Friday, July 6, 2007

The Beauty of the Coupon

I have always disliked coupons. They seemed like a huge waste of time to cut them all out and figure out which ones to use and how to actually save money. But I have seen the light. After hearing many success stories, I decided to give them a try. The first week I used coupons at the grocery store I spent $40 on $80 worth of food. Since then I have been using coupons to save money and found that I actually enjoy using them to plan my shopping list.

Then I got a little lazy. I would cut coupons and throw them in an envelope. It would take me forever to see if I had an for a particular item. It was a sloppy mess.

I stopped using all my magic money saving coupons. Something had to be done. Then, a light at the end of the tunnel. Or in the aisle at Target.

I am so ridiculously pleased with my results! I have found a $3.99 solution and a bunch of coupons I should have already used. Moving forward, I definitely see this helping me stay organized.

My tabs are:
  • Dairy
  • Meat
  • Sides
  • Condiments
  • Snacks & Desserts
  • Household
  • Paper Products
  • Personal
  • Beauty
  • Dental
  • Store
  • Restaurant


Lazy Man and Money said...

I have the exact same one... well it's blue instead of hot pink, but you get the idea.

I got it for the same reason, but I ended up not using it and keeping track. I found I was simply too lazy and just bought generic and items on sale.

Cybil said...

Interesting to know.