No matter what kind of home-based business you have, you probably have the need for office supplies. One way to save some money in your home business is by pinching pennies. Ok, that’s a figurative way to say it, but I’m talking about a little savings here and there. Like paying attention to those ‘dollars off’ coupons you get in the mail. This is especially true of office supplies. If you join the office supply incentive program, you can actually ‘pinch a penny’ or two.
OfficeMax for example sends me a $10 off card just about every month (with the stipulation that I buy $50 or more of merchandise). It’s always dated with an expiration date so I have to use it or lose it. There are plenty of things I can spend $50 on and this is what they count on for return business. But I use the card for things I need in the business, such as a new toner cartridge for my laser printer. There isn’t much difference in price on toner cartridges between office supply retail stores, so why not get it for $10 less at OfficeMax?
Other types of incentives can save you money too, but make sure you use them to benefit your business (not just for the sake of using them).