One of my money saving tips on the Rachael Ray show was to buy the number of newspapers for the number of members in your family.
The reason I recommend this is so you can maximize your savings. For our family, I’d get 4 newspapers. Then I have 4 coupons for the various products that I buy regularly. Which translates to 4 times the savings!
Here’s a simple example using canned tomaotes.
Let’s say a canned tomatoes regular retail price is $.97. A coupon for these tomatoes comes out in the paper for $.50 off 2 cans. My store doubles coupons, so the coupon really is $1 off 2 cans. With my 4 coupons from my 4 newspapers, I have the potential to save $4 on 8 cans. (Still with me???) Let’s look at the different cost possibilities in the following scenarios…using 4 coupons and buying 8 cans.
Overall cost without sale price or coupon: $7.76
Cost with coupons and regular retail sale: $3.76
Cost with coupons and sale price of $.70: $1.60
Would you rather pay $1.60 or $7.76 for 8 cans of tomatoes???
But why buy 8 cans of tomatoes??? If I did not take advantage of the coupon and sale price, then I would pay too much for the tomatoes. I buy 8 cans that will last me 2 months until the next set of coupons and sales come back around. This is called “stockpiling.” Saves you from having to pay regular price for items in between the sales cycles.
Question: “I thought the coupons say ‘limit 1’ on the coupon. Can you use more than 1 coupon for the same product in the same transaction?”
Answer: You can use as many of the same coupons on as many of the same products, in the same transaction. You can NOT use 4 coupons on 1 product. If you have 4 coupons for the same product, you have to buy 4 of that same product to be able to use the same coupons.
So, how do I get more newspapers and is it worth paying for them?
You can save 50% or more on local newspaper home delivery from Discounted Newspapers.com! Head on over there to order an extra paper or two to maximize your savings!!!
If you are going to effectively use coupons, then yes, it is worth getting extra newspapers…especially when discounted!
Coming Soon…Where to find coupons!