So it has been about a month since my wife and I started cutting coupons for the grocery store. We had a couple friends telling us about there successes in doing it so we decided we would give it a shot. I will be honest, I was not too excited to really do it because I did not look forward to the time it was going to take to cut the coupons, get them organized, and then spend hours in the store buying products. Well it turned out to be a very smooth process and I would recommend to anyone who wants to save a little more money.
It all starts with the Sunday newspaper. Clip coupons you think you are going to use for things you typically buy. Then organize those. The whole process should only take about 20 minutes. Then you should only spend about 1 hour at the store. Some weeks you will want to use your coupons while others may not work. It is like a game sometimes you can find a great deal while other times not. I suggest that if you need something and it is still not on sale get. I have read some people are extreme about it and will only buy things with coupons. We are not. We just want to save where we can. Better than nothing right?
As a result of this we have saved over $200 in the first month. Not bad for being new at it. On our most recent trip we spent $23 and saved a whopping $75. That is the best we have done so far. Not a bad savings idea for the little amount of time it takes.