Why Buying Coupons Can Make Sense

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Posted on 08/31/2009

Have you joined in on the coupon craze? If you have then you probably already know you can save big bucks on just about everything in the grocery store or drug store if you’ve got the right coupons. There are plenty of other places to score coupons than your Sunday paper—including websites that are selling them in bulk. It may sound strange, but sometimes buying coupons makes a lot of sense. Here’s why.

Broader Access - Not all coupons are distributed equally. The coupons you find in the Kalamazoo Gazette are likely different than the ones in the Charlotte Observer. Buying coupons means you can have access to coupons that don’t show up in your local Sunday newspaper.

Coupons are Like Cash - Let’s say you buy a bulk batch of coupons from an eBay seller, but you only need half of them. Use the rest of the coupons to trade for ones that you want—or you could even put them back up for auction and recoup some of your investment.

No Clipping Required - Don’t want to scour the Sunday paper with your scissors in hand? Buying coupons makes sense then because you only buy the ones you want and they’re typically already clipped for you.

Shipping should be Cheap - Many times shipping on coupons is free or less than a buck or two. Just make sure you keep an eye on shipping charges because that could wipe out any potential savings that the coupons themselves will give you.

So now that you know the benefits of buying coupons, here are some coupon retailers to check out - eBay is always a good place to search for coupon auctions. There are thousands of them available. Another option is SelectCouponProgram.com. You pay a quarterly or annual membership for shipping and handling which gets you $25 worth of free coupons of your choice each month. TheCouponClippers.com bills itself as the nation’s largest online grocery coupon clipping service, offering more than a million coupons at any given time. Coupons usually cost just pennies and their inventory is great so you’ll be able to get the best deals possible on the items you want most.

By Alison Storm

Bath & Body Works - Buy your Bath & Body Works fave products online, and use coupon code 1038 to snag a free home fragrance or Signature Collection item with orders over $15! Expires 09/13/2009.

Ulta - Get gorgeous for less without having to go to the drugstore at Ulta by saving 20% on your order with coupon code 28671. Expires 09/05/2009.

* Hot deals expire quickly. This deal may no longer be valid.

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