Generally you need to purchase a minimum of 3 coupons of each type. So for example this past week I bought 10 $1/1 coupons for Skintimate shave gel. Then CVS had Skintimate on sale for $1.88. I also had a $3/$15 coupon so I ended up paying 33 cents per can of shave gel.
A good strategy I employ is to search for and buy coupons first thing on Wednesday mornings. By this point I’ve seen what’s on sale at CVS and Walgreens from the Sunday paper, and also what’s on sale at my local grocery stores so I know what coupons to try to match up with sale items. If I buy my coupons by Wednesday morning they arrive on Friday or Saturday (The Coupon Master is based in Rhode Island and I live in Virginia) and I can still take advantage of the sales for the week.
Already I know that I’ll order 4 $1/1 Maybelline Great Lash mascara coupons from The Coupon Master this week (each coupon is $.10). CVS is having a buy-one-get-one-free on this mascara so I’ll buy four coupons since you can always use two coupons on a CVS BOGO offer and I’ll just take advantage of the offer twice.
Try it for yourself. Last week I saved more than $130 on groceries and many of that came from coupons I bought from The Coupon Master. If this site doesn’t have the coupons you’re looking for you can also check out The Coupon Clippers.