Number one frugal shopping rule:
Buy when the product is at its rock-bottom sale/clearance price, match-up coupons, and stock-up. This will save you tons of money.
Don’t buy something just because it is on sale. First, ask yourself: Is it a good sale? Do I need it today? Do I have a coupon? Will it be discounted further soon? All good questions to ponder.
Every month, you will learn to recognize what items are at their ‘rock-bottom price’. About every 6-weeks items go on sale again. Once or twice a year, it hits a rock-bottom price…ding, ding, ding.
For the hardcore frugalist, this is a time to ‘stock-up’ and maximize on those saving.
For a recent example; after Valentines Day, candy/gifts are on sale. Match-up your coupons with the clearance candy and buy enough to last 6 months or more. What do you do with it? Freeze it. Then, when you NEED candy, you have it and you have it a lot cheaper than you would if you had to buy it at that moment. See what I mean? This shopping method can be applied to any item.
Obviously, if you are stocking up on shampoo or other essential non-perishable goods, you can store it in your stockpile or designated stock area. For self-care items, I usually watch when certain products I use go on clearance, I have a coupons for it, then stock up; if it is say, less than a dollar.
Furthermore, pay attention to your shopping habits. Pay attention to where you could be saving money in your budget. Pay attention to sales, circulars ads and stores in general. When you begin to have a conscience eye on how the stores sell and product cycles, you will then learn the ways of extreme savings.
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This little girl is my littlest best friend. My little dear’s name is Gracious, we call her Gracie. After having her, is when I decided to take this route and actually start ‘being’ a decent mom, be a good and fun one at the same time. Have something of worth to share with my offspring. I love sharing how to budget and save with my little ones. They get it too. They love it and it will be a great jumpstart to implement as they grow older and develop spending habits. I hope to teach my little people the value of a dollar. It took me, hmmm, a while to get it. I hope they learn sooner.
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Coupon blogs are not just boring mommy blogs anymore, they are money makers and gold mines. No wonder there is a million of them out there!
In this study, linked below, most people who coupon are finding the deals and coupons on blogs. Yup, not the newspaper, not ads-BLOGS. On these crazy coupon blogs. That is a lucrative deal.
Companies and marketing teams pay big bucks to figure out moms behavior patterns and where they find their information, that is their bread and butter and honey. They want to know this stuff because moms are their biggest purchasers. Moms typically do the household shopping.
Wal-Mart, Safeway’s, etc. aren’t little mom and pop shops down the street. The fact that these blogs are where the moms are getting their coupon information is essential and I suspect more marketing will be put into these blogs.
Cool article talks about it more in-depth. I like seeing where the market is heading.