Does Couponing Really Save You Money?

But people are also printing coupons online, entering coupon codes during an online checkout, and using mobile offers and apps to save.

In three studies, they found that “coupons for premium-priced products can actually make consumers spend more money than they would have spent in the absence of coupons.”

Is couponing really worth it?

After all, most coupons don’t usually have a face value of more than $1 and, quite often, they’re worth far less. But done properly, couponing can save you thousands of dollars every year. Here’s how to get the most out of your couponing efforts so you can save big in 2018.

How can I save a lot of money with coupons?

Here are five couponing tips I’ve come to rely on.

  • Don’t clip every coupon you see.
  • Keep your coupons in a convenient location.
  • Combine coupons with sales for even bigger savings.
  • Go digital.
  • Join your grocery store’s loyalty program.

What stores allow extreme couponing?

Well here’s a list of 10 of the top stores out there that allow you to stack coupons.

  1. Target. From their website:
  2. Publix. Publix has a fairly simple coupon stacking policy.
  3. Whole Foods. Their coupon policy states:
  4. Dollar General. Per Dollar General’s website:
  5. Family Dollar. Their website says:
  6. CVS.
  7. Rite Aid.
  8. Walgreens.

Do stores lose money on coupons?

You’ll be happy to know that your store doesn’t lose a dime when you use coupons. In fact, they make more money when you use coupons to save. In one of my coupon classes recently, someone asked me if the store still makes money when a shopper uses a coupon to get an item for free. Yes, it does.

Can you still do extreme couponing?

Extreme couponing is possible — but may be challenging in practice. Couponers were excited (at first) when the TLC program Extreme Couponing was aired and it motivated a lot of people to try their hand at scoring hundreds of dollars in food for next to nothing.

Are stockpile sales illegal?

And, even if you’re legally allowed to sell your stockpile, you understand the risks, and you’re 100% sure that your storage methods are safe — federal law says it’s illegal for consumers to resell items that have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission or by the manufacturer.

How can I get a lot of coupons?

Read on for several winning strategies to add to your arsenal.

  • Sign Up for Newsletters to Get Coupons.
  • Buy an Extra Paper to Get More Coupon Inserts.
  • Collect Unwanted Newspaper Coupon Inserts.
  • Have Coupons Sent to Your Cell Phone Via Apps.
  • Call Companies to Get Coupons.
  • Get Electronic Coupons.
  • Snag More Digital Coupons.

How do I get the most out of coupons?


  1. Be aware that every person will not receive the same weekly coupons in newspapers.
  2. Use your coupons at the rock bottom sales.
  3. Get the most by doubling or tripling your coupons.
  4. Get used to setting aside some time to think through and write out possible transactions.

Where do you get coupons for couponing?

Here are eleven places where you can find the coupons that will help you save extra cash on both grocery and personal products you buy every week.

  • Internet Printables.
  • Direct From the Manufacturer.
  • Sunday Newspapers.
  • Directly on Products.
  • Purchase Coupons Online.
  • Magazines.
  • Tear-pads or Blinkies.

Is extreme couponing illegal?

Some popular extreme couponing practices are unethical or illegal.

Why do stores allow extreme couponing?

Retailers do make money by turning in the coupons, but they also have to turn in the sales receipts for each transaction in order to get their monies to make sure that the coupon was used for that product. Stores will allow extreme couponing if the couponer uses them as they are INTENDED for.

Does Walmart do double coupons?

Yes! Walmart will accept printable coupons, manufacturer coupons, competitor coupons, soft drink caps, and Catalinas. However, they do not accept: Double or twice the value coupons (Some Walmart’s consider twice the value coupons competitor coupons and will accept them.)