Coupons can save you money

Economic shock has set in around the world, and while many businesses are suffering, the coupon industry is thriving.

Coupons have been around for generations as a means for leading manufacturers to get you to try their products. Figuring that you would likely continue to buy their products. Companies would entice consumers with "cents off" coupons to sweeten the deal.

You can save money with coupons by knowing certain rules before redeeming them. Coupons are redeemable only for the face value. Don't expect the manufacturer to change the value of a coupon; it is what it is.

Check the expiration date on the coupon, some have them others do not. Don't try to push an expired coupon past the cashier or you could be in deep trouble.

People are lining up at service stations to save $2 or $3 on a tank of petrol. Most families are starting to get serious about how they spend their money. Everyone is looking for bargains and sometimes these coupons can help you get a bargain.

If you are one of the unlucky people not getting the paper publication coupons, then don't despair because they can now be found on the web.
The websites are:
www.HotDockets.com.au
www.SmartSaver.com.au
www.WhyPayFullPrice.com.au

Yes, coupons can save you money off of high priced, manufacturer items. Play the game right and you could double or triple your way to receiving items, which are free too!

Published on November 11-th, 2008 in Financial Planning
Damon Rasheed is the CEO of Rate Detective, an Australian financial service comparison sites specialising in Life Insurance, Income Protection Insurance and home loans. Damon holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Melbourne and has been involved in many start-up internet businesses.

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