Apr 9, 2011

I might start clipping coupons...

The idea of clipping coupons always seemed like something better suited to suburban housewives juggling a tight budget and 3+ rowdy kids; However, after saving $21.76 on my latest grocery trip I was singing a different tune.

I always loathed getting all of those circulars (aka junk mail) in my box, but I decided to start looking through them and seeing if I could actually save anything. It can seem like a waste of time to clip coupons just to save $.50 - $1.50, but if you can save about a dollar on each item you buy, buy about 20 things, and guess what - - you've just saved $20!!

Any hesitation or embarrassment I was previously feeling about carrying around coupons was thrown out the window when I got about $60 worth of things for under $40. That alone was enough to change me.

Does anyone else clip coupons?


GorgeousPuddin said...

I've been cliping coupons for the last year off and on. I really want to take it a bit more serious because you really can save! And I'm all for saving money.

Good job with your savings!

bluej said...

I'm all about coupons. Anytime I can save a penny it helps. I even watched that show on TLC called Extreme Couponing and was amazed at how some of those people were able to work the coupons in their favor.
And did you know that Target gives you 5 cents off of each purchase if you bring your own bag? mmm hmm...they don't advertise it, but I do that too just to save the 5 cents!

South Loop Social Light said...

Yes you really can save a lot of money and I've been meaning to check out Extreme Couponing. Just from the previews I saw one lady getting like $600 worth of groceries for under $10... mind blowing!

laundrygirl said...

Extreme Couponing angered me. I saw one episode and felt really bothered by it because the people were SO extreme that I kept thinking, "What are they going to do with 300 sticks of deodorant and 500 toothbrushes?!" It seemed like they were more into it for the conquest than anything else.
On the other hand, I use coupons and shop with the sales papers. I always feel good getting a deal, especially if it's a good one.

South Loop Social Light said...

@ Laundrygirl - Wait, that's the type of stuff they're buying?? lol... Maybe I'll pass. I thought they were scoring on groceries and things they needed.

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