Stephanie is very much the crazy coupon lady, and is trying her best to convert me to her ways. She is always printing off, and cutting coupons. She even uses here smartphone to save money using store app coupons online. Se is brilliant! I am not as clever as she, but am slowly learning.
Spending hundreds of hard earned dollars on groceries is one of my least favorite things in the world. I would so much rather buy a new shirt or stop by baby gap for my little cuties. I want to eat well, and healthy without breaking the bank. Hey, I even want to save on a new shirt and at baby gap. Couponing is the key to this. Saving money is pretty much awesome, and it can be incredibly fulfilling as well as very addicting.
I won't lie though, at times I am totally and completely overwhelmed by couponing. Have you ever felt that way? Well, you are not alone! Here are a few awesome tips that Stephanie has given me and we want to share with you so that saving money can be less overwhelming and actually be fun.
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Ok, now for Steph's awesome couponing tips. She is the best.
Fiirst things first, get organized. All my coupons are organized in a binder. If you want, you can print off this coupon organizer. This makes it a bit easier to find your coupons when you suddenly see something on sale. Clear folders are the best so you can easily see what you have.
Next, choose one day a week or more ago gather coupons and organize your coupons. Steph does her coupon printing and organizing on Sunday night. Using the Sunday paper is great. You can even ask others who get the paper for those handy coupons. Steph and I go to our parents' home for dinner each Sunday and always ask for our dad's coupons. This way you can even double up on coupons and save even more.
This is also a great day to plan out your meals for the week. Use the coupons you find to plan what your family will eat. You will be amazed how much money you will save by planning your meals around the coupons you find. Pinterest is a great place to find recipes. I also love allrecipe.com. You can simply put certain ingredients into their search engine and recipes for those ingredients with be given to you. By printing and cutting coupons, and then planning your meals on Sunday you will start your week off right.
Finally, keep your binder next to your purse so that you never leave the house without it.
If you follow these simple steps, and organize yourself well you will soon be saving the big bucks. There are so many better and more fun ways to spend your money. Don't forget to check out Cuckoo for Coupon Deals. For the most amazing coupons out there. Go for it, get going... Start saving and start spending money on what you want and love. Good luck and have fun!