Well, I was going to do this as a Friday Fave, but the more I thought about it, the longer the post got (in my head), and in the end, I just skipped my Friday post all together.
After talking it over with Tom, he convinced me that this needed to be a series. Here’s why:
A. Each topic was big enough to deserve it’s own post.
B. Looooong posts, even about useful information, are not fun to read.
C. It’s better for SEO. Just keepin’ it real, people.
Anyway. Here comes the disclaimer: I don’t claim to be an expert at couponing. I don’t go to a store and get two weeks’ worth of food for our family for $20. I’m not an “extreme couponer.” But I do save a significant amount of money for our family by couponing, and it’s worth sharing, in my humble opinion.
Through reading many other people’s blogs over three years, talking with other friends who coupon, and trial and error on my own part, I have learned enough to write a week’s worth of blogs about couponing.
And let me tell you something- it is daunting to try to figure out on your own. So, I will start by assuming you know nothing about it, and I’ll build from there. Here’s how the series is shaping up, so far:
Day 1: The Different Types of Coupons. All coupons are not the same. This post will help guide you through all the various coupon types you will see referenced on money saving/couponing sites.
Day 2: How to Stack Coupons. You might have heard people refer to “coupon stacking,” but what does it mean? How does it help you? This post will help explain what it is and how to do it.
Day 3: How to Organize Your Coupons. You don’t have to do it my way, but I’ve tried a few things, and I’ll show you the way that has worked best to save me the most money.
Day 4: When to Coupon. Is there a best time of the week to coupon? Should you hit all stores on the same day or not? When is it wiser to NOT use that coupon you clipped? I’ll address it all.
Day 5: Drug Store Couponing. It’s often a different ballgame than grocery store couponing. We’ll hit the basics.
So, if you like saving money, or you just NEED to save money, go out to the store, buy a couple of Sunday papers with coupons in them and a pair of scissors.
Get ready. We’re gonna knock it out, baby.
ps- You also might enjoy reading :
Confessions of a Couponer. I wasn’t always this frugal. 😉
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