Why buy what you already have?

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3Impulse buys happen when you let shopping become a leisure activity. For instance, you may be at the electronic center, not really needing anything, but only waiting for your husband to meet you. Chances are, at the end of the hour, you may have succumbed to one or a couple of impulse buys. Actually, a simple thing to avoid accumulating gadgets you do not really need is to be mindful about the items you pick up. Ask yourself if you have another one that performs the same function already and analyze what is wrong with the old one that you are feeling the need to get another. It is a lot like clothes shopping. Isn’t it too easy to get a 6th black shirt even when the 5 ones are perfectly okay and exactly the same at home? When you are faced with an upgrade on gadgets, ask if it serves any higher purpose. This will better your spending, in the same way that you use grocery coupons like this SAVE 40¢ when you buy any 2 Pillsbury® Crescent Dinner Rolls (excludes Twin Pack) coupon.

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3Is your family a big fan of pasta? Use this coupon to SAVE 75¢ on any 2 Prego Italian Sauces. To stretch your savings, redeem the coupon during a sale. But do not just rely on the sale label. Before purchasing, check the price of the item and compare it with the regular cost or with the last sale price. Tracking the prices of merchandise is one good way to determine whether or not you are truly earning the best deals. Do not fall for the usual grocery strategy of adding yellow or red tags on items even though the price has not been reduced. You will be surprised, sometimes the cost of these items have even increased. Just because it is on the circular or in a bright and fancy display does not mean you are getting the best value for your dollar. It all depends on the price of the given item and you make the most of this if you adopt the habit of tracking prices of the regular items that you buy weekly. You can even use apps to help you with this and truly identify the rock bottom deals.

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The BEST time to stockpile is…

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3Please the kids and give them a nice drink after playing outside or doing their home work. You can save $1.00 when you purchase 4 Minute Maid Fruit Drink or Lemonade 59 fl oz cartons of any variety using this coupon. But if you want to stretch the value of your dollar, make sure to use the coupon during a sale. This is actually a good strategy to save up on grocery shopping in general. Shop the sales and shop them wisely. Truthfully, this is the most important aspect to creating a stockpile. Always have the coupons ready and redeem them just in time for the sales. But remember, not all deals are created equal so only stock up when the saving is exceptional. The best ones are those which allow you to combine a low price with a coupon or cash back. A good rule to follow is to consider buying in bulk when the item is at least 50% off.

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