Often there will be coupons in the Sunday edition of The Columbus Dispatch for new products. If the coupon does not have a size restriction printed on it, look for a smaller trial size of the item. Many times, they are located at the checkout lane of grocery, drug, or discount stores.

Bagged snacks, candy, and gum and personal care items introduce the new item with smaller trial size packaging. This is to invite shoppers to test the new product. If the coupon is redeemable on trial, size items you may be able to get the new product for very little or free. Collect trial size personal care items and snacks to pack with you when you travel or to carry in your purse of brief case. Make sure to show the cashier the coupon before they ring the item up or stop ate the customer service desk if you are unclear on their coupon policy regarding trial size items. For now happy shopping!

Laurie Dixon