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Coupons Can Save You Tons of Cash!

Apr 1, 2008
Admit it: when you think of coupons, you envision an old lady with a pair of scissors at her kitchen table, cutting away at the newspaper in order to save a few pennies at the supermarket. While that may apply, there are still tons of reasons why you shouldn't turn your nose up at coupons, and they may be a great way for you to save lots of cash on everything from food to electronics. Coupons aren't just limited to newspapers and magazines anymore, either: with the Internet, finding coupons for just about anything can be fast and simple.

Unlike a gift certificate, coupons are usually absolutely free and try to encourage you to purchase products at a discounted rate that you might not buy otherwise. Even though companies sometimes give deep discounts with coupons, they actually make more money by using them. Why? Because coupons make consumers more likely to spend money on a product because they feel that they are actually saving a few bucks by doing so. Don't fail to do your research when looking for great coupon deals, because it's not just benefiting you: it's also benefiting the company that puts out the coupons.

The general rule with coupons is that the larger and more expensive the product, the less money you will actually save on it with a coupon. Still, if you're looking at a thousand dollar television and have coupons that could save you twenty percent off the price, that two hundred dollars in savings could go a heck of a long way. Remember: if coupons take off a certain percentage of the sales price, rather than a set monetary number, then you will save even more if the product is more expensive.

You'll rarely see any coupons for expensive products that offer much more than twenty or thirty percent off, but even if it's not a product you plan on purchasing, you should never throw a coupon away. Why? Simple: there may be friends or family members who need to buy that product, and coupons that could save them a substantial chunk would be a godsend to them.

So here's my advice to you: keep a folder or shoebox at home where you can toss all coupons that you come across and save them for later. You might not need them now, but you don't know what you'll have to shop for in the future, or what your friends and neighbors might end up having a need for. By saving your coupons, even for years, you could also end up saving someone a good deal of cash!
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