So you see a good deal on a website, but before you jump into the car, with your coupon flag a flying note a couple of things to do first.
1)Read the Comments of the post. You can learn a lot from them. Sometimes, deals don’t work exactly as they are stated and you need to buy a product with a certain UPC # to get it to work, or hand over the coupons in a certain order for you to get the maximum savings. Sometimes deal posts are added so quickly that misinformation abounds.
2)If the deal post is merely a copy of another deal post go directly to the source. For example “Moneysavingmom.com” may post the deal, but she will say “Thanks to WIld at Wags” for this. I would go to the Wild at Wags link embedded and read the full original post to make sure I understand it completely. You’d be surprised at the extra information you will gain, and go ahead and read the comments section on that post. For example, many slickdeals posts have free shipping codes, but you wouldn’t know that, unless you go to the original website post that is linked within.
3)Be flexible, there are great deals out there, but unless its nearly free diapers, I don’t jump in the car at every turn. Try to combine deals. If I see that I can get cheap Tide at CVS, I will go and read all the other CVS deals that week and have alternative scenarios ready to go. That way if they are all out of Tide (don’t forget to get a raincheck), I still haven’t wasted a trip. So it pays to have coupons for other deals available.