You never know where you are going to spot a good offer.
Alan's Saturday morning paper gave me the chance to pick up this one a couple of weeks ago.
When I spotted the voucher I quickly Googled how close we were to a Laura Ashley store and when it turned out there was one on the way to our planned day out, we detoured, had a little browse around the store and picked up my free shopping bag. There was no pressure off the staff to buy anything, just a friendly bit of banter at the till and we were on our way.
These came through my door a couple of weeks ago, the vouchers we get for using our Marks and Spencer credit card. We've had a few large purchases recently, all paid for on the card and then the amount owed being paid off in full using our savings at the end of each month. It gives you something for nothing.
Instead of just dashing out and spending them, I saved them until I could think what we needed.
Then yesterday Alan said he fancied salmon for Christmas rather than lots of meat ... he's winding down his consumption ready for joining in with Veganuary in the New Year. So I bought two freezer packs of salmon fillets as they were on offer at £11 each instead of the usual £13. So with my £19 of vouchers I only had to pay £3 ... bargain.
So it pays to always be on the lookout for freebies in unusual places, and to hang on to any money saving vouchers or coupons until you decide what you really want to buy with them and if you can, until the items you decide to buy are on an additional offer ... this way you get much more value for your coupons or vouchers.