I have a confession to make. I had all these great intentions of getting the Sunday paper every week, clipping the coupons, and using that and the grocery store and CVS ads to figure out the best bargains that week.
I haven’t clipped coupons in almost a month.
I do still check the CVS ad and the grocery store ad online every week. Both sites make it really easy. Not only is the sale ad available online but you can click on particular ads and the site creates a shopping list for you. Of course, I’m buying more than just what’s on sale, but it’s a great way to start a weekly shopping list.
I’m not sure why I gave up on couponing and the drugstore game. It might have been the time involved, or it might have been that I felt I just wasn’t finding that the coupons were for products I would normally buy. Additionally, I found that I was spending much more money than normal just to get the deals. Sure, I was ending up with more for my money, but did I really need the extra items that I ended up with?
I haven’t decided if I’m done with coupons for good. I will still check coupon sites online to see if there’s anything worthwhile. As for the Sunday paper, that’s still up in the air. If I subscribe, each Sunday paper would cost 75 cents. Will I get 75 cents worth of coupons from that? Sure. Will I get 75 cents worth of coupons for things I would normally buy in the time period before the coupons expire? That’s less certain.
Over the next few weeks, I may pick up a few more newspapers at the store to give couponing another shot and see if I can really make it worth my time.
Abundant Life Spending Spree… I think we’ve hit an end. I’ll have to ponder over the next few days, but I have to admit, all I keep thinking for the bigger amounts are “House.” “Bigger house.” “House in better neighborhood.” “House in better neighborhood with every green upgrade possible.” “House in better neighborhood with every green upgrade possible and huge tracts of land…”
But we’ll see if I come up with more!