September 21, 2009

Mission: Coupon Clipping

I'll admit, I don't get the newspaper delivered to my door. An in that event, I miss out on great coupons in the Sunday edition of the paper, which blows.  I keep reading so many great blogs about women and men who have become coupon clippers and I'll be completely honest, the money they are saving sounds SO amazing to me.

I've never been one to clip or use coupons - shame on me! But now that the economy is in the crapper, and the price of groceries doesn't seem any cheaper, it's a better time than ever to do this.

My question for all of you who have stumbled upon my blog is... where do you find your great coupons if you're not getting them in the mail, or your local paper. Do you have an online resource.

As with make-up etc. I know I can go on most manufacturers websites and find great coupons for products such as Olay beauty, Glade candles etc - but I didn't know if there is some great "secret coupon" stash. If I need to be initiated  - so be it... "THANK YOU SIR MAY I HAVE ANOTHER!"

I try to be very fickle when it comes to spending at the grocery store. We usually shop at Walmart, there are days I dread it and days I enjoy it - depends on my mood when I leave work that evening. My boyfriend and I tend to go twice a week. This helps us cut down on wasted food. (You know the food you buy when you are walking through the store while starving? The junk food to purchase on a whim etc). We also don't buy food in bulk, which I know is a great money saver but I. HATE. FROZEN. MEAT! Like - really hate it. I hate the thawing, I hate the texture of meat that has been frozen etc.

We usually do three - four meals each. I usually try to budget for $100.00/week on my half/end of the food budget. The bad thing is when it's time to buy make-up and other items like shampoo and conditioner... I end up over spending or putting good things back. It can tend to get rather pricey to purchase healthy foods at times. I'm really over this whole issue. And it always happens that my make-up, or shower stuff runs out at the same time. It's not a matter of buying a bottle of shampoo here, and a shower gel there... nope it's usually make-up (all of it), shampoo and then probably tampons as well.

Trust me - I try my best to go generic when I can. That helps save money at times, but I'm having the issue that I want to eat better, which I have been, and I want to buy stuff fresh or frozen vs. in cans etc.

I just think coupons may help - if you have any other tips I'm completely open to them as well.

I know that Walmart will sometimes do the price matching thing but I really hate being that person in line with 10 flyers, but maybe I'll have to get over that. I'd much rather have my coupon catalog, be able to whip out the coupons and be done with it - save, save, save!

Thank you in advance!!!
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2 comments:

Let it Shine said...

Hi! I did stumble upon your blog (now that you mention it :))
Coupon Mom.com (google it) will give you the deals in each store plus match them with any coupons available (it tells you where to get them from, whether online, or which coupon flyer thingy). Its a free service and it rocks. Check it out and sign up - they email you more coupons and you can search by percentage saved etc. I have got a TON of Revlon makeup free, mach 4 razors, etc. Check it out, let me know what you think - and good luck.

Alyshia

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Thank you SO SO much Alyshia! I will check this out!!

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