Are you one of the extreme coupon people? You know the ones that will get $500 worth of goods for $40? Well, I'm not but that doesn't mean that I don't like to save a buck here and there. Here's my latest “good financial tip” for you regarding coupons. Enjoy!
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This is Jeff Rose, Good Financial Cents, with another great and helpful good financial tip for you. I actually can't take credit for this tip because it is something that my wife introduced to me.
A little quick back story about myself; I am weird when it comes to coupons, or at least I was as in past tense. The thing about coupons, I always just felt weird, I felt cheap, I just never really utilized it. Introducing my wife who is the queen at finding coupons for everything whether we're going to a store, buying something online, she can always find a coupon. We're not just talking $5 off coupons or buy one cheeseburger, get the second one free, which is still a very good coupon by the way. No, we're talking about save 10%, save 20%, save 30%, just save a lot of money, and it's so simple.
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So my good financial tip for you is that before you embark and actually go and buy something, go online and do a quick search for that store or that product and see if you can find a coupon. Just recently I was actually having to buy something online and before I pressed the buy now or purchase button, I thought you know what, let me just go ahead and do a quick little search to see what's out there.
The first search I found a 15% off coupon. It literally took me all of 45 seconds to find it. I thought you know what, let me just do another quick search and make sure there is not another coupon out there, and sure enough I found one for 30% off. I think the item I was going to buy was roughly about $100 or so. By spending an extra 2-2-1/2 minutes and copying and pasting the coupon code into the coupon box on the site that I was ordering on, I saved $30, just like that. That was the easiest $30 that I saved just because I went and Googled for that coupon.
That is my good financial tip for you. If you're getting ready to make a quick purchase, take a minute or two and do a search for a coupon. I promise you that most likely you're going to save a quick buck. This is Jeff Rose, Good Financial Cents, with another great and helpful good financial tip for you.