One problem with getting a great deal on a coupon is that people feel the need to rush out and use that coupon immediately. The problem as most coupon savvy shoppers already tend to have a stockpile of the things they use most often. So if you already have eight boxes of your family’s favorite crackers in the cupboard, do you really need to go out and immediately use that new coupon to go buy another 10?
The answer is no, unless your family goes through eight boxes in a week. Check the expiry date, and then save that coupon and wait until your family is down to the last two boxes. And then use the coupon to stockpile up another 10. not only are use eating pantry space, but you are saving money because you don’t need to buy those items immediately.
The good thing about coupons is that most coupons tend to be good for a lease six months but most often at least a year from when they are first issued. So you don’t need to hurry and use that coupon that week.
This is a specially important on things that don’t have an eternal shelf life. This includes things like crackers, cereal, frozen meats, and anything that tends to have an expiry date.
Another good thing about this is that you will prevent those impulse bulk buys with a brand-new coupon. So file it away with either the related coupons (in this case with other cracker and snack coupons) or file it by month with all the other coupons expire in that particular month, that way you do not have to worry about your killer coupon going to waste by expiring before you use it.