I am not any type of extreme couponer. However, I do my best to use coupons and search the sale ads hitting a few different grocery stores. I like when I look at that bill and saved $5, $10, or $15. I would like to attend a couponing class for extra help. I get my coupons in the paper, and have also asked an elderly neighbor if she would be willing to give me any she doesn't need. I flip through the ads, only pull sheets that have coupons I will actually use, pitch the rest on the spot. Kids sometimes help clip and organize in the piles and I file them in a small organizer. I know I don't spend more than 2 hours a week total. I flip through them when looking at the ads and pull what I need out before I go to the store so they are ready and I don't have to dig for them. If I spot an unexpected deal, then I will dig them out while at the store.
I have tried printing on-line coupons but feel I spend more on ink and paper than I actually get out of the coupon. I am also not a huge phone app user but I know there are gems there.
I am not a facebook person, however, our local stores have fb accounts and post specials. One store has the Wednesday Drive-by with a "buy these 4 items for dinner for only $6"...or something like that which really saves money as well.
Sorry for the long post...it's just that my kids and their friends eat SO MUCH so I am always looking for ways to save. Oh, and I hit the Farmer's Market for fruits, veggies, organic meats and eggs as they are usually better quality and cheaper this time of year. I buy in season and freeze for winter.
Anybody who has tips for saving money....please share. Apparently, I have to keep feeding my kids and they are eating me out of house and home.:)
Wow, good tips. That's my problem. I clip the coupons and then they drive me crazy. I have a hard time making the clipped coupons usable.
Have you ever heard of adding them to you store card--- I shop at Krogers frequently and have the Krogers discount card (where you scan your card and onsale items at the store are reduced)=== someone mentioned to me that you can load coupons to that card. I need to investigate that!
Yes, any money saving tips--- please post!