Here's a good reason to be a coupon clipper:
The Cheerios were originally $4.99 a box. I paid $2.00 each.
The Cole's Garlic Bread was originally $1.79 each. I paid $ .80 each.
The Organic Valley Milk was originally $3.99. I paid $2.50. (Rarely do you get a break like that on milk!)
The Starbucks Ice Cream pints were originally $3.79 each. I paid $. 90 each.
The Chavrie Goat Cheese was $5.89. I got it for $ .39.
(FYI, I did my shopping trip at Publix--the best grocery store around!)
So are you interested in couponing yet? Are you letting deals slip away? "Couponing" takes about an hour a week or so, once you get the hang of it and get organized. I spent about 1/2 hour getting organized for this particular shopping trip. Would you say that a 1/2 hour investment is worth $20?
I'm a busy woman--I stay home with my active one-year-old, keep a (somewhat) clean house, have an active social life, go to church services 3x a week, I blog and work part-time in the evenings. But I have time to set aside for clipping coupons. Do you? You can do it while you watch your favorite TV show!
If you missed my "coupon primer" guest post on Sew Homegrown, here's what you missed:
I used to think that coupons are for suckers who will purchase a product they generally don't buy just for the sake of "saving money” and a company’s way of conning people into trying their new products. I have learned, however, that coupons can save consumers (yes, even ones like me) money if used correctly. What is correctly? Well, here are a few basic strategies to get the most out of your coupons.
Here are some of my favorite coupon websites:
Money Saving Mom