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Old Age Frugality – How can senior Australians save more?

Australia is is getting ridiculously more expensive and to provide for their children, a lot of Aussie seniors have to resort to the use of catalogues specials, discount coupons and senior discounts. If you are over 55 and looking to save money on your monthly expenses, you might find this post useful.

Most catalogues come out on Tuesdays in NT suburbs but the good news is that you aren’t required to spend entire Wednesday going through a heap of catalogue because there are plenty of blogs and websites that sort and list useful coupons from retail stores such as Woolworths, Coles and Aldi.

If you are planning to organize your own coupons, you can order a coupon organizer and start storing your coupons in your new organizer. You are not going to use every coupon that gets delivered in your mailbox. I go through important ones every 3-4 days and save the clipping to folder. Don’t forget the online coupon sites can help a lot in staying up to date so you don’t really need to spend a lot of time re-inventing the wheel.

There are lots of ways to keep your vouchers in order. Some bargain hunting shoppers manage a coupon database. Whirlpool Forum recommends the small coupon books that you can find at local Reject Shop for $2 or under.

Most people reading this article would agree that coupons usually only come in two different ways. You either clip them from print sources (catalogues/newspapers/ mailbox/grocery dockets) or from online deal forums. You should keep adding coupons from these sources to your personal coupon binder. For online sites, you should also subscribe to newsletters to stay up to date.

As a consumer, using a coupon in-store is when things get a bit uncomfortable. There should not be any hesitation in redeeming coupons. Before you set foot into the store, you should make sure that you have your shopping list and all of the coupons you are planning to use. You should also bring your Fly Buys or Everyday Rewards card for any additional savings.

Finding the best coupons for specific products is fairly simple, however, getting higher discounts can be a little challenging. For an example, If you were planning to buy a new coffee machine from DealsDirect, you may be able to find a generic coupon codes but not the one applicable to your purchase.