It’s time to “Ask Chrystie” and have one of your couponing questions answered. This week’s question is:
“Hi Chrystie, I would love to start couponing, but it seems so confusing. Do you have any tips to getting started?”
Great question! The first thing you are going to want to do once you decide to start couponing is get your hands on some coupons! The more coupons you have…the more deals you can do. Start buying the weekend paper, start printing coupons, and start picking up coupons in the grocery store and gas station.
The next thing you are going to do is start matching up your coupons with sale items at the grocery, department and drug stores. Remember, the BEST time to use a coupon is when an item is on sale. I never want to see you buy an item just because you have a coupon for it! You should wait until that item comes on sale and THEN use the coupon! Double the savings!
The last tip is to start small. Now you may want to go out and do a big shopping trip like you see on Extreme Couponing, but my recommendation is to start by using a few coupons and then work your way up to a big shopping trip.