Thursday, October 15, 2009

For a few months now, I've not been doing couponing at all. Money is tight so it seems wasteful to even go so far as buying the newspapers in order to get coupons for things I already have a huge supply of. I don't need more toothpaste, deodorant, or air freshener. They raised the price on our Sunday paper to $2, which means that most weeks the paper won't pay for itself based only on the grocery coupons.

But lately, supplies of a few things have been running low. Also, Christmas is coming so I'd like to stock up on a few things to give as gifts. So I've been thinking that I might start back up. A nice compromise for me is to print out coupons online. Some of our local stores take them now, and even though I'm paying for ink and paper, I'm not spending as much time on the process of finding what I need. I print them out only as I use them. All in all, it seems to be working. I will still occasionally buy the paper (when I know there's a high dollar coupon for something I actually need). But I'm not doing it every week. The thing to remember about all this is that you have to do what works for YOU, which isn't always the same thing as what works for everyone else.


LuckyOnce said...

If I could "like" this (like on Facebook) I would. :)

I'm still saving about 50% on my trips to the drugs stores and Shaw's (often more) but I can already feel that it's not completely sustainable in the long term. It takes a lot of time!! :)

Azaera said...

I'm not sure if there is a site for Americans like but I love it. It allows me to simply click on the coupons I want and put in my name & address and have them mailed to me. I've done this several times. It doesn't take long to get them in the mail either. And usually there are some good coupons to choose from. Plus they change them each month. Oh and it's absolutely free!