My readers have been sending in some of their favorite money-saving tips, and I’m always happy to devote some column space to passing these tips along to you too!
New Super-Couponing Tips column: Saving on meats
“As a shopper, one of my primary concerns is saving money on meats – and by meat, I’m referring to beef, pork, and even poultry, such as chicken and turkey products. Per-pound pricing…”
New Super-Couponing Tips column: Readers share tips for tougher times
“Hitting the clearance shelves is an excellent strategy, not just when the economy is unfriendly, but anytime! I find too that it can be a very satisfying and fun experience…”
New Super-Couponing Tips column: Where did the coupons go?
“For the past couple months I have noticed that there is only one insert, if even that, in the newspaper, even if the email says there will be more. I subscribe to my area newspaper”
New Super-Couponing Tips column: Coupon expiration and competitors’ coupons
“Speaking specifically about manufacturer coupons, these coupons do have the expiration date encoded within the barcode on the coupon itself. When the coupon is scanned…”
New Super-Couponing Tips column: What is the “new normal” price?
“Then I started thinking about how much gas costs, and how the price of moving goods with trucks has gone up, and how that gets passed on to shoppers. It’s just a storm…”
New Super-Couponing Tips column: What happens to the tax?
When a grocery item is returned to the store, how much of the product’s purchase price will you receive? What happens to the sales tax originally paid on it? What if a coupon was used…
New Super-Couponing Tips column: Protecting yourself against digital coupon issues
“While electronic coupon offers are typically pretty reliable, it is extremely frustrating when they do not work as intended. What can shoppers do when a digital coupon is not applied…”
New Super-Couponing Tips column: Readers confounded by digital coupon issues
“Coupons did not appear on my list after I downloaded them. I would try to download the coupons a second time and received the following notice: “Email offer has already been added…,”
New Super-Couponing Tips column: Answering reader questions about couponing
“It’s always a good idea to know benchmark prices for the items you buy most often. Prices do fluctuate — especially when there are supply chain issues or manufacturing cost increases…”
New Super-Couponing Tips column: Tips for those new or returning to couponing
“With the economy, inflation and supply chain issues creating a perfect storm of budget strain, many people are re-evaluating their budgets and finances. We always want to pay the best…”
New Super-Couponing Tips column: Starting over with couponing
“I need to get into couponing. I can’t believe how much things cost at the store now. Every time I go to shop, I feel as though things go up a few cents more. I have been reading…”
New Super-Couponing Tips column: Cutting the cord (or at least, twisting it up)
“During the past few weeks, I’ve delved into some other areas of money-saving for households and families. While I always will be devoted to focusing on groceries and coupons…”
New Super-Couponing Tips column: What if no coupons are available?
“The pandemic changed a lot of things in our retail landscape, especially with regard to promotions. In the past, many of us recognized there were patterns to when coupons…”
New Super-Couponing Tips column: Use the ad gap to beat increases
“Similar to many of my shopping strategies, this one was born out of a real-life experience. I noticed the price of eggs was going up rapidly. With avian flu in the news…”
New Super-Couponing Tips column: Trimming down subscriptions
“With rising prices on everything from gas to food and cars, many people are looking to prune unnecessary expenses from their household budgets to get a handle on spending…”
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