The Importance of getting multiple newspapers each week…
When I teach classes throughout the community, I always highlight the importance of purchasing (or obtaining) multiple papers. Brand new couponers give me a very confused or dazed look. And I completely understand! An average person (non-couponer) thinks of the paper as their source of news, so WHY would you buy 4 papers? We’re not going to read 4 papers…. And, that being said, I rarely read even one anymore. The news seems to come a lot quicker online, and I have found it can be very depressing for the most part. However, as a COUPONER, I want to get my hands on as many as I can!
1) BOGO SALES – when there is a buy one get one free deal, you can use a coupon on BOTH items (at most stores), so you always need at least TWO papers. If you only have 1 newspaper, you are not maximizing your savings on those types of sales. If you are a family, think about getting FOUR papers. If you’re an even larger family, maybe more. Just keep in mind you always want an EVEN number for the BOGO sales.
2) STOCKPILING – when I say stockpiling, I do not mean purchasing 80 candy bars, 100 toothpastes, and 35 toothbrushes. Although if you are getting 80 candy bars, it’s probably a good idea to stock up on the toothpaste/toothbrushes too! When I say stockpiling, I mean buying enough for your family (this will vary greatly from household to household) to last you until the next sale. Keep in mind that sales go in cycles so the sale will come around again. No need to clear all the shelves in your town. If you are stockpiling for a family of 4, one or two papers will probably not do. Even if there are just 2 of you in the home, will 2 cans of soup last you for a month? Probably not. The more papers, the more freebies & deals you can get your hands on.
3) Overage Let’s say for every toothbrush you grab you’re making .50 (plus the $1.50 toothbrush is free). If you have 4 papers, you just received 4 free toothbrushes and you made $2 profit. Let’s do the math. 4 free toothbruses x $1.50 = $6 + MAKE $2 overage. Because you had 4 papers you saved $8 – That’s just one measly coupon in the paper. What about all the others your using!?!?!? To take it a step further, you just paid for your papers.
4) Giving Back Whether you receive one paper or ten papers, remember that couponing is a great way to give back to the community. Friends & family in need, food pantries, women’s shelters, pet shelters, neighbors, and our troops. Don’t forget about those tax deductions!
Don’t forget to RECYCLE those papers! Did you know that there are bins at schools, churches, and other organizations that provide cash for papers? So-after giving back to the community with all your FREEBIES, you can help out a local group by simply dropping your papers in their recycle bin.
If you’re in the ORLANDO AREA, you can grab a GREAT DEAL on up to FOUR papers each and every Sunday, delivered to your door. Call the Simple Truth Foundation TODAY to find out how: