Couponing Tips That Will Save You Time

Some people think that it takes a lot of time to coupon and find deals. It can, but it doesn’t have to be time consuming. We all have a lot of responsibilities each day and don’t always have time to coupon or find deals. Below are some tips that will save you time and will still help you be an efficient couponer and deal finder.

1. Clipless Couponing – When you receive coupons in the mail or the Sunday newspaper, take a few minutes and only clip out the coupons you think you would use. With the packet of unclipped coupons, write the date on the front, then file it away in case you need to pull it out again to grab a coupon.

2. Weekly Grocery AdsIf you are hard pressed for time, use this technique as a time saver. When your weekly grocery ads come in the mail, take a few minutes to circle the sale items on the front and back of the ad that you need to buy or that are a really good deal that week. Almost all of the sale items are on the front and back of ads. This will save you time by not browsing through the entire ad. Then take the ad to the store and mark off your circled items as you place them in your grocery basket.

3. Couponing and Deal Sites – Take a few minutes a couple times a week to look at 2 or 3 couponing and deal sites (like Saving Cent by Cent). You can easily scan through and print off the good, high-value coupons you would use. These couponing and deal sites do most of the work for you and keep you informed about great coupons and good deals.

4. Stay Organized – I know this can be difficult, but stay as organized as possible. Every couple of days take the coupons you’ve clipped or printed and organize them in your binder. If you have a pile of coupons all over your house, you won’t be able to utilize them, let alone know what you have. Keeping it in organized in one location will help you to save time because you can quickly locate the coupon you’ll need to use with a sale.

I actually only spend a few hours each week to coupon, and and I only print or clip coupons I would need or use. To be totally honest, I don’t use half of the coupons that come in the weekly inserts; however, it’s worth it when there are good, high-value coupons. And it’s even better when you can pair the high-value coupons with a sale and pick up a product inexpensively.

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Comments

  1. Great tips! Thanks for visiting Finding My Way in Texas 🙂 Happy to follow back.

  2. Lisa, these tips are great! Since time saving and organizing is my thing, I will be sharing it (complete with credits to you)on my site. Brilliant!

    Thanks for following me on FB! Following you back and subscribing to your site too. Stop by Ducks ‘n a Row every Wednesday for our blog hop, OK? 🙂

  3. Great tips! Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from Welcome Wednesday blog hop. Following via GFC!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  4. Got the organization down … now I just need to remember to grab the paper every Sunday 😉

  5. Thank you for sharing your tips. It amazes me how much people can save when they invest a little time to get organized and coupon effectively. I’m also a little bit jealous, a lot of retailers here in Canada don’t allow for stacking – that would be so nice! Keep up the good work 🙂

  6. Great tips! I’ve often wondered how my coupon friends manage it all.

  7. Thanks for the tips. I have to find the time to sit and clip. A work in progress ;-).

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