Being newlyweds and all, The Man and I are working hard at saving money in 2011. We’ve always spent more than we’ve saved and shopped impulsively instead of smart. We decided this year would be the year we end it all, but getting there is definitely going to be a challenge. We’re taking things bit by bit and one of the projects we’ve decided to take on is becoming coupon clippers. I’m not going to lie to you guys, I don’t think I’ve ever actually used a coupon for anything other than clothes and bags. I’m all about my personal style so of course I find ways to save on my latest clothing obsession, but when it comes to saving on eggs or toilet paper I could care less – until now. The Man and I are going to give this whole coupon thing a go. So far we’ve clipped and grabbed a few here and there, stuffed them into our wallets and planned to use them — but never actually done so. We can do better. We have to!
We’ve heard people say it saves them hundreds in a year (though who has time to keep track of all that?) and we could use a couple extra bucks in our savings come 2012. So now all we have to do it figure out how to make coupons a regular part of our lives. We don’t have iPhones yet, so no cool coupon apps can help. I try to save the ones they hand us in Shoprite with the receipt but they always seem to be for things we don’t actually by. (Same thing goes for the featured sale items that come in the Costco mailer.) So listen up coupon clippers and frugal folks, we need your tips and tricks! How do you save money using coupons? Do you save enough to talk about? Is there an easy way to find and save them? Share, please! (Thanks in advance, we’re so appreciative!)