So you want to start couponing? Couponing is a great way to save for a Disney vacation and save money out of pocket too. This is Day 6 of 7 ways to save for your Disney Vacation!
Read back to Day 1: Buy Discounted Disney Gift Cards
Read back to Day 2: Apps & Tips to Earn
Read back to Day 3: Ultimate Swagbucks Guide
Read back to Day 4: Get Organized & Sell Unwanted Items
Read back to Day 5: 5 Money Tricks
Learn couponing basics and what stockpiling is now.
Set Aside Time to Coupon
Couponing does take effort, and a small time commitment. Prior to visiting the grocery store, take 10 minutes on Ibotta browsing for offers. Set a night to check Swagbucks for printable coupons (they reset on the first of each month, limit 2 prints per coupon). If you already buy the Sunday paper weekly, set aside time to clip coupons and browse sales ads for matchups (coupon + a sale). With minimal time, you can be on your way to couponing.
Where do I find Coupons?
- Sunday Paper
- Print coupons through Swagbucks (get points for printing AND redeeming)
- Your local Library may have a coupon exchange
- Coupons on products in-store
- Free samples often come with coupons
- Sign up for emails for brands you use
Digital Apps are now where it’s At! Learn more about Apps & Tips to Earn now.
If you decide to use paper and/or printable coupons, find a way to organize them! An expandable (accordion) coupon holder is a small and simple way to go. Even an envelope will work for those just starting out.
What is Coupon Stacking?
I love to stack my savings. Target is a great place to stack your savings, with printable coupons, Cartwheel offers and cash back apps (ibotta). I also love stacking sales with coupons and ibotta at multiple other stores. Look at weekly flyers for deals that interest you, and then search a coupon database to see if you can save further! Another awesome way to stack savings is with Swagbucks & ibotta – print coupons through Swagbucks, look for matching ibotta rebates and not only will you save money on your purchase you will get SB for printing & redeeming coupons, plus an ibotta rebate cash back!
Know your coupon policies for stores you shop often and want to coupon at. This will tell you what coupon stacking is allowed and more. Also, learn if your store offers overage, such as Walmart, then turn purchases into simple money makers just for having a coupon at a higher value than the item is sold for.
What is Stockpiling?
Stockpiling is not necessary buying an item when you need it, but when it is the lowest price available. This way you are stocking up on items you know you will use and not having to pay full price when you run out. A great example of items to do this with are toothpaste, bath tissue and anything else you use on a regular basis. Start noticing what and when you use items to know how often and how many to buy. Sale cycles usually rotate 3-4 times a year, therefore consider stocking up on Pasta (and more) at its lowest price and have enough on hand for 3-4 months until next sales cycle.
Stockpiling with Amazon
Over on the blog we post Amazon deals constantly. Be sure to keep up with all the Amazon deals over HERE. Recent deals include those for snacks, bath tissue and more useful items to allow you to stock up on essentials, stock your pantry and more. By buying items at the lowest prices you can start a stockpile, and not have to buy at a higher price when the item is gone.
Keep up with all our latest Amazon DEALS.