I’m not much of a coupon clipper. However, there are times when I do use coupons. And, every so often, I give the whole couponing thing another try.
If you’re tired of checking your bank account and discovering that there just isn’t enough to cover all your expenses, now is the time to get active. Everyone’s been in this situation, including myself. But rather than sit back and whine about my lack of cash, I took the situation into my own hands and discovered that with printed coupons and coupon codes, I was able to save on just about everything.
You can’t wave a magic wand and make cash appear in your bank account, but with coupon codes you might be able to save in certain areas.
Home utilities. For the longest time I wasn’t satisfied with how much I was paying for electricity, cable and Internet. And like most people, I sucked it up and wrote checks every month. But now that I have coupon codes that work, I’m able to save on cable and Internet. Codes for utility services are widely available online, you just have to look.
Dining out. Who doesn’t enjoy a meal outside the house with friends or family. Eating out is my main form of recreation, and in order to afford this not-so-cheap expense, I rely on coupons. This includes printed coupons I receive in the mail, as well as coupon codes delivered to my inbox. Simply go to your favorite restaurant’s website and sign up for the e-club.
Vacations. There is nothing cheap about going on vacation, but if you check sites such as Groupon, you may find amazing deals to many exotic locations. For example, just recently I stumbled upon a deal – 8-night London and Paris vacation including airfare for only $1,699 per person. However, you don’t have to travel far. You can also find deals on destinations close to your home.
Clothes. Like restaurants, go to your favorite retailer’s website and join the e-club. As a free member, you’ll receive coupons and announcements of upcoming promotions. An excellent way to get what you want for less.
Grocery shopping. Why pay full price for groceries when manufacturer and store coupons are plentiful? Take time to go through your newspaper and clip coupons for items that you need. Even if you only save $10 at checkout, that’s $10 you get to keep in your pocket.
Eyeglasses. Eyeglasses can get expensive, and if you need a pair of prescription sunglasses, you’ll pay double the price. Check for buy-one-get-one-free coupons or codes and you can possibly get your sunglasses free. Crazier things have happened.
Car repairs. Anyone with a vehicle knows how expensive car repairs can be. Before you spend a dime on auto repairs, check your newspaper or go online and look for coupons. Typical coupons might include $25 off brake service, or buy three tires and get the fourth one free.
Household services. Whether you need your gutters cleaned or plumbing work, check your mailbox for coupons. Handyman services rely heavily on direct mail to promote their business.
With so many ways to save, there is no reason to pay full price for anything. Learn how to look for coupons and codes and you’ll be able to get what you need, and still keep money in the bank.