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Monday, January 18, 2010

Do Your Coupons Expire 1/31?

Several coupons expire 1/31. Check your coupons so you don't miss out on a great deal.

As you go through your coupons to see what expire at the end of the month set them in 2 piles.

  1. Items you purchase on a regular basis and need soon.
  2. Items you would only buy if you were to add them to a sale price or a doubler, and items you don't need in the three weeks.
Coupons in pile 1:
  • prioritize them
  • separate them between this weeks shopping and next weeks shopping to control your budget.
  • If you can't use all the coupons don't worry about there will probably be more soon. Don't overspend just to use your coupons.
Coupons in pile 2:

  • Hang on to them just in case you find them on sale in the next couple of weeks.
  • When the weekly sales come out check them against your pile 2. If they expire that's okay, you don't want to buy things just because you have a coupon.
  • After they expire you can recycle them or send them to a military family. Sending them to a military family might help you from purchasing things you don't need. Military families can use them up to three months after expiration date.
This system helps me, I hope you might find it useful.

1 comment:

Money Savings In WA said...

Here's a text file of coupons that expire by 1/31.... not all coupons are listed. I just found a ton more in my unsorted pile that expire by the 31st but aren't on my list