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Coupons, anyone?

I scream! You scream! We all scream for COUPONS. Yea, you read it right, coupons. God’s gift to cheap skates, mom’s, and college students. What were people doing before coupons, paying full price. Woah. I used to work at a grocery store and witnessed many people save a load on their groceries by using coupons. Why don’t more students use them? Extreme couponing can take a lot of time, research, and organization. Being a college student, this might not be the best move, but we all can benefit from casual couponing. Sites like http://www.grocerycouponguide.com/ and Coupons.com are good sources for grocery coupons. Here are some tips below to help you begin the journey to extreme couponing:

1. Look for coupons online or through the mail. Search for the items you use and compare the prices.

2. Get organized. Keep coupons in a pouch or folder, and have them set aside while shopping. Be sure to keep track of the expiration dates as well.

3. Shop around. It’s best to look for the best deals at the best stores. Some places offer discounts on top of coupons, while others have strict guidelines when it comes to couponing.

4. Read carefully. Make sure you are following the guidelines of the coupon. Sometimes you have to buy two in order to use the coupon or make a separate purchase.

5. Get a card. It costs nothing to sign up for a card at your grocery chain and you can gain more savings buy using it with your purchases.

6. Write to your favorite manufacturer. They love to hear from the consumer and a lot of times will offer coupons or sample items for your feedback.

Couponing can take a lot of time and effort, but if you’d like to do a little bit of casual couponing, stay aware. Coupons are everywhere and can help you save a bundle in the long run. Remember to pay attention to expiration dates and read the instructions. You don’t want to miss out on any savings ..especially in this economy! Good luck coupon hunting!

Until next time,

Shanika Simmons – abrokestudentshandbook

About shanikasimmons

Shanika Simmons, senior at Spelman College, will be receiving her degree in Economics in May 2013. Raised in a small town, Shanika moved to Atlanta to further her education in 2008. Combining her love for economics and writing, she began her blog "A Broke Student's Handbook" in 2012. Since then, Shanika has received many opportunities to write for Global Good Network, TBA Magazine, and The AUC Network. Now Broke2Dope.com, her blog has transformed to a place where students can find money management advice, features, tips, and budget friendly fashion ideas.

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