- Invest in a coupon file system so you can find them easily.
- Cut out more than you think you'll need. (You can always throw them away if you don't use them)
- Don't buy something just because you have a coupon.
- If something is on sale (that you use frequently), and you have more than one coupon, use them both. If it's an item you use regularly it's worth it to buy it for the extra savings. (Don't do this unless its something you use a lot, or something like canned goods that have a long shelf life)
- Don't get hung up on shopping at just one store. Look through the sale flyers and see which store has the better sales for what you need to purchase.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Here's my Frugal Friday advice. Clip coupons. I know it sounds so simple, and those who don't do it probably think it won't save them enough to bother. But it will. When I first started cutting them out, I used to keep track to see if it was even worth the effort. And let me tell you, some days it takes effort. When I was keeping track of our savings I would count every dollar saved, whether by coupon or sale. When I was store hopping (that's for another post) I was saving anywhere from $200 - $400 a month. That's HUGE! Here's some easy tips on clipping coupons: