Why Should I Buy Coupons from a Coupon Clipping Service?
Even after all of the to-do of the Extreme Couponing craze several years ago, it’s amazing how many emails we receive on a weekly basis from new potential couponers asking what a coupon clipping service is and how one works. We thought we’d nip this one in the bud and try to provide an easy to understand and thorough explanation of exactly what a coupon clipping service is and how one can benefit you, your family and ultimately your pocketbook.
In a nutshell, a Coupon Clipping Service is a company that has clipped manufacturer and store coupons for sale, usually obtained from the Sunday Smart Source, Red Plum and Procter & Gamble coupon inserts, to its customers for a small fee. To buy coupons online, the customer visits the coupon clipping service’s website, and places the coupons they need in their shopping cart, just as they would order a product from any other on-line retailer. The customer then completes a simple check-out process, and the clipping service fills their order and ships the coupons directly to them.
Coupon Clipping Services have been around for many years, probably as long as the internet has existed. Since then, many services have cropped up all over the country, and while they may employ different methods and have varying policies, they all have one common goal – to help their customers save money on groceries and the household items their families need and use every day.
“So, why do I need a professional coupon clipper when I can just buy the Sunday newspaper and clip the coupons out myself,” you ask?
Probably the most common reason most couponers use clipping services is to buy coupons in multiples for an upcoming store sale. For example, if your grocery store is having a terrific deal on Dawn Detergent that will make it very inexpensive with a current $.50 coupon, you may need 10 or 20 of those same coupons so that you can stock up at a great price. This may allow you to stockpile a year or more worth of a product you use every day, at a very low cost, which will save you money in the long run.
It also isn’t very economical to buy 10 or 20 newspapers to obtain multiples of one $.50 clipped coupon, is it? And since many coupons vary by region of the country, the specific coupon you need may not be available in your particular newspaper or area, or may have appeared in a previous week’s newspaper you can no longer buy.
Even if you don’t plan to stockpile, you can still achieve significant savings by using a few coupons on a large majority of your weekly grocery and drug store purchases. Even if you start out on a small scale, each coupon you are able to use is money in your pocket, literally!
Of course, let’s not forget the convenience factor! We all have busy lives and other responsibilities such as little Johnny’s soccer practice, laundry, jobs, dinner, housework etc. that most times must take center stage. After all, there are only so many hours in a day, and one does have to sleep! For a small fee, usually 10% of the coupon’s face value, you can buy coupons from a coupon clipping service, allowing you to tend to your every day tasks, spend more time with your family, and still reap tremendous savings!
What should I look for when selecting a Coupon Clipping Service?
When considering any one particular service, you may want to ask yourself the following questions:
Buying coupons from a coupon clipping service can be THE secret weapon you need to free up time for the more important things in life, while allowing you to realize significant savings on the necessities your family uses every day. Why not try one out and see just how much you can put back each week to save for that new car, family vacation or your child’s college education? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!
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