A friend asked me why I was writing about coupons all of a sudden and not writing about canning and gardening. I thought it was a no brainer since I have not been canning and my garden is asleep for the winter.
I wanted to learn something new. I have cut out coupons in the past and usually clip them to the refrigerator and never take them with me to the grocery store. Then I get mad at myself for wasting time and loosing out on an opportunity. There had to be a better way.
Since fishing around on the internet I have found so many blogs and sites devoted to the art of couponing. I wanted to find out for myself if I could save some money using their methods and suggestions. Now the more I read the more I know about how to use coupons effectively and profitably. I did save $65 dollars this week. Would I have bought all those products if I had not had the coupons...no. But I made sure they were things I would use. I think the hold grail of couponing is to have a register tape that says $0. Until I reach that goal I am going to stick to it.
So bear with me while I share my journey becoming a Couponista. If if you save a dollar here and there you will have made a dent in your grocery bill or might be able to choose an organic or locally grown item and reduce your carbon footprint by a little bit. We are all in the same boat with climbing prices and our awarenesses growing to the plight of food and water. Every small step counts. So clip a coupon this week out of the Sunday paper and give it a try.