When to Use Your FREE Product Coupons
Everyone loves FREE product coupons. Finding a coupon that will get you a product completely free, no strings attached, is like finding gold for a couponer.
Here’s a little secret: when you find a free product coupon, don’t use it right away! That’s right, I said don’t use it…..yet! Here are three ways that you can get even more couponing excitement out of your free product coupon.
Use it on a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sale
This is my favorite way to use free product coupons. If I have a coupon for a free bottle of xyz shampoo, I will wait until they go on sale B1G1Free and get 2 FREE with my coupon! How it works: you buy 2 bottles of the shampoo, the register deducts the full price of one of the bottles, then the coupon deducts the full price of the other bottle. Your price – $0!
Use it to Get Extra Loyalty Rewards Points
If the item can be bought at a drug store then hang on to that coupon! I like to wait until the product is part of a special promotion at the store. For example, if you have a coupon for a free bottle of xyz shampoo, wait until you can earn extra loyalty rewards points at your favorite store when you buy it. Even if you use a coupon on a product, and even if the coupon makes it free, you will still earn the points that are advertised at most stores!
Walgreens Example: Buy xyz shampoo, Earn $2 ECBs. How it works: You buy the shampoo, use the coupon, pay $0, and earn $2 ECBs. Your price – Free + $2 Profit!
Use it to Save on Other Items
Many grocery stores now do special sales where you have to buy a certain number of items in order to get a lower price. For example, cereal is on sale 3 for $10, Buy 3 and save $5 instantly, final price – 3/$5. If you have a free product coupon for the cereal, this is how it would work: Buy 3 cereals for $10, use free product coupon (deducts full price before instant savings – $3.33), save $5 instantly. Your price – 3 boxes of cereal for $1.67! It would be even better if you had coupons for the other 2 boxes of cereal!
So, next time you get a Free Product coupon – make it work overtime! Don’t have any free product coupons? Read this post with tips for How to Get FREE Product Coupons From Your Favorite Brands!
*Note – beware of printable free product coupons, they are usually fake. Never use one that is sent to you as an email attachment.
Do you have another way to use free product coupons? Where do you get your free coupons?