Question #5: Aren't "40 Cents Off 2" Coupons Useless?
There will be 152 coupons in this Sunday's paper and only 15 of them have a value of less than $1 AND require the purchase of 2 or more items. (105 of them have a value of $1 or more, and 103 of them are off only 1 item.)
On the surface, a coupon for "40 cents off 2" may seem completely lame, but don't throw it in the recycle bin just yet. Check out these scenarios:
Example: Let's say Pillsbury Breadsticks cost $2.99. If I use a "40 cents off 2" coupon, then I need to spend $5.98 to buy two. My local stores double, so I would save 80 cents, for a total of $5.18 (or $2.59 each) for a 13% savings. Nothing to write home about.
Today I walked into Kroger and they had Pillsbury Breadsticks on sale: 4 for $5 (or $1.25 each). I bought 2 for a total of $2.50. My doubled coupon gave me 80 cents off for a total of $1.70 (or 85 cents each) for a 72% savings. Awesome!
The moral of the story: Keep ALL coupons because you never know!
My Cheap Deal of the Day: Pillsbury Breadsticks - 85 cents at Kroger! This deal is valid through 8/14/11 and uses a printable coupon! Head over to coupons.com today to print out 2 copies!