It’s that time of year again when stores are full of holiday shoppers and your wallet feels a little lighter than usual. If you’re like most people, you probably have a few gift cards and store coupons burning a hole in your pocket. But what do you do with all those pesky little pieces of paper?
Here are 10 ways to get rid of those unwanted coupons:
1. Give them to a friend or family member
If you know someone who shops at the same store as you, give them your coupons! They’ll be happy to use them and you’ll be happy to get rid of them.
2. Donate them to a local charity
Many charities will accept coupons as donations. They can use them to buy food or other necessities for people in need.
3. Use them yourself
If you have coupons for items you need or want, use them! There’s no reason to let them go to waste.
4. Sell them online
There are plenty of people out there who are willing to pay for coupons. You can sell them on eBay or Craigslist.
5. Trade them with other couponers
If you know someone who coupons, see if they’re interested in trading coupons with you. This way you can get rid of the coupons you don’t want and get the ones you do.
6. Give them to a local military family
Many military families can use coupons to help save money on groceries and other necessities. Contact your local military base to see if they have a program that accepts coupons.
7. Send them to Coupon Mom
Coupon Mom is a website that collects coupons and donates them to families in need. You can send your coupons to them and they’ll make sure they get to someone who can use them.
8. Give them to a senior citizen
Many seniors are on a fixed income and coupons can help them save money on groceries and other items. Contact your local senior center to see if they know of any seniors who could use your coupons.
9. Use them to stockpile
If you’re a savvy couponer, you know how to use coupons to your advantage. Use your coupons to buy items you know you’ll need in the future. This way you’ll never have to pay full price for them!
10. Throw them away
If you really can’t think of anything to do with your coupons, just throw them away. It’s not the most environmentally friendly option, but at least they’ll be out of your sight!