In honor of National Coupon Month I’ve been invited to share some statistics with my readers. I have to admit I’ve started clipping coupons but I haven’t really taken the initiative to actually use them. After reading these statistics I think I’m going to have to rethink my shopping strategy.
These statistics come from the Promotion Marketing Association Coupon Council’s recent findings. Who knew such a thing existed?
*$3 billion of savings were achieved by consumers using packaged goods coupons last year.
*The typical family can easily save $1,000 annually by spending just 20 minutes a week seeking, clipping and organizing their coupons.
*89 percent of the overall population report that they have prepared a shopping list using coupons, up from 78 percent who said they did so a year ago.
Here are some clipping tips from the experts:
*Look for coupons in the Sunday newspaper, coupon books, in magazines, in your mailbox, at the grocery store shelf, on the Internet and with your cash register receipts.
*Visit manufacturers and retailers websites to download or register for coupons to be sent to you.
*Use a coupon organizer to sort coupons and keep it with you at all times (for those “unplanned” shopping trips). Use coupons with shorter expiration dates first to stock up on necessary items.
*Maximize savings by using retailer coupons during big event sales (i.e. Back-to-School, Holiday , and Seasonal).
For more information you can visit the National Coupon Month website. I hope these tips will help you save money. Do you have any money saving tips you’d like to share? Please be sure to leave them in the comments!