Sunday, August 19, 2012

My Sunday Habit

I have a morning routine most Sundays. It starts with clipping coupons from the Sunday paper. Flipping through the Super Saver and finding the good ones. Then I head to and print some there too. Finished with a stop on to see what I can find there.

I am by no means an Extreme Couponer. We do not have shelves of toilet paper storage or dozens of bottles of shampoo in waiting. It actually looks more like I hoard coupons than actual items.

But we are trying to save some money, especially on stuff that we know that we need to buy anyway. And we are slowly learning how to match up coupons with store deals and organize our process.

Last weekend we did a Target run and saved $63.17 on $333.83 (19%), leaving our total at $270.66, plus we got one item for free, and $15 in free Target gift cards. Sounds like a lot of money, but that includes a major grocery run, cleaning supplies, toiletries, cat food/litter - nothing too frivolous. The most expensive thing on our list? A $12.50 container of almonds. Those were coming home with us, coupon or no coupon.

Do you coupon? What are your best money-saving strategies?

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