How Local Coupons and Deals Can Save You Money
I must admit that my wife and I like to eat out. We probably eat out too often really and at times, we have even let it put a strain on our budget. We recently learned though, that local coupons and deals can save us a lot of money at many of our favorite restaurants.
The Best Local Deal Sites
For instance, I have signed up on the mailing lists of Groupon, Amazon Deals and Living Social. All of these companies send me emails featuring great local deals.
In the case of Groupon, I have specified that I am only interested in hearing about restaurants in the city where we live. The company is great and only sends me emails that fit that category. Now, when I see I have an email from Groupon I am anxious to open it because I know it will contain big discounts (usually 50% off) at a local restaurant.
In fact, before we go out to dinner now, my wife and I quickly check on the websites of these three companies to see if there are any local deals available to use. If there are, we can quickly buy them, print the coupon and save ourselves $10 to $20 off our dinner bill! Who wouldn't love that?
More Coupon and Deal Ideas
Of course restaurants are just one way to use coupons. I know that manyhomemakershave been using local coupons in their grocery stores for years and years. While it might seem that a few cents off here or there won't add up to much, you may be surprised!
I have a cousin in another state that has made using local coupons a true art form. She determines what the minimum face value of each coupon needs to be and then takes them down to her local supermarket where she receives double (and sometimes triple) the value of the coupon. As a matter of fact, she has been so successful at this that she has turned it into a business.
For instance, let's say she has a coupon for 75 cents off a tube of toothpaste that costs $2.39. If she gets triple the value of the coupon then she gets a discount of $2.25. That tube of toothpaste now costs her only fourteen cents!
Like my cousin, I have heard stories of shoppers using local coupons and deals all over the country. These folks may end up paying $5 or $10 for a shopping cart that contains over $100 worth of merchandise! Sure, it takes time and some effort, but many people work all day and don't make $100. It is worth it!
The Value Of Local Deals
You work hard for your money. Why not get the best value every time you make a purchase? You will find that using local coupons and deals to save you money is an ideal way to do just that!