Couponing in Canada is a growing hobby, but if you’ve never tried it before, chances are you’re a little hesitant. There’s no reason to be!
To quell your concerns, we’ve listed 8 fabulous reasons why you should start couponing in our home and native land.
If you’re looking for tips on how to get started, read our How to Coupon In Canada post next.
1. New deals pop up all the time
One of the biggest myths about couponing in Canada is that there simply aren’t enough deals. Not true! Do a quick Google search and you’ll find many Canadian-based sites and blogs updated daily with awesome bargains. What about free stuff, you ask? Just check out our own Freebies section.
2. You can help the shape the future of couponing
Compared to the United States, our country’s couponing community is relatively new. Send suggestions to brands and coupon companies about what deals you’d like to see. Trust us, they take the consumer’s opinion very seriously.
3. Canadians are generous, eh?
The old stereotype is right: Canadians are unfailingly polite. Online, you’ll find forums full of fellow couponers willing to share deals and update others about the hottest coupons of the week. You can also sign up to have coupons mailed directly to you.
4. No extremists allowed
Being unable to stack coupons in Canada might seem like a bad thing, especially if you’ve noticed how many bottles of shampoo Americans can haul from the grocery store. But can you imagine if everybody was an extreme couponer? There would never be anything left for consumers to buy – not to mention many U.S. grocery stores are now restricting their coupon policies as a result of TLC’s show.
5. Variety is the spice of life (and your wallet)
There are so many different ways to save, it might make your head spin. Coupons come in all forms including flyers, coupon books, online coupon aggregates and daily deal blogs. Canada is one of the most diverse countries in the world, after all.
6. Extra money = splurging on that one hot item
We don’t mean splurging on any expensive new toy that comes your way. If you’ve had your eye on a special little something you wouldn’t normally buy (but deeply desire), couponing will help you get that much closer. We all deserve to treat ourselves every once and a while!
7. You’ll become savvier, smarter & more organized
It might seem like coupons were made strictly for Type A personalities, but even the laziest of us can learn something from it. Once you get the hang of sorting your coupons and flyers – not to mention the daily equations to find out how much you save – the gears of your brain will start to move. Couponing has been known to make people think of shopping in a new, exciting light.
8. The savings, duh!
Ignoring all the politics, the main and most obvious reason why you should start couponing is to take advantage of the deals you don’t see advertised in stores. Don’t let your preconceptions about Canadian coupons fool you – there’s a whole world of deals outside of flyers!
Why do you want to start couponing and what type of savings are you looking for? Leave us a comment below!