Apr 10, 2009

Aloha Friday

Ok, I did not even realize that it was Friday until about an hour ago. It has been a long LONG week here with kiddos being sick and "stuff".

I hope everyone is enjoying this GOOD FRIDAY.
My question for the day . . .
Are you a coupon clipper??

I have never been a coupon clipping pro. Yes, I have clipped before but I either forget about the coupons when I head to the grocery store or the coupons that I do clip are for items that I don't really need.
However, I keep reading about all these HUGE savings that some of you ladies get just by using coupons.....
I must say, I am a little jealous.
Is there some sort of "trick" to using coupons??

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Amy on April 10, 2009 at 1:15 PM said...

So interesting that you ask this because I've been wondering the same thing. I don't clip coupons, I usually just do my grocery shopping at the local WalMart and assume that I'm getting the best prices because of where I'm shopping. But recently a friend of mine bought over $200 worth of groceries for $60... so that got my brain working doubletime! Whenever I have looked at coupons it seems like most of the things that are for sale are pre-packaged foods like Hamburger Helper or whatever... I really don't eat most of that pre-packaged stuff so I'm wondering if I'd benefit. But if it'll save me $140 bucks I'm totally willing to look into it!

I recently found this blog that seems to have a lot of helpful tips: http://mommysnacks.blogspot.com/2008/10/shopping-with-coupons-beginners-guide.html

Country Mouse, City Mouse on April 10, 2009 at 1:50 PM said...

Yes, I love coupons. Unfortunately, though we don't ever have double coupon days here, nor do we get as good of coupons as you in the US.(or the volume)

Tara on April 10, 2009 at 2:03 PM said...

I am really trying to be.. Its just a lot of times I forget to use them because I'm going crazy with the kids at the store lol.. I have to be really prepared in order to accomplish a simple coupon task! lol

sues2u2 on April 10, 2009 at 2:41 PM said...

We don't have double or triple coupon days here either. I do use coupons but recently I spent $233 & only saved $15! I did read that w/ coupons you should always buy the smaller size; you actually get more money off.

janetfaye on April 10, 2009 at 5:00 PM said...

Yes I clip coupons. I try not to shop without them.

IE Mommy Blogger on April 10, 2009 at 5:05 PM said...

No, I've tried but I just can't get into it.

Thanks for the fun!
Swing by the IE Mommy & check out my question

Thrifty and Chic Mom on April 10, 2009 at 5:39 PM said...

Stop by my blog and check out my tutorials for tips plus I am holding a class in my area but will make it a series of posts at the end of April on my blog Thrifty & Chic Mom

Faith - That's Just Freaking Lovely on April 10, 2009 at 5:44 PM said...

I am TOTALLY a coupon clipper! I like to save as much money as possible on the things that I *have* to buy so I can use my money on the things I *want* to buy, and couponing helps me do that!

Brittany on April 10, 2009 at 6:26 PM said...

Sometimes I do but most of the time I dont.. I wish I would more..

Jenny on April 10, 2009 at 9:39 PM said...

I do clip coupons and save a lot of money. I mostly save money on household products and beauty supplies. Often times, I get things for free. Groceries are harder to save on, or at least for me.

I try to buy generic to save whenever possible.

Jen on April 11, 2009 at 1:37 AM said...

I've been so bad at couponing. (Is that even a word? couponing?) I'll take the time to clip them and then forget about them. I need help in this area, too. I'll have to check out Thrifty and Chic Mom's advice.

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