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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Know When to Hold 'Em - Part 3

If you missed Know When to Hold 'Em Part 1 (making the most of buy 1 - get 1 FREE coupons), you can read that post HERE. If you missed Know When to Hold 'Em Part 2 (making the most of free product coupons), you can read that post HERE. Now on to Part 3.....

This week we're talking about candy coupons. Oh... they're everywhere right now! And some of them may not expire until after October 31. If you can get your hands on any that expire after 10/31.... don't use them yet!

You gotta know when to hold 'em.

In the case of candy coupons, there are four times of the year when you can usually use your holiday candy coupons to score free candy: after Halloween, after Christmas, after Valentine's Day, and after Easter. The candy manufacturers put out coupons for money off candy in hopes that you'll use them before each holiday. But sometimes they're kind enough to make the expiration date AFTER the holiday. When the stores put the candy on sale... usually for more than 1/2 off... the coupons are still good!

I'm sure that if you can get some Hershey's kisses after Halloween, no one will be the wiser when you use them as part of your Christmas baking. Why not hold onto those great coupons (as long as they expire AFTER the holiday) and score an even better deal?

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Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Great post!

I love the idea of stacking the coups with after holiday sales. Many of the holiday candies and such are not marked with holiday wrappers. You just need a keen eye.


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Mom2fur said...

What a great idea! And I do use candy in my baking. I'm definitely going to hold onto my coupons for the better deals!
You know, some of those Kisses are orange, but if you combine them with the silver ones, they look like gold. There you go...Christmas candy at a discount.