What Personality Does it Take to Be a Coupon Guru?
You might be wondering if you have the personality type to become a successful coupon shopper. The truth is, anyone can be a successful coupon shopper as long as you understand your personality type and craft a shopping trip around your individual traits and habits.
There are usually 2 types of coupon shoppers. The 1st is the newbie coupon shopper who is just learning how to use coupons and doesn’t quite understand the intricacies of being successful at the grocery store. The 2nd type of shopper, is the expert shopper. These people walk into the grocery store with a clear plan and vision and attack the store with great vigor. They don’t deviate from their list and generally they know all the products they are going to purchase before they even walk into the store and have grocery coupons to pair with the store discounts.
One of the best tips for the newbie coupon shopper is to plan your weekly meals around the protein that is on sale for that week. Usually, your grocery store will have a different protein on the front page of their circular each week and this protein will usually be at an excellent value. You have a couple of choices: you can either use the protein that’s on sale in all of your meals for the week (which can get kind of boring), or you can purchase enough of the discounted protein and freezer wrap it when you get home so that you can use it over the next 1 to 6 months.
Our family prefers to do the 2nd method as we don’t like to eat the same protein every day for a week. We have found the best way to keep our meets fresh is by utilizing a vacuum seal product which you can find at your local variety store. Sometimes, we will even pre-marinate our meats before we freeze them so all we have to do is take them out of the freezer, defrost them, and grill them up.