Coupon Scams

One area that all people who decide to use coupons need to take special care about are coupon scams. There are a wide variety of them that will attempt to seperate you from your hard earned money. Taking care and becomming aware of the different types of coupon scams that exist will help you avoid…

Why Do Coupons Expire?

A decade ago, coupons frequently had a “shelf life” of six months or more. The same coupon today will likely expire in six weeks or less. Why? As with most issues, things are more complicated than they seem. All of the reasons revolve around the need to convince the consumer to purchase the product. NOW.…

History Of Grocery Coupons

1894: The year that coupons were born. After purchasing the formula for Coca-Cola for $2,300, Asa Candler creates and distributes hand written tickets for a free glass of his new fountain drink. 1895: The year the first grocery coupon is born. C.W. Post creates and distributes a one-cent coupon for his new health cereal, Grape…

Grocery Coupon Facts

In 2003, 77% of people reported that they have used coupons when shopping, saving an average of 11.5% on their grocery bills. In 2003, manufacturers offered more than $250 billion in coupon savings. The average face value of manufacturer’s coupons offered to consumers increased 4.9% to $.85 — more than double the pace of the…

Understanding Sale Items

Grocery store sale items are a shopper’s best friend and where you can significantly cut your grocery shopping costs. It’s important to know, however, that all sale items are not created equally although the grocery store would like you to believe so. In fact, there can be a huge difference in the amount you save…

Store Selling Tactics

Before we get into ways of utilizing coupons to save money, it helps to understand the way that stores sell the products and entice you to spend more than you really want. By taking the time to understand the different ways grocery stores encourage you to spend money, you can combat their strategies and spend…

Store Tactics & Facts

Grocery stores utilize a number of tactics to try and make you spend more money than you want to. By understanding these tactics, you can take measures to make sure that you don’t fall for them and spend your hard earned money on things you really don’t need or want. Store Selling Tactics Having Groceries…

Men Don’t Buy Tampons

Keeping costs down, and staying within a budget, can be overtaken by events (OBE) fairly easily. Even with the best intentions, things happen. When I was newly married, maybe 6 months into this adventure, I kept us on a very tight budget. It wasn’t easy, we were both post-grad, and while others were taking copious…

Missing Store Products

One of the biggest frustrations consumers experience is not being able to find the products they want in their favorite supermarket. How many of us have found ourselves digging through the ice cream section looking for that discontinued flavor or even the item we purchased last week? Add a fantastic coupon or even a voucher…