Sunday, June 1, 2014

How to Save Money With Coupons

It's possible to save a lot of $$$$ with coupons even television shows have even been made about it. Everybody knows that you can save a little bit here and there using coupons but most are  unaware of just how much money you can really save with coupons?  Here are 6 EASY steps to help teach you how to save money with coupons.

  1. Rewards cards are awesome to use because they give you a big savings on sales but also there are usually incentives to being a member. Sometimes you will save money on gas at your local gas station if they have a deal with them or you can build points to save on groceries and other sales. One of our local grocery stores regularly runs specials where they sell $50 gas cards for $40 when you purchase a certain amount of groceries. You should never pass up deals like this.

  2. If you arrive at a store, and they are out of a sales item, ask for a rain check! This is one of the least utilized couponing secrets out there. Most of the larger grocery chains will offer rain checks for items that have been advertised. This will allow you to come back and purchase items at the sales price when the store receives more stock. Also, look for unadvertised specials. Many times stores will put items on sale when their stock isn't moving as they would like.

  3. Keep your coupons organized. Whether you use a coupon holder, binder or envelopes, make sure your coupons are organized and easy to find. Organize them in a way that is easiest for you to sort through. Some ideas are sorting by item type or the section of the store the item is kept in. A coupon that you can't find is a coupon you can't use and that costs you money. Stay organized!

  4. Keep your eyes peeled for "peelies"! When shopping in your local store, be on the lookout for coupons stuck to the outside of products or hanging around the necks of bottles. These are called peelies and hangtags in coupon lingo, and can save you big bucks! Also look for coupon dispensers in aisles to save even more. And don't be afraid to try a different brand if it is being heavily discounted and your normal brand isn't. Being brand loyal can cost you money.

  5. Try to stack your coupons. Sometimes stores will allow you to use both a manufacturer's coupon and a store coupon for one item. If the store allows it, this often leads to items that cost only pennies on the dollar or are at times even free. Always ask if you can stack coupons when you are at the checkout stand to save the most money.

  6. Talk to your friends or neighbors to see if you can trade coupons with them. Go over all of the coupons that you have found and ask someone else if they can trade with you. By doing this you can help each other out and save a bunch more money as well.

So there it is, when you properly understand and utilize these steps you can save a lot of money  simply from clipping those coupons from the fliers, newspapers and printing them off the Internet. Now go ahead and get to work!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Maine Printable Coupons

Portland, Maine is a beautiful city! You can easily spend quite a bit of money exploring the city and the  beautiful Maine coast. Portland Maine has so many great places to eat at and if you are a foodie that can cost you quite a bit going from restaurant to restaurant taste testing the local cuisine.

Most restaurants in Portland have special coupon deals and provide free printable coupons for their customers and guests. Printable restaurant coupons for Portland Maine can be a great commodity for the avid foodie. Portland has many tasty offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I used this site to get free printable coupons sent right to my email inbox.

If you have visited Maine before or are planning on visiting Maine in the future. One beautiful thing that Maine has is its rocky coastlines. Taking a trip up route one along the coast is an absolute must do for any new visitor to Maine. This can be quite a long trip depending on how far you decide to go but its certainly worth every penny especially in the summertime. Unfortunately this can add up in gas costs and saving money on gas is crucial. Some gas companies offer special promotions and try out new ways to market their brand to new customers. One popular method for gas companies to bring in new customers is through Free Gas Cards. Getting free gas cards to use on your vacation trips can save you a bundle on gas while your enjoying the beautiful Maine coast!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Portland Maine Coupons

Portland Maine is the biggest city in Maine and is in the county seat of Cumberland County.
Tourists visit Portland's historic Old Port district along Portland Harbor, at the mouth of the Fore River and part of Casco Bay, and the Arts District, which runs along Congress Street in the middle of the city. Portland Head Light is also located in nearby Cape Elizabeth and is the entrance to Portland Harbor.
The official city seal depicts a phoenix rising from ashes, which aligns with the city's motto, Resurgam, Latin for "I will rise again." The city of Portland, Oregon was named for Portland, Maine.

Portland hosts many internationally and renowned bars, taverns and restaurants. The downtown area have a high concentration of eating and drinking establishments, with many more to be found throughout the rest of the peninsula, outlying neighborhoods, and Portland's neighboring communities. Local lore holds that Portland Maine ranks among the top U.S. cities in restaurants and bars per capita. According to the Maine Restaurant Association, Portland is currently home to about 230 restaurants. Many of these institutions cater to niche markets, perhaps most notably the harvest of local sea cucumbers that are primarily exported to Asian markets.

Portland has developed a national reputation for the quality of its restaurants and eateries. In 2009, Portland was named the "Foodiest Small Town in America" by Bon App├ętit magazine, and was featured in the New York Times as a food destination. In 2007, Portland was nominated as one of three finalists for "Delicious Destination of the Year" at the Food Network Awards. Many local Portland, Maine chefs have gained national attention over the past few years.