When you add it up it really makes a difference! I have been a coupon clipper for years. I have signed up for those coupon clubs, email specials, and Sunday paper to find the deals. What I have never done however is totaled up how much all this work is actually worth. Since I decided to total my coupon savings for 2011 I have already learned a few things...
- You can use expired coupons at the grocery store.
- Your favorite stores may have coupons online if you don't get the newspaper.
- You can get a rain check on items you'd like to use a coupon on and come back to use it when the item is there.
- Some stores take competitor coupons.
Taking this challenge is a learning process for myself as well. To date, I have saved $79.75 on things I would have already purchased! This time I just paid attention to the money I kept in my pocket! I have shopped at places like www.justiceclothingforkids.com, www.frysfood.com, www.safeway.com, www.groupon.com, www.michaels.com, etc. If you just look the savings are there.
Now I really wonder how much money I will save for the entire year. Should I have a goal in mind? Right now it looks like I could blow the top off $1,000 in coupon savings. What do you think? How much will you save?