Extreme couponing has been all the rage for several years. It even became a successful reality TV show called extreme couponing.
Basically, it’s using coupon companies and coupon blogs to your advantage so that you can get a ton of products for very little money.
But you can actually learn how to make money couponing!
All it takes is a little bit of dedicated time and a printer. Read to get started? Read on.
Schedule Couponing Time
If you just say you’ll coupon sometime, it’ll never happen. Cut down a little on your Netflix and social media time and devote it to couponing.
Even an hour or two a week can save you up to $50 off your grocery shop. That’s like earning $25 or $50 an hour. Totally worth it!
The only way to learn how to make money couponing is to know where to find coupons.
Get into the habit of checking your grocery store bulletin boards, your local newspaper, and store flyers. You may also find coupons stuck to products or on the shelf near certain items like cereal.
There are also coupon apps and coupon websites like this site that list great coupons.
Check Facebook for a local coupon group in your area.
Organize, Organize, Organize
Coupons are no good to you if you don’t use them before they expire. Or if you can’t find them.
Use a binder with divided page protectors (like the kind you used to use to keep your hockey cards).
Add tabs to label your coupons by the expiry date or by category.
Then, when you make your grocery list, flip through your binder to see if any of the items you need have coupons.
How to Make Money Couponing
Now, here’s the part you’ve been waiting for. How to make money couponing.
First, you need to understand overage. Overage is when your coupon is higher than the cost of the item.
Each store handles overage differently. Some will take money off your receipt; others will give you a store credit. And some stores don’t honor overage.
How can you get overage, you ask?
You can make money by using two coupons together — for example, a store coupon and a manufacturer’s coupon. Or you can use a coupon on clearance or reduced item to create an overage.
For example, let’s say you have a coupon for a brand of bread. Then you see a quick-sale sticker that lowers the price of that bread to $1. But you have a $3 coupon.
You’ve just made $2 of profit.
You can also price match your items and then apply a coupon to create overages.
There you go! Step-by-step instructions on how to make money couponing. We hope this post helps you save money on your groceries and even earn money!
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