As you’re looking at your budget for 2013, are you looking at ways to watch your spending and cut your expenses? One of the easiest ways for beginners to save coupons and smart shopping is to start out saving on health and beauty products. While these items may a big part of your current budget, here’s a few ways to save on these items your family uses daily.
Play the Drugstore Games
If you’re near a major drugstore like Rite Aid, Walgreens or CVS you’ll definitely want to do some shopping there if you don’t already. While I used to think drugstores were more expensive, with their great promotions and reward programs you can score many items like lotions, shampoos, and more for for free or very, very cheap even with minimal couponing experience.
BOGO, or buy one get one sales are a common promotion for health and beauty products and a great way to save big on these toiletry items! Not only can you score a second one on sale or free, but many retailers let you use coupons on the full price item AND the free one which means even more savings!
Did you know that at many retailers you can use store coupons AND manufacturer coupon on the same item? This is a great way to “double dip” and score maximize your savings. It’s also how extreme couponers score major savings at the checkout.
Quality Can Count
For items that are reusable, often paying a bit more for quality can well be worth the investment. Whether it’s a quality hair straightener or a straight razor, shop around for the right quality item and take great care of it. You’ll get your money’s worth out of your investment!
Find a great sale or score free shampoo or lotion? Then it’s time to stock up! Most toiletry items aren’t perishable or if they are they have long expiration dates. When you can get them for free (or very, very cheap) stock up big time and then you’ll have enough to get buy until you can score a major deal next time.