A coupon clipper. Before you even say it, I use to say that couponing is a scam and that you only can get good deals on junk or stuff you really don’t need. So, I tip-toed into the world of couponing with a lot of skepticism, but within a very short time I was saving my family $200 – $300 dollars a month on our grocery bill. I could do better, but I don’t buy just to buy. We buy things we need or someone else can use.
Seriously, who needs 1000 toothbrushes, unless you are going to donate most of them. For example, I did buy a crazy amount of pasta several months back. They had free (with coupon) box elbow noodles at Bi-lo. So, I went and bought 150 boxes and gave most of it to the local soup kitchen, kept some for us, and gave the rest to family members.
I encourage you, if you haven’t looked into couponing or if you are already a coupon clipper, give it some thought…this is a great way to help the local community. It really doesn’t take that much time and just a few extra items a week can make a huge difference.
I am in the process of organizing my coupon insert stash. It really piles up quickly and can be cluttered. I hope that with more organization I can help my family save even more on our monthly grocery expenses and also do more couponing for charity!
Well, it’s Tuesday night…time to look at the deals for tomorrow.