I started to make coupon maps to help me save gas and to help find hard to find loss leader coupon deals. As you shop, you can add more store location info to help you later. I also make one just for Black Friday Sales!
What is coupon map?
Couponing should save you money, if your driving all around to diffrent stores wasting gas to look for free items you may not be saving as much as you think you are. The next time you need to drive somewhere (that is not coupon related to work, to friend or family members house, to dr office, or other erands) I suggest you make a coupon map first to see what other store locations are on the way to or back from places you often travel so you can stop in those locations and coupon without wasting gas.
How do I make a coupon map?
I just do google searches to find my favorite stores. If you are on a cell or device use the Google Maps App (mine came with my phone). For example, I can google CVS store locations near the zip code I am at, driving to, and driving thru. A google map pops up with lots of CVS locations, hours, and telephone numbers. I use the google map on the internet to help draw a map of the streets around those locations. Add the locations of the stores, add addresses, and phone info. Then google all of the rest of the stores you regulary coupon and add them to your coupon map for that area.
Making diffrent coupon maps
You will need to make diffrent maps for diffrent areas you travel.Here are some of my diffrent maps for ideas:
*around my house
*to and from my work
*to and from my best friends house
*to and from family members houses
*to and from my Doctors offices
*Black Friday map
Black Friday Map –
First look at the Black Friday Deals to see what stores you want to shop at. Then, note each stores sales times and each stores open and close hours. Some stores could have special store hours for Black Friday. You could also make a short note of your favorite deal.
For the drug stores I might note how many money makers and freebies. Look for drug stores that are open 24 hours to shop first and later shop at the other drug stores as they open. After you have your map set up then you can look at it to decide the order of stores you will be shopping at.
Slowly start adding to your diffrent maps as you go places.
For example, think of coupon deal this week that is sold out by you. Google that store first, to see if you will be close to another store location. Many times, I have found deals by just driving home another way, trying another store, and finding other stores stocked up with what I wanted. Or next week, try stopping at one of the 24 Drug Stores first or as soon as the doors open to get the best deals on day one.