I have a lot of emails lately about Price Points. A price point is the amount of money you are willing to pay for an item.
Every single person’s price point will be different. And I’m sure my price point is a little more extreme than most of yours.
The best way to determine your own Price Point is by learning. When you first start out couponing, you will find you are willing to pay a lot more for a particular item. And after you have been couponing for awhile, you will learn how cheap you can get certain items and your personal price points will build from there.
Here is a list of some of my personal Price Points. Yours definitely do not need to be this dramatic. But this will at least give you an idea of how cheap items really do go.
Toothpaste– I will NEVER pay for it….unless I have run out and then I will only pay $.25 for it.
Deodorant– Usually will only buy if it is Free. Around $.25- $.50 if I am wanting a particular brand is also a great price point.
Refridgerated Cookie Dough– $.75
Cereal– Usually wait to buy it unless it is $.75 a box or less. And that is for the good kind of cereal! Sometimes I will buy it if it is only a $1.00, if my husband is begging me for a certain brand.
Yogurt– I will never pay more than $.25 per cup. And, that is for every brand.
Hot Dogs– Will never pay money for. You can always get those free, especially in the summer. So stock up and freeze them!
Those are just a few that I can think of, off the top of my head. But, I am sure you all have your own ideas of what you are willing to pay for an item. And if you are just starting out and you happen to pay more for an item and realize it a week later, that’s ok!! Couponing is a learning experience. But everyone learns fast.