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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A new hobby

Recently I have been very intersted in coupon clipping. I used to think it was a waste of time...I mean it was only $.50 off or so! But wow I didnt realize how it all adds up. It is so much fun to me now. Its almost like playing a video game and constantly trying to beat your highest score. I get excited each Monday when I head off to the grocery store to see if I can save more than I did the last week. I am still not that great at it and still really learning the best way to do it but I enjoy it. I usually only save about $40-50 but this week I saved $76! I know to some that is nothing because they always save more than they spend but to me that was pretty good! It helped though that Publix had an amazing sale this week and all the items were things that I use often.
Here are some of the websites I use and tips I have learned from others:

*I use the coupons out of the Sunday paper and the flyers they have at the grocery store
*At Publix you do not have to literally Buy one to get one free...if you only get one, its just 50% off. I know at Winndixie you have to get 2 to get the deal.
*A lot of stores will take other stores coupons. (Winndixie often gives you a $10 off of $50 or more coupon and some stores will take those.)

Do you have any tips or website you have found helpful? How do you organize your coupons because I havent found a good way to do that yet?
Happy Saving! :)


Jennifer, Dave, Jay & Anna said...

Remember, Publix doubles coupons up to $.50.

And if Publix has an instore coupon (like $2.00 off Pampers) and you have a $1.50 coupon you can use both and SAVE $3.50!!!

Raegan & Caleb said...

I did the coupon thing in Dallas. I loved it. I got such a high. I became a coupon junkie. The store I shopped at tripled mfg coupons up to .35 and doubled up to .50. They also had a reward card and I liked to give it to them at the end to see all the discounts come off at once....the ones on top of my coupons. I averaged 50% savings per trip. Just one of the things I miss about living in Dallas.

kimberly t. bowling said...

That is certainly a great hobby to have!! Every little bit of savings helps to have extra for something more fun!!

Crystal said...

I coupon clip too, and it is such a reward when you see the savings! I use an index card box. I label the tabs with the type of grocery such as "breads/pasta" or " toiletries" and sort my coupons accordingly. I saw someone who used a notebook binder and kept the coupons in the clear sleeves. My way works pretty good for me. Good luck!