Friday, January 14, 2011

Coupons

It has been a few months since I started using coupons. I can tell a difference. I have even started a coupon club with my girlfriends. We clip out coupons and send them to each other each week. My favorite places to save money are CVS with the extra care bucks, Giant they double coupons, and Target overall prices are cheaper.

Our grocery bill was about $150 a week on average and now it is around $50 to $65 a week. I would recommend coupons if you are serious about saving money on groceries. However, the process and getting started can be time consuming. I probably spend 5 to 6 hours each week on this coupon project. I think it will become easier as the months go on.

Here is my to do list:

1. Binder to organize coupons

2. Clip coupons every Saturday morning from newspaper

3. Organize clipped coupons into binder

4. Make price list- go to all of the stores that you shop at and write down the prices of the items that you purchase most often and associating prices

For instance, we could purchase Bumble Bee Tuna at CVS for 1.99 at Giant for 1.69 and Safeway for 1.99. So it is best to purchase from Giant or on sale at CVS for 66 cents when it goes that low.

I hope these tips are helping you. Best of luck. I will be back with more tips.

Best wishes,

Janie

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