2 years ago
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I know you've all seen them, the ladies with giant notebooks full of baseball card dividers in the grocery store full of coupons. We'll I've turned into one of them! A month or so ago I attended a coupon class and learned oh so much on how to play the game. Today started triples at the teet and I saved $45 while spending $50 and got things like sour cream, tooth paste, and salsa for free!
A few tips I learned from the class: use your coupons when the item is on sale ... its how you end up with a free treat like warm delights! Also there are many websites dedicated to couponing that makes the deals much easier for you and thus less time consuming! If you live in the South, check out www.southernsavers.com. Click on the grocery of your choice and BAM, they've spelled out what products to use which coupons on and how much they'll be!
Another FABULOUS tip I learned was that military base groceries accept expired coupons for up to 3 months past their expiration date. Click on this link to find an address and send your expired coupons to a military family serving our country overseas. I sent off my first set yesterday to a base in Germany!
The coupon teacher's mantra was "Spend Less, ___________ more." The class came up with some great fill in the blanks: Save, Travel, Give, Celebrate, Relax...