Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Couponing Tip - Know your prices!

It is very important when you are on a budget, trying to buy items on sale and trying to save some money to keep a price list.  If you know the prices of the items you frequently buy, you are ahead of the game!  It is a good idea to start a price list.  You can choose a book/journal or a simple piece of paper. :)  On your price list, list items that you frequently buy and list the price you pay for them.  For example, I like Charmin Ultra Toilet paper.  I know that Kroger sells a 12 Big Roll Pack for $6.99.  However, with a coupon and a sale I got the same product at Meijer for $4.99.  The point of your price list is to know if the sale/coupon you are using is really getting you a deal!  It can really make a difference!  Another example is Similac liquid baby formula.  I can buy a liquid container at Target for over $5, at Kroger for $4 and at Meijer for $3.  (I rounded those prices).   All stores have their price points!  Use your price list to know if you are getting a good deal and if its time to stockpile that item!

Happy Couponing!