I love it when readers email me with questions and deals as I love being able to help. Of course, when those questions come in, I realize that others of you might have the same questions yourself. Here is the most recent question which came from reader, Rachelle:
Where do you get most of your coupons? When I look online I find a lot I don’t need? I’m not one to buy something if my family can’t use it.
There are a few ways to find the coupons for things you need. The easiest way it so just visit that manufacturer’s website and sign up for their newsletter. Many times, they send out coupons to subscribers only. You can also send a thank you to the company. They love hearing that consumers appreciate their products and sometimes, send out coupons as an added thank you. Just find the Contact Us link on their site and share – you never know WHAT will arrive in the mail!
You might also try different brands. If you can’t find a coupon for the yogurt brand you usually eat, you might use a coupon to try something else. That is really part of the reason for coupons, to help people try something new – but save at the same time. If you are able (and willing) to try something new, you just might get turned onto something which can save you money with the coupons the company frequently offers.
There are of course products for which you rarely (if ever) find coupons – like meats and produce. Unfortunately, that is just the way it is. What I do is work hard to save on the household products we use and then apply those savings towards the purchase of our meat and produce. In the end, my budget doesn’t take a hit, but we still get to enjoy the items we want. It’s all about finding balance.