As I progress along the “coupon trail” I run into some questions that I just don’t think there is a good answer for. The one I am struggling with now is a question of timing. I have a Buy One Get One (BOGO) coupon for Head & Shoulders, which is a shampoo that I use, making it an even better deal. So, my question is, when do I use the coupon? Right now, Head & Shoulders is on sale at the grocery store for $4.99 (regularly $5.49). The small bottles are on sale at WalMart for $3.79. I haven’t priced it at any other stores, so I really don’t know where the best price is. My fear is, if I use it too soon, will I miss a great sale? Or, if I try to wait, do I risk paying the highest price, or worse, letting the coupon expire and getting nothing.
I think, in this instance, my best deal is to go get it from WalMart and hope that in the next few weeks before it expires that nothing better comes along.
I guess, like other things in life, it’s a gamble. My deciding factor for using it now instead of waiting was that it is something that I will use no matter what. So any savings I get are appreciated. If it were an item that I probably wouldn’t use, or would just donate to the Food Bank or Women’s Shelter than I would wait and see if a better deal presented itself.
Does anyone else have good advice for this situation?