Tuesday Tip: On Couponing…

I’ve been thinking about and mulling over many of the response that I’ve received from the blog.  This has become a fascinating project to embark on.  Many questions have come up about why and how I do this, so I wanted to share some general “couponing” advice.  Here goes:

  • Take it slow. This is not an all-or-nothing deal.  Shopping sales, meal planning, coupon clipping, and freebie collecting can all make a difference to the bottom line individually.  As a group, big savings result.  However, they cannot be added to your routine in one fell swoop.  It’s a process and if you’re anything like me, you need to slow down.  Your system will become more efficient and sufficient for your needs.
  • Pennies add up. The small savings of one or two coupons does add up.  The more the merrier!  On that same note…
  • Don’t lose it over a coupon. I often find myself frustrated over not being able to locate a specific coupon or my fritzy computer not letting me print one coupon.  I shouldn’t feel this way and you shouldn’t either.  A few pennies either way, in the grand scheme of things, don’t matter in comparison to your sanity.
  • Do what you can, when you can. Some weeks I’m too busy and/or exhausted to go through my normal routine.  Sometimes you just need a break.  Buy what you need and wait for the next week or next month to begin again.  Money saved now is still money in the bank later.
  • Make it a game. I’ve treated couponing as a game since the beginning.  Each week I challenge myself to spend less and get more.  I come out of the store feeling like a champion (and no one else has to know!)
  • Share your success. Comment on this site, call your mom (she’d be proud), or write it in your journal.  Feel success over any amount saved!

You have got to find a system that works for you.  It won’t be my system, but I hope that this site helps you figure out your own.  Leave a comment with your progress, your successes, or your lingering questions.  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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