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"Filler" Up to Save More




This week, a new coupon shopper asks about a trick of the trade that Super- Couponers often use to achieve bigger savings: the "filler" item.

Question: "I was shopping in the store the other day and saw two ladies putting together some coupon deals. They were sorting their carts and one said to the other that she needed a ‘filler' to finish her order and grabbed a small bottle of lotion. She joked to her friend that she didn't even want that lotion, but it was going to help her save money. I was lost. What is a ‘filler'?

Answer: With this question, we move into a slightly more advanced coupon technique that coupon pros often use to reduce out-of-pocket spending during an instant-savings or Catalina deal. Simply put, a filler is the least expensive item that you can use to minimize your out-ofpocket spending for a deal you're putting together.

If you're a little confused, stay with me. I'll walk you through a sale in which I used a filler item to enjoy great savings. My s ...
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