Since we don’t subscribe to the Sunday paper, weekly mail in coupons are all I have, plus some in-store coupons, and the random coupon here and there I get from the manufacturer and which usually comes with a sample. I have to admit when it comes to in-store coupons, Target beats them all! The great thing about Target are sales/clearances which you can combine with a manufacturers coupon and a store coupon and viola – you have at least 40% of savings right there!
Anyways, I decided to do a month of coupon experiment, when every time Sam and I would go grocery shopping, we would use some coupons (I didn’t go crazy over anything) and write down how much we saved.
So it all came up to $88.62 a month, taking into consideration that we’ve only been grocery shopping 3 times, and spent around 50 bucks each time.
Now all the saved money can go towards… well, we don’t really know, but today we donated to the United Way, so I think that’s a good cause.
I am not an extreme couponer, and don’t claim to be one, I just like saving a few dollars here and there.
I might do another experiment like this, but with clothes. You know sometimes you find brand new things at thrift stores, like this black Gap dress:
What are the things you save one? And what do you splurge on? Let me know, I would love to hear from you!
PS. I am also going to be appearing in the video Support Where you Live for Minneapolis Foundation holding letter “I” and waving I don’t know if that video will ever be up on YouTube, but I will let you know if it is!