- Coupons can save you a lot of money on regularly priced ideas. However, some products should ONLY be bought if you have a coupon.
- Jewelry and cosmetics are typically already overpriced. Search for the right coupon before making your next purchase.
- Clothing and personal hygiene products affect the way you look and smell. Try to buy these items at the same store and use a 20%-30% off your entire purchase coupon.
- Always shop at stores that have everyday low prices on the products you buy most often. Use coupons to compound the savings.
Sometimes coupons have a way of convincing you to buy things you don’t need. Retailers will often overprice items just to put them on sale to trick you into thinking you’re getting a deal.
But there are moments when coupons will save you from paying full-price for something you need. Never get fooled into paying more than you should for everyday items. Below are 7 items that you’ll only want to buy with a coupon.
#1: Jewelry (Accessories)
Jewelry is one of those items that is already marked up significantly. Using a coupon will at least give you peace of mind knowing that you paid a reasonable price. Try buying jewelry during the holidays along with a 50-60% off coupon from online apps or email subscription offers.
#2: Take Out Pizza
Almost every popular pizza retailer offers coupons via their online app. Pizza joints such as Papa John’s, Dominoes, and Pizza Hut always have online coupons (deals) that will save you several bucks per order.
Dominoes has their Mix and Match deal in which you can order two menu items for $5.99 each. Even local pizza shops will often give away a free order of breadsticks when ordering a large 2-topping pizza.
#3: Oil Changes
Car repair shops have a bad reputation for ripping their customers off. Although this is a generalization, any work performed on your vehicle can cost a pretty penny. However, an oil change never costs the auto shop what they are actually charging you. Don’t schedule an oil change until you find a suitable coupon.
#4: Household Items
Household products can be surprisingly expensive once you add everything up. Purchasing silverware, pots and pans, cooking utensils, and home decor doesn’t have to break the bank. Bed, Bath, and Beyond is always giving out free coupons to help you save 30% off your entire purchase or $20 on a single item.
Clothes are one of those items that lose value as soon as the season or trend ends. You can find great deals at department stores especially when the seasons change. Most clothing coupons can save you 15% to 30% in-store, but the real savings come from shopping online.
Sign-up to receive discounts through email and visit retailers’ websites to discover more coupons. Kohl’s is notorious for sending out coupons via email.
#6: Cosmetics and Beauty Supplies
Makeup and other beauty supplies are very similar to jewelry in that they are marked up way too high. Make sure you have a coupon or two before you shop for some new lipstick or lotion. Places such as Walgreens and CVS will offer digital coupons that can be downloaded from their website.
Again, check RetailMeNot for discounts on specific brands. You may just get lucky.
#7: Personal Hygiene Products
Items such as toothpaste, deodorant, and shampoo can get expensive if you want a higher quality product. It’s typically not a good idea to go cheap on products that affect the way you look and smell.
Because these items are often used together, you can save some additional cash by purchasing them at the same time. Bundle discounts along with simple $0.50 to $2 coupons can really go a long way,