Before You Shop: The Savings Arsenal

 

  • Store Circulars: These ads automatically come in your mailbox every week and many consumers don’t even glance at them. These are your guides to savings money! Many ads can also be found online. Most stores changedeals weekly. It can vary depending on where you shop at but a very common cycle is ads go out in the mail on Tuesday with offers valid for a week starting the next day (Wednesday). Look at what is in an ad and plan your weekly menu around what is on sale.
  • Store Loyalty Cards: These are usually free and easy to sign up for and can connect you with store specials and store rewards programs (like gas rewards). You can often digitally ad rewards to some loyalty cards.
  • Grocery List: It is crucial to plan meals and create a grocery list based on what’s on sale and what coupons are available. Set aside 20 – 30 minutes each week to do this. You may want to do this Tuesday night when you have all the ads. Some people prefer to do their planning and shopping on the weekend. That is fine but sale items may be picked over. The good news is if an item is on sale and out of stock, you can usually ask for a rain check. This guarantees you the item at the sale price when it is back on shelves.

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Over 17 million people visit Coupons.com to save each month. We offer consumers a variety of saving solutions including digital printable coupons, digital paperless coupons, coupon codes, and card linked offers.

Through our partnership with Share Our Strength, Coupons for Change, the philanthropic arm of Coupons.com, has helped to connect children to over one million meals! For every three coupons printed, a meal will be secured for a child. 

To learn more about how you can save and give, please visit CouponsforChange.org

Before You Shop: The Savings Arsenal

 

  • Store Circulars: These ads automatically come in your mailbox every week and many consumers don’t even glance at them. These are your guides to savings money! Many ads can also be found online. Most stores changedeals weekly. It can vary depending on where you shop at but a very common cycle is ads go out in the mail on Tuesday with offers valid for a week starting the next day (Wednesday). Look at what is in an ad and plan your weekly menu around what is on sale.
  • Store Loyalty Cards: These are usually free and easy to sign up for and can connect you with store specials and store rewards programs (like gas rewards). You can often digitally ad rewards to some loyalty cards.
  • Grocery List: It is crucial to plan meals and create a grocery list based on what’s on sale and what coupons are available. Set aside 20 – 30 minutes each week to do this. You may want to do this Tuesday night when you have all the ads. Some people prefer to do their planning and shopping on the weekend. That is fine but sale items may be picked over. The good news is if an item is on sale and out of stock, you can usually ask for a rain check. This guarantees you the item at the sale price when it is back on shelves.

Next: How to Coupon Realistically

Back to Coupons 101


This page is brought to you in partnership with Coupons.com.

Over 17 million people visit Coupons.com to save each month. We offer consumers a variety of saving solutions including digital printable coupons, digital paperless coupons, coupon codes, and card linked offers.

Through our partnership with Share Our Strength, Coupons for Change, the philanthropic arm of Coupons.com, has helped to connect children to over one million meals! For every three coupons printed, a meal will be secured for a child. 

To learn more about how you can save and give, please visit CouponsforChange.org