I have always wanted to be one of those women that you hear about-She goes to the grocery store, gets $150 worth of groceries for $6.22. You know it is everything name brand, enough to feed an army, and her receipt is a mile long.
That woman is not me. I set out at the grocery store to spend $50 and end up spending $75 and forget about the 4 coupons that I remembered to bring in to the store. I, then proceed to lose said coupons before the next time I am at the store and need/want them at the store.
A few weeks ago, a mom in one of the groups I am in did a whole "class" on couponing. Girlfriend has a BRIEFCASE for coupons. She is very methodical-searches ads, has about 6 regular coupon sites, buys coupons online, knows all of the coupon policies for every store under the sun, and spends less than $50 a week at the grocery store for her family. She has been doing this for a while and has totally mastered the art of couponing.
Another one of my friends has recently started couponing. She has a large binder with several dividers, slots for coupons, a few websites she goes to regularly to search, and is really finding her groove in the world of couponing.
This entire process is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo overwhelming to me. I can't imagine going to 4-6 grocery stores a week, taking my binder and the two minis in with me to the store, buying coupons online, finding enough room to store all of my items if I find the coupon/store ad and need to get 145 rolls of toilet paper and 26 jars of peanut butter.
I also need to be able to set aside time each week to do all of my store ad perusing, online searching, coupon compilations, and list making without any interruptions. As you know, I need a plan and if I am not 100% committed and organized about this, I know I will be a massive failure at Couponing 101.
I really need to do coupons though...it is a great way to save a lot of money.
Tips, thoughts, advice, funnies on couponing?
Have a great day.
PS-Can you believe Christmas is NEXT week????