My sister, Sarah, has a knack for saving money with coupons. She gets really excited about what is in the paper and how she can use it. When I use coupons I get this sense of "Take that you money grabbing store. I just saved 50 cents!" Yes, I get excited too when I use them too.
The thing I don't get is how do you figure it all out. Who has the best deal, then how to match it other stores and then use the coupons at the perfect time. It kind of gives me a headache.
I would love to use coupons more often. I recently have made my husband start buying the Sunday newspaper but when I look at the coupons, I do not see anything that my family uses. Then I just end up recycling it all. Its a bit discouraging. But I am going to give it a month and see how I do.
And since it is Sunday the first thing I am going to do is buy a newspaper. My goal is to see if I can save at least thirty dollars. Remember I, up to now, use maybe one or two coupons once in a blue moon to save 50 cents. So thirty smackers will be a big deal to me.
If you have any coupon tips for me, please share them. I could use all the help I can get!
The youtube video above is great. Take a few minutes to check it out. To me it makes couponing seem managable. Good luck and Happy Money Saving.