Do you use Coupons?Saving for Disney can be made easy with coupons. Would you like to have $1,800 saved up for your next vacation? How about $3,600. I'm not talking about some wild couponing like you see on TV. All you need to get started is a computer and a printer. Follow these 5 Easy Tips and you can get started today!
Print Coupons Daily
The myth of online coupons is that you can always find the ones you are looking for without any searching. That is just plain wrong. Many of the grocery coupons have a limited number available and can run out within a single day. For that reason, you need to check daily. To help you remember, we will be tweeting coupons from @DisneyMMF, providing updates to our e-mail list, and summarizing them on our Coupons Page.
Limit Of 2
Did you know you can print coupons twice from the same computer? After you print your coupons for the day, go back into our link and repeat the process again. Once you print a single coupon twice in one day, you will see a message that stating you've reached your limit. Do you have another computer or laptop in your house or at work? You can print 2 more coupons as long as you are using a different computer. I've printed some coupons 6 times in a single day by using 3 different PCs.
Do yourself a favor and get organized. Get yourself a manila folder and an envelope. Place your printed sheets in the manila folder daily. Each week, cut out the coupons and organize them in your envelope. We like to group them by product, then by expiration date.
While you are grocery shopping be sure to have your envelope ready so you can easily pull out the ones you are using before you get to the checkout counter. Nothing hurts more than getting home and realizing you missed out on using a coupon. Trust me, I've felt this pain.
Know Your Store's Policy
Most grocery stores double or triple the face value of coupons up to $1.00. This means, a coupon for $.75 off Cheerios is better than one for $1.00 since the store will double it providing you a savings of $1.50. Some big box stores, like Walmart, do not double coupons so it is important to take this into account when shopping.
Deposit The Savings
Now that you've gone grocery shopping and saved your $50 with coupons for the week, how do you get that money into your Mouse Money Fund? This is the most important step and requires discipline. When you get home, deposit the amount you saved from coupons into a separate savings account specifically designated for your Disney Savings. This is the only way for you to see the benefits of coupon clipping.
Here is a chart showing how printing coupons daily can add up to help you pay for your vacation. If $10 a day is too much for you to start, then try $5. Either way, you will love the results when you are walking around The New Fantasyland with your family.