Save Money by Clipping Coupons in Your Gainesville Apartment
IIf you’ve ever heard of Coca-Cola, you may be surprised to find out that one of the keys to their early success was their pioneering coupon campaign that gave away millions of samples of their product for free. People loved getting this type of deal and starting in the early 1900s, the idea of marketing with coupons began to spread and grow until it became the multi-billion dollar business it is today. Now more than 100 years after they became common in magazines, newspapers, and flyers, coupons are still providing valuable savings to anyone with a pair of scissors and a bit of patience.
To be an effective coupon user, there are a few important things you’ll want to keep in mind:
- There are limits – In most cases a store or company will limit the number of coupons that can be used on a single item, usually one manufacturer’s coupon and/or one retailer’s coupon. Be sure to read the fine print on your coupons and a store’s coupon policy beforehand for information on expiration dates and any restrictions on combining them with other offers.
- Organization is key – Developing a file system to keep coupons organized is essential when you want to use them effectively. Whether you organize by the type of store they’ll be used in, by manufacturer, or by the date they’ll expire, this simple step will make it easier to find the coupons you need.
- Be flexible – One of the great things about coupons is that they give you an opportunity to try new or alternative products at a reduced price. You may be able to get a superior product at a lower cost than what you’d pay for the brand you normally purchase.
Do you do most of your shopping online? Coupons and promotional codes have quickly become widespread in the world of Internet e-commerce, and there are even sites like Retailmenot.com which are devoted exclusively to sharing online deals and printable coupons. So the next time you have a free hour in your Gainesville apartment, take a look through the Sunday paper or an online coupon site and see how much you can save on your next shopping trip.
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