Tips for using grocery store coupons
Every Sunday I go through the coupons and cut anything I think I may use. I have a little coupon organizer to file all the coupons. This organizer is small enough to fit in my purse, but large enough to hold many coupons. I think I got mine at Target.
Before I go to the grocery store, I make a list of needed items and go through my coupons to see if I have any that could be applied. If I do I put those coupons at the front of the section for easy retrieval and reference when at the grocery store. Then I’ll quickly flip through all the coupons and see if there was anything I left of the use or something that will fulfill a need. Next, if I have time, I will go to an online printable web site and do a coupon search for anything on my list. For groceries and household items I like to use a coupon database. I put in the product and click that I want only printable coupons to show up.
Also, at HEB, when you first walk in they have a little board with a lot of the HEB coupon deals hanging off. I scan that first to see if there is anything good. I also save a lot on their meal deals. I’ll only do that if I was really planning on getting at least one of the items anyway. The other day HEB had a coupon for buy a soup mix kit, get a free bagged salad and there was another HEB coupon for buy a salad get a free ready to cook potatoes. I thought I would try and see if I could use both and it worked. So all I did was buy a soup kit (I planned on buying some kind of soup that trip) and I got a free bag of salad (which I was going to buy anyway) and a free bag of ready to cook potatoes.