Monday, February 7, 2011

Using Coupons for Non-Grocery Items

There are other uses for coupons besides on just food items. I am getting ready to start scapbooking again, after a 3 year break. I am very excited to get back into this hobby. The only problem is that it can be a very expensive hobby. It doesn't have to be though.

I love buying stickers, embellishments and paper. If I watch the paper each week Michael's craft store puts out a coupon for 40% off one item. Also they are constantly running a cycle of sales on their scrappbooking materials (other stores such as Hobby Lobby do this too.) The best thing to do if you are needing an item is try and wait for it to go on sale, most likely it will within a couple weeks. If you need it sooner check the weekly ad for a coupon or go online to the companies website, sometimes there is a coupon there you can print off. Sign up for the stores email and they will send you weekly sale information and/or coupons.

You could end up saving 50% or more on items watching for sales or using a coupon. This isn't only for craft stores, but fabric stores, furniture stores, etc. Being an informed shopper and doing your research can save you money.

This post is part of the Frugal Tuesday Tip.

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