Monday, August 16, 2010

Buying Extra Coupons to Help Increase Savings at CVS

Using manufacturer coupons while shopping at CVS is one of the top four ways to save money at CVS and get great deals:  CVS Sales, Extra Buck Deals, Manufacturer Coupons and CVS Coupons.  By combining any or all of these it will make for great budget stretching deals.  If you really want to take advantage of stockpiling you may be interested in purchasing extra coupons.

Selling coupons is illegal in the United States.  But charging a fee for your time of finding, clipping, sorting and sending manufacturer coupons to others is not.  Often there is a sale without limits that will net free, or nearly free, products if a certain manufacturer insert from a Sunday coupon insert is matched with it.  By seeing the early ads there is plenty of time to order and receive the coupons.  Even if the coupon comes out the Sunday the sale does there is still time to order and receive coupons thru the mail--and rain checks are also an option if CVS is out of stock.  Many coupon clipping services have coupons up by the Saturday before the paper comes out ready for orders.

Many people wonder if it is worth the cost.  Let's say it costs approximately 10% to 15% of the value of the coupon to get them into your hand.  So you
pay $1 to $1.50 to get $10 worth of coupons and thus $10 worth of product.  And if you have grocery stores that double coupons, your return is even higher.  Any investor would say that was a great return on your money.

Sometimes a great coupon will come out that will net me some free gum or free bar soap, for instance, for my shoe box stockpile which I will want more of than I can get in town and I will order more.I am personally familiar with two coupon clipping services that I use periodically:  My Coupon Hunter and Florida Coupon Clipping.

My Coupon Hunter has been around for quite some time but recently changed how she sells coupons.  Virginia, the owner, now sells only in sets of 5 per each type of coupon.  So the price listed beside the coupon is for five of that coupon.  She also offers free shipping on orders of $5 or more.  I have found her service to be quick and accurate.  And she answers emails within a few hours usually.

Disclosure: Links in this post may be Simply CVS affiliate partners or personal referrals.

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