5 Tips for How to Coupon for Big Savings

Tami McQueen

Tami McQueen

Looking for an easy way to save money? One of the quickest ways to accomplish this goal is with coupons. Check out these 5 tips on how to coupon for big savings:

How to Coupon - Woman grocery shopping looking at her stack of coupons.

How to Coupon Tip #1:

Ninety-two percent of Americans have used coupons in the past year. While digital coupon use continues to grow, clipping coupons is still the preferred method. With deals almost everywhere, check out this list of sources on where to find coupons that will score savings for your household.

How to Coupon - Mother and daughter clipping coupons on the sofa.

 How to Coupon Tip #2: 

Organization is a key to saving money with coupons. Whether you prefer a binder, accordion folder, or even a plastic sandwich bag to stow coupons having them at your fingertips so they are easy to find when you need them can save you lots of money.

Before heading to the store create a detailed shopping list of what you need, download digital coupons and grab your coupons – and don’t forget to use money saving apps for additional savings.

How to Coupon - Grocery list, coupons and cash.

How to Coupon Tip #3:

Join loyalty programs at your favorite stores. Along with earning points for cash back and in-store discounts, you’ll receive upcoming sales notices, in-store coupons and maybe even free stuff (like a pound of bananas or travel-sized samples of your favorite skincare line).

How to Coupon Tip #4:

Combine coupons with sales for even bigger savings – especially BOGO offers. Spend time leafing through Sunday fliers, checking App deals and websites like jillcataldo.com to discover how you can maximize your coupon savings.

How to Coupon - Mom and daughter using a mobile device to redeem coupons with a mobile app.

How to Coupon Tip #5:

Have a purpose behind clipping coupons. It could be as simple as paying down debt, using monthly savings for date night or even saving for a vacation of a lifetime. Open a Special Savings Account for the money you saved in coupons and watch your money grow!

Extra Tip! To help manage your savings and expenses, create budgets and goals in an online financial management tool like Trends which pulls data from your DuPage Credit Union Accounts and those you may have elsewhere – for a snapshot of your overall financial picture.

Do you have any tips on how to coupon for big savings? If so, please share below:

Tami McQueen

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