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to use those coupons instead of using them immediately
One problem with
getting a great deal on a coupon is that people feel the need
to rush out and use that coupon immediately. The problem as
most coupon savvy shoppers already tend to have a stockpile
of the things they use most often. So if you already have
eight boxes of your family's favorite crackers in the cupboard,
do you really need to go out and immediately use that new
coupon to go buy another 10?
The answer is no,
unless your family goes through eight boxes in a week. Check
the expiry date, and then save that coupon and wait until
your family is down to the last two boxes. And then use the
coupon to stockpile up another 10. not only are use eating
pantry space, but you are saving money because you don't need
to buy those items immediately.
The good thing
about coupons is that most coupons tend to be good for a lease
six months but most often at least a year from when they are
first issued. So you don't need to hurry and use that coupon
This is a specially
important on things that don't have an eternal shelf life.
This includes things like crackers, cereal, frozen meats,
and anything that tends to have an expiry date.
Another good thing
about this is that you will prevent those impulse bulk buys
with a brand-new coupon. So file it away with either the related
coupons (in this case with other cracker and snack coupons)
or file it by month with all the other coupons expire in that
particular month, that way you do not have to worry about
your killer coupon going to waste by expiring before you use