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Coupon Myths: Busted {Part 1}

Posted By Alyssa Francis On May 25, 2009 @ 1:51 pm In Coupon Myths,Coupon Tips | 18 Comments

No doubt about it, couponing is rapidly gaining in popularity.  I now see others regularly using coupons while shopping.  Even just one year ago, this was a rare sight to see.

But there are still skeptics out there.  You know the ones.  Heck, I used to be one!

“Coupons aren’t worth the time… they make you spend more… I can’t keep them organized”… etc, etc

I have heard such statements time and time again.  If I had a nickel…

It is not easy to convince a coupon skeptic to start couponing.  Short of physically taking them shopping, there is not much you can do to convert them.

Allow me to attempt to dispell some coupon myths, one by one.  In this first installment, I am addressing this common misconception:
“There are never coupons for things I actually buy!”

Really?  Gosh, I hope that’s not true… afterall, there are always coupons for toothpaste and deodorant, right?

So, I have compiled a list of products you can always find coupons for:

Health/Beauty
dental products (toothpastes, brushes, floss, mouthrinse)
makeup (most major drugstore brands)
hair care products (shampoo, conditioner, styling aides, dye)
body lotion/wash
deodorant
soap
skincare products (facial wash, lotions, anti-aging, etc)
sunscreen
self-tanner
razors
shaving gel/cream
vitamins
over the counter medications
feminine products

Household Items

paper goods
laundry detergent
cleaning products
trash bags
air freshener
ziploc bags
foil
Food
soup
baking products
cereal
snack items
frozen pizza
frozen veggies
frozen convenience foods
chocolate/gum
yogurt
coffee
pet food/treats

Baby
diapers/wipes
pull-ups
lotions, soaps, wash
formula

The coupons for items above can be found in Sunday newspaper inserts [1].  Free online coupons [2] are also plentiful for most major brands.  Sometimes coupons are seasonal, so you won’t see them year round, but they are out there!

Also contrary to popular belief, not all food coupons are for junk food.  There are frequent coupons available for organic products.  One great resource for organic coupons is Mambo Sprouts.  Sign up for their coupons by mail or print them online.

Feel free to share this post with the coupon skeptic in your life.  In the next installment of my Coupon Myths series, I will address the belief that coupons cause you to buy things you would not normally buy.

What coupon myths have you heard?


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