remember as a child watching my mom use coupons. I would even go as far as helping her organize her coupon file. Even as sad as that sounded I felt like I was helping her. When tragic evens happened when I was 20 years old and I was forced to move out on my own I learned that using coupons might become helpful in my quest for spending less. I would take my mom’s coupon inserts and cut and sort and use just starting out keeping what I know I would use.
For the past 11 years I have been using coupons. I have been featured in a local newspaper about using coupons. I buy several newspapers on Sundays and share my leftover coupons with friends. I save couppons I know my mom will use for her. I send the leftovers to friends to be sorted through and I organize and file the rest in my coupon binder. I carry this binder usually in my car so I have it at all times in case i stop somewhere or need to pick something up. I usually only go grocery shopping once every 2 weeks and have managed to save at least $1-2000.00 a year on groceries with sale sand coupons.
WIth prices going up striving to save is becoming harder and harder. The free things I get with coupons I donate or give to my family members that I know will use them to help them save money. Some people think coupons are not worth taking the time and effort to do, but I have found out nothing makes me happier than like yesteday getting 28 items for $4.00. Tell me that isn’t worth it?