The Basics of Couponing In Canada
Are you looking to save money on your grocery shopping? Do you want to free up some extra cash in your budget or save up for something special? If so, you’re in the right place. Here, you’ll find all the information you need to find, organize, and use coupons effectively. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below or join our Facebook Group, “Moncton Coupon Lady“. To get started, check out these useful links.
- Where To Find Coupons
To make the most of using coupons, it’s best to pick up a few every time you come across them. You can find coupons in many different places. The link above provides a helpful resource for the most common places to look for coupons. Store them in your filing system (which we’ll discuss below) until the items go on sale. That way, you can combine the coupon with a sale or clearance item to save the most money.
- How To Sort and Store Coupons
If you’re struggling to organize your coupons, it can be frustrating and overwhelming. However, don’t fret! The tips above can help you get started. Don’t be afraid to customize them to fit your preferences. The most time-consuming part of couponing is finding a filing system that works for you. Once you find one, try to file your coupons as soon as they arrive. Spending a few minutes each evening organizing them is much better than letting them pile up and having to spend hours sorting through them at the end of the month, only to discover that some of the coupons have expired.
- Coupon Lingo
Here is a list of common couponing abbreviations you will see in our posts, articles, and weekly deals: WYB (when you buy), RRLF (really, really looking for), OOP (out of pocket).
- Trading Coupons
If you have coupons that you don’t need, consider trading them with others to increase your chances of getting the coupons you actually want. You can connect with like-minded individuals who are interested in trading coupons by joining our MonctonCoupon Lady Facebook group.
- SCOP – Scanning Code Of Practice
This is not related to couponing, but EVERY shopper should know about this policy. You have most likely missed out on FREE products in the past if you don’t know what SCOP is!
- Preparing For A Shopping Trip
- Using Coupons On The Proper Items
- Spotting A Fake Coupon