like, but not having to pay full price. It is the same reason why I like to use coupons. It’s all about saving as much money as possible so you have more to spend on the important things in life. Let’s face it, no one likes paying full price for something they could have gotten for cheaper, so why not start using coupons to save money
Types of Coupons
There are so many different types of coupons that can be used to help you save money in your day to day life. The most common types of coupons include the following:
Grocery coupons can be found almost anywhere if you are willing to go looking. The most common places that I have found them are in the local paper, magazines or online. Grocery coupons can be a great way to save money on your weekly shopping trip by reducing the cost of everyday grocery items. Just don’t get caught in the trap of buying things you don’t need, just because you have a coupon for it.
My wife subscribes to an entertainment book which contains thousands of coupons all related to local businesses. We regularly use the coupon booklet to decide where we are going to eat out, whenever we go out for meals at cafes or restaurants. Over the course of the year we save hundreds of dollars by using this coupon book, it is worth every single one of the fifty dollars we spent on it.
Internet shopping has become a bit of a revolution in the last decade, with traditional businesses starting to struggle due to the increased presence and competition from online retailers around the world.
Traditional coupon books like the one my wife buys every year are good for local shops, but what about shopping online? Most people are aware that many items found in local stores can be found significantly cheaper online, but the best part is that many online stores still offer further discounts through the use of discount coupons.
Saving money with coupon codes online is a no-brainer in my opinion. You have nothing to lose and plenty of money to gain. Some of the larger couponing sites like www.couponcodes4u.com and their sister site for my Aussie readers www.couponcodes.com.au offer some amazing discounts and even allow you to get promo codes for Amazon, Best Buy, Toys R Us, the Disney Store and many other big online retailers.
If you aren’t using coupons in your day to day life when buying items in store or online, then I honestly think you should be starting right now! It really doesn’t take very long to look around for a coupon, and you might end up saving yourself a few hundred dollars in the process.
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