Laundry Detergent Coupons
There are certain items you buy at the grocery store that create a pretty big hit on the family budget and laundry detergent is one of them. So we need a few ideas on how to save money on this expensive item so you can have clean clothes and not bankrupt your food budget doing it. The good news is there are a number of ways to really cut down on the expense of laundry detergent without hurting the quality of what you are buying.
Coupons are always a good way to save money. Laundry products are tremendously competitive because when it comes right down to it, the differences between the products are not that big. So you can almost always find good coupons for laundry detergent in the weekly flyer that comes form your grocery store or even right on the aisle with the laundry products. Another good resource is the web page for the major laundry brands. If you make it a habit of checking the web sites of the brands of laundry detergent you like, they will very commonly have coupons you can print at home that will be honored at the store when you buy your next box of detergent.
Also, keep an eye on the sales policies of the various grocery stores in your area. Many stores run specials where they double coupons on a particular day to try to get you to the store on days where they donít get as much business. If you have a dollar off coupon on your favorite, laundry detergent and you can double that, the result is a sizeable savings that make it worth shopping on a day you might not have otherwise.
Dollar stores and discount stores are also a good place to shop for large ticket items like laundry detergent. Many times, they will carry the name brands of detergent as much as three or four dollars less than the big chain grocery stores. That alone makes it worth going out of your way to buy detergent in a discount store. But then if you use your coupon, you can bring that price down even more. You can brag about being a serious shopper if you bring off that kind of savings on a regular basis.
You can do a lot to extend your laundry soap when you get it home that will mean you will make one box last longer and so you donít buy as much. You can buy concentrated brands so you are not using as much with each load. But pay attention to whether that is really a savings or if you are paying the same price per load for a smaller box of detergent.
But you can also just cut down on how much detergent you use. The big scoops the detergent makers give you usually represent more detergent than you need. Use half as much per load and you will essentially cut the cost of detergent by 50%. That is being a smart home economist. By using all of these methods together, you can rein in the costs of this one part of your grocery budget every week.