Saturday, January 30

Coupons

I was at the grocery store the other day, getting a few things we need specifically for dinner and restocking a few things we were out of. Typical mid-size shopping trip. As I was checking out, the woman in front of me had a stack of coupons I was watching her ring up. As the checkout lady scanned coupon after coupon, her total came down.... and down.... and down.... until she walked away with a final bill of about $25. [insert shock and awe here] I proceeded to check-out after her. My final bill for a similarly sized cart of groceries? $75. It's almost enough to make me start couponing. My hesitation doesn't really come from the time and effort involved- although, I suppose that is a factor- but the idea of spending money (on a Sunday paper) in order to save a few dollars at a time on the grocery bill. But the idea has definitely been planted.

7 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

I always want to do coupons, but then I realize how much I don't want to spend time clipping them.

naptime nostalgia said...

I did this for a little while.

You don't really even have to clip coupons anymore. There are so many local websites, that have full printouts of stuff on sale at each grocery store, and then the items that are also available with coupon. Then you just have to file the coupons as they come. Then look at the printout and clip only the ones you need. Max time for me when I was doing this was 5 minutes a week.

Does save a lot of money. I don't do it anymore though, cause most of the items on coupon are processed foods, and I really only eat whole natural foods now. Stuff that's not processed. Fruit, veggies, nuts etc. But if you aren't really a health nut like me, than coupon clipping is absolutely the way to go.

Co Co said...

My friend Della always clips coupons! She uses huggies products for her baby and you would not believe how much money she saves by clipping coupons

Emilia said...

We only get the weekend paper and just for coupons. Even if you just save a few cents more than the cost of the paper, it's worth it. I clip coupons while waiting for NIS at gymnastics. But as you'll recall, I used to enjoy sitting on your parent's couch on Sunday afternoons to do it as well. Try it for 3 months. If you hate it, or it's not working, just cancel the paper and stop. No guilt.

Mary said...

I can never find coupons for the items that I really want, and end up getting things just because I had a coupon...so I stopped.

Hizzeather said...

If you are really interested, check out krazycouponlady.com. I'm not krazy yet, but I do save a lot of money with their tips and scenarios.

Cynthia said...

It's a good feeling to see the little minus signs on your receipt. Ok...So tentatively Corbin Seth...Nice!! xo C