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A few tips on bargain shopping:
1) Get a purse-sized organizer for your coupons. Know what coupons you have on hand and when they expire. I usually use them in combination with a sale.
2) Sometimes buying the bigger package is a good value, but not always. I check the unit prices to see which deal is better. I figured out that the smaller box of dishwasher tabs were the better deal this time. I got 150 tabs for $18.00.
For those that like the mathematics of a deal: My dishwasher tabs were on sale for 4.99/box of 25, or 18.99/tub of 90. The smaller package gave me a 0.19 cent unit price, the larger tub gave 0.21 cent unit price. So you may ask "What's the big deal on two cents difference?" When you calculate the unit price after $2 coupons: 2.99/25 = 0.12 cents as opposed to 16.99/90 =0.19 cents.
3)Check receipts, some stores offer discounts on future purchases. It may require you to call a 1-800 number for a validation code, but it can be worth the few minutes you will spend.
4)Don't be embarrased to use coupons, and let friends and family know you love them too. I wouldn't have had the $5.00 gift card if my co-worker hadn't passed the store coupon along to me.
5)Sign up for newsletters from sites that will alert you to free samples or discount coupons. I use two sites that email me updates and newsletters. I just delete the ones I'm not interested in, or forward to a friend. Using this free service I have a coupon for a FREE tub of ASANA yogurt on it's way. (This ASANA offer is closed now though.) My deal for today? Purex laundry detergent is offering a free sample. I saw it on a commercial this morning and have requested my sample at the picture link below.
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