Don’t you just love getting a free product coupon in the mail? When you have a free product coupon it seems like a no brainer the there is only one way to use it, go and get the item free, right?
Consider the following:
You pay tax on free items, so it is in your best interest to still get the product on sale so you are paying less tax.
For items you can find at CVS (beauty supplies, personal care products etc.) I save those free product coupons for using at CVS when I have a “Buy $20 save, $5”. You can receive these types of coupons from CVS when you sign up for their e-newsletter. In this case I don’t worry about the items being on sale, rather the opposite I try to get the items to then add up to the $20 and essentially I can then pick anything in the store for $5.00 for free!
If you have a free product coupon and that item is on sale at a store for Buy One Get One Free, use you free product coupon to “buy one” and let the store give you the other one free, getting BOTH ITEMS FREE (but still paying tax on both items).
I save my free product coupons and wait till the expiration date is nearing to see if some awesome sale will come like a Kroger Mega Event, Buy 10 and Save $5.00. Often I do have at least one free product coupon for the Mega Event.
At Kroger, give your Kroger shopper’s card last as they can then put the full value amount (pre-sale) on the coupon and both you and Kroger win, as you both get that amount from the Manufacturer.
You can combine a Free Product Coupon with a Target Store coupon, or at least I have done this many times.
Things to Note about Free Product Coupons
When checking out, can save the free product items to the end it will make it easier for the cashier to find the price of those items.
Make sure (especially at Target) your cashier is keying in the amount into the computer, they also should then write it on the coupon, that way they are getting back the same amount given to you.
For those of you who are asking the question “how does she get free product coupons mailed to her?”
Well there are several different ways; first I highly recommend getting a Kraft First Taste Account. This is totally free and they will send members offers in their accounts. Now not all members get offered the same thing and it is a complete mystery to me as why some of us always get the offers and others do not. You must acknowledge that you want the free product coupon and they mail it you. I also recommend getting a P & G Vocal Point Account.
Did you miss the beginning of our Extreme Couponing 101 Series if so check out these articles:
-Extreme Couponing 101- How to Shop Albertsons
-Extreme Couponing 101- How to Shop Dollar General
-Extreme Couponing 101- How to Utilize “Free” Coupons”
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