One thing is for sure, when it comes to using coupons, where you live can make or break your savings.
Regional differences in pricing and in availability of coupons can vary greatly.
Store availability factored in with the proximity of local competition leaves many who live outside of major cities scrambling to find new and innovative ways to save money.
The United States has an advantage over many countries when it comes to coupons in general. I can’t tell you how often I’m told by Canadian readers that they simply don’t have access to the kinds of deals that those of us in the US take for granted (that said, there ARE ways to save using coupons in Canada. Be sure to check out these Coupon Codes for Canada for online deals and google Canada Coupon Bloggers to find info on how to grocery store coupon in Canada).
Sometimes it takes traveling to a different area or city to know just how good those of us in the larger metropolitan cities have it! (Speaking of traveling, check out all these awesome Travel Coupons!)
What can you do if you live in the land of nod (land of no doubles), or the nearest Walmart is 50 miles away (um, where do you live by the way?)?
If you don’t have the same opportunities to save in stores, you might consider shopping for certain non perishables online. Amazon’s Subscribe and Save program can save you big time!
You might also consider growing some of your own produce or finding a local farmer’s market.
Don’t give up though. Don’t think just because you don’t have the same offerings as city folks that you are destined to pay high prices.
Think outside the box and utilize the world around you. It gets smaller every single day!