Buy Clipped Coupons In Bulk
Couponing is often seen as a way to save small amounts of money on small purchases. The word coupon evokes images of people spending hours searching through newspapers, magazines and junk mail trying to make a small dent in their weekly grocery bill. This type of couponing often made people feel like they were slowly nickel and diming themselves to death.
Recently, coupons have started to shake off that negative image. With the help of internet sites that specialize in targeting coupons of high value and selling them for a small fee, couponing has started to become a more viable way to save money and put a much larger dent in the savvy consumer's budget.
The best way to save money by buying coupons online is to plan ahead. One should start by making a list of all the anticipated upcoming events in the household. This list should include vacations, holidays (especially consumer driven holidays like Christmas and Valentine's Day), birthdays and anniversaries. The type of deals coupons can bring to the budgeting of these events can be staggering.
After creating this list, one should then search the coupon selling website for online deals that pertain to that type of event. For instance, buying a coupon for $10 off any meal over $20 at your favorite restaurant could potentially cut the price of a meal in half. Add a buy one night, get a second night free coupon at a hotel and that dinner has just become a romantic weekend getaway.
The second list to create should have all of the everyday services that the consumer plans on using. This list can include auto repair and maintenance, fitness and gym memberships, carpet cleaning, lawn care and maintenance, maid services, carpet cleaning, pest control, daycare and any other routine service that the household spends money on.
Take this list and match up the items with deals online. It is not uncommon to be able to buy a $10 off an oil change coupon for $3. That is an automatic savings of $7. Assuming that each consumer has their oil changed three times a year, that savings then becomes $21. Add this savings to other, more expensive and frequent services like daycare, and the savings can balloon into hundreds of dollars.
The main problem that people face in buying online coupons is sticking to their plan. For instance, a couple may plan to go out for a nice dinner twice each month. They buy their coupons for the restaurants of their choice and are ready to save money. After seeing how inexpensive their dinners become, they decide to cheat a little and go out four times a month. This is called lifestyle creep. If people have more money to spend, they tend to spend it. This is fine if the goal is to be able to eat out more. However, if the goal is to save money, the urge to spend more money must be fought. With a little self control and planning, buying coupons online will reap large rewards.