Making the most of couponing is more than just a game of luck, it is an art. Here are some simple things you can do to save big in the long-term.

Rebate apps

There are many apps that provide new offers daily, weekly, and even monthly. By browsing through and comparing offers on different rebate apps, you can find awesome deals.

Printable coupons are a saver

Stock up on products at the lowest price, you may need multiple products. Since most sites only let you print a coupon twice, try picking up a few copies of the Sunday newspaper and clip coupons instead.

Keep in mind that not all stores will allow you to combine coupons.

Timing is key

You do not need to be a hoarder to know that stocking certain products is necessary to make the most out of your coupons. So buy adequate quantities if you can so you won’t have to pay full price when the offers are over.

Store policy

One of the best things you can do when it comes to couponing is bookmarking your favorite store’s policy just in case you have an issue or just need to refer to it.

Photocopied coupons are a no-no

Sometimes, photocopied coupons run the risk of not being accepted at checkout. Since every coupon has a unique code, you can not use copies. If you are printing them from a website, you can print, and hit back on your browser to clip it again. Some sites and apps might allow you to get two coupons per device.

What “one per purchase” means

You’ll need a coupon for every item you want to purchase – it is that simple. What this means is that twenty cans of baked beans will require twenty coupons but twenty coupons can not be put together to reduce the price of one can of baked beans.

Use sales to your benefit

Clearance sales are one of the best times to clip coupons. You can use a manufacturer coupon, store coupon, and rebate offer over items that are already discounted to save big. But, make sure to refer to the store’s coupon policy since not all stores will allow you to use coupons on discounted items.