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Getting hundreds of Dollars’ Worth of Groceries Cheap or Free Using Coupons

Updated on May 5, 2011

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Getting hundreds of Dollars’ Worth of Groceries Cheap or Free Using Coupons

Using coupons is becoming increasingly popular. Some people can go into a store, and leave the store with hundreds of dollars’ worth of groceries for free. There are actually instances where some people were owed money after a shopping trip.

This is not only becoming increasingly popular, but if the stores start to lose a profit, coupons will be made a different way. The time to take advantage of coupons is now.

Make a list of what you need and plan in advance:

When you make a list for grocery shopping, you can actually save money, because you are not to get what is not needed. After your list is created, do a Google search for that type of coupon. Make sure your printer works. Print your coupons.

Combine your coupons:

Sometimes you can get coupons that are buy one, get one free. If it is something that you use, stalk up on it. Read the fine print, and make sure there is no limit. You can get some great deals when you combine your coupons.

Know what is on sale:

Before you walk into a store, get the scoop of what is on sale. Use your coupons on these deals. You will save more money when you do this.

Establish a Budget:

Your budget will get better every time you shop. You will know what you have to spend, and spend only that amount. This is going to help you save money. Establishing a budget is one of the most important factors of using coupons and saving a considerable amount of money. If you go under the amount you set forth for, give yourself some extra points.

Use your coupons with the store discounts:

Often times, stores will discount something before it is going bad. Most stores have a section for this. If you see something in this area, and you have a coupon for it, use it. You will get some of your best deals here, and you can store the food properly, so it doesn’t go bad.

Never go shopping hungry:


Yes, this too is part of using coupons effectively. It is so easy to grab a few thousand extra bags of chips and junk food when you are hungry. It happens all of the time. If you ever went shopping hungry, you probably left wondering what you got for so much money. When you put away your groceries, you may have even noticed that you stalked up on all the wrong foods.

Read the fine print:

Make sure you read the fine print on the coupons you use. Some of them “cannot be combined with other offers”, have a limit, or an expiration date on them. Reading the fine print can help you organize a better shopping trip, and actually save you money.


Don’t give up. The more you practice the better you get. You will soon be one of those people that doesn’t pay a dime on groceries. Imagine what that can do to your budget. It may take a little work on your part. However, when you get to the point that you are not paying for your groceries, it makes every part of this effort worthwhile. You can actually say that you earned the money. It is rewarding and fun. Think of what you can do with what you were going to spend at the store. You can save it up for your next shopping trip, or put it away. Saving money is never a bad thing.


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    • sarclair profile image

      sarclair 6 years ago

      Thank you. I am glad this hub has helped you. If you can, keep us updated about how much you are able to save.

    • Jo Frank profile image

      Jo Frank 6 years ago

      Thanks for the hint...I'm seriously going to try this.

    • sarclair profile image

      sarclair 6 years ago

      You can get the coupons by getting your local newspaper. You can also do a Google Search for them, there are too many to list.

      If you want a coupon for Dawn Dish Liquid, you should Google, “coupon for Dawn Dish Liquid.”

      Browse around and look at the huge selection you are going to get. Pick the best deal. Remember, only Google coupons that you are going to use, and pick the ones that are the most valuable.

    • Jo Frank profile image

      Jo Frank 6 years ago

      Very interesting......will have to give this a try....where do you get all those coupons though?