Saving Money with Coupons

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I’ve been couponing every day for the past three years. In a two person household, I save between $3,000 to $3,500 each year. This makes me very happy! Thanks to couponing, I’m able to pay for my son’s baseball and summer camp.

 

I’ve learned to only buy items when they are on sale and stock-up on those items when possible.

Couponing is not hard. If you have patience, you can save money grocery shopping that you can use in other areas of your life.

 

Here are some of my couponing tips:

 

On a Computer

Register on the following websites and they will mail you coupons.

* www.brandsaver.ca

* www.websaver.ca

* www.save.ca

* www.gocoupons.ca

 

You can also print coupons from the following websites.

* www.smartsource.ca

* www.target.ca/en/coupons?lnk=gnav

* www.healthyessentials.ca (print Johnson and Johnson’s coupons, to save on items such as Tylenol, Advil, Aveeno, Splenda, and so on)

 

At Home

Coupons are delivered in a variety of local newspapers. Coupons from Redplum, Smartsource, and P&G Brandsaver. In London, coupons can often be found in The Londoner and in the London Free Press.

 

Check your weekly flyers for great deals then use your coupons to get an even better price. Watch for chances to price match. Price match means that a store will offer you the price of the product that’s advertised in a competitor’s flyer. The following are some stores that price match: Walmart, Superstore, Target, No Frills, Food Basics and Freshco.

 

At Stores

Coupon can be found throughout stores such as Freshco, No Frills, Sobey’s, Loblaws and Superstore. You can often see them near the product you are buying, at the end of aisles or near the entrance area.

 

Company Loyalty

Companies reward your loyalty by sending you coupons. All you have to do is email your favorite companies and tell them how much you like their products. For example, I email every month Johnson and Johnson’s requesting coupons. I ask them for coupons for Neutrogena, Aveeno, Tylenol, OB/Stayfree, which are some of their brands I use.

Here is their link:  https://www.ccc-consumercarecenter.com/universal-contact-us/ca-jnjcanada-ucu/www.jnjcanada.com

 

 

Why not make couponing a family activity? What a great chance for everyone to practice some reading and math skills, while saving money for a future goal.

 

Couponing takes patience. Get only the coupons you need and keep them organized. You can buy a coupon organizer at the Dollar Store which will help you to keep your coupons in order.

 

If you have any questions I can be reached at: couponscatalina@gmail.com

 

Good luck couponing! 

Submitted by: Catalina Barrios