Here’s what I basically do in a week of couponing…
1. Yay Sunday Paper! This is the easiest way for me to get coupons, right at my doorstep (literally!). Even if you just clipped the ones you use and sporadically drop a coupon on an item, you would get your $1.50 back every week! I usually spend some time during my whasian’s nap to clip the coupons I use and put them away in my coupon carrier right then.
2. Continuous Facebook Stalker! I “like” certain sites on facebook for the latest deals, steals, and sample finds. They update to my news feed quickly and daily. I can scan for something good right away. Some of my fave sites include I Heart Publix, Who Said Nothing in Life is Free, and Couponers United. I love these sites because they are local to my area. You can search around facebook for a site in your area, or ask around. There’s usually a person or two that knows of a good local couponing site.
3. Monday = contemplation day. I love shopping at Publix. On Mondays, I Heart Publix posts the weekly ad for the week, along with any coupon matchups. I spend the evening writing up my list, organizing my coupons, and tallying up my estimated cost for that week. I have a pretty good mental picture of what deals I’m going to be getting for the week. I try to stay around $50/week, give or take.
4. The Waiting Game. From Tuesday – Wednesday (if I have time), I might go check the Publix weekly ad at another site, such as Southern Savers. This site covers a larger area, and may post coupons that another site may miss. People aren’t perfect, and things will be missed! If I have time, I will check my list against another site to see if I have any other coupons I can use.
5. Thursday = shopping day! As I started to write down my shopping day, I realized it was taking much longer. Maybe with a few likes/comments, I’ll share my Thursday shopping secrets 🙂
6. Friday – Saturday = rest. Every couponer needs a little mental health break. You can’t spend everyday worrying about saving money. Get out of the house and have some fun!
Was that Saving Said Simply for you? I’d love to know what you think!