Friday, May 28, 2010

Clipping Coupons

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:
  • 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.
I've added a bunch of coupon sites to my right sidebar.  If you don't get the Sunday paper you can just go to these sites and print out the ones you want.  Some of them require you to install a coupon reader.  It downloads in just a minute and you'll be on your way to saving more.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

ooh thanks for the coupon links and resourceful tips. I heart coupons and saving money. For some reason my web browser won't let me print out from a few coupon sites? Must be my security is to tight LOL.


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