I remember when I was first married and my wife would cut coupons. And I mean a lot of coupons! I know for some they get a thrill. Heck, there have been entire reality shows devoted to it. But for us it wasn’t about having fun (and if it was, I would think we would need to look into other hobbies as newlyweds), it was about saving money. I was a part-time secretary at the time so money wasn’t exactly rolling in.
Anyway, the point of that little back-story is this: coupons can be a major way to save money and find some great bargains. The thing we subscribed to receive 4 or 5 copies of the Sunday newspaper because that is the one with all the coupons in it. Then, after we cut the coupons, we would organize them in plastic baseball card holders according to the aisle in Walmart, or Albertsons. For instance, frozen foods was one section in our binder, diapers and baby needs another, etc. It worked great and saved us tons. I remember several times when we would walk away from a grocery store visit having only paid $0.11. Those were great!
So, my questions are these:
What methods have you found helpful as you clip coupons?
Any resources you would recommend?
What’s the best deal you ever got using coupons?