Sunday, January 31, 2010

Couponing Myths vs Facts

So many people hear about the words, "couponing" or "coupons," and a million things come to their minds.

Couponing Myths:
"If you coupon you have to waste a lot of time clipping and organizing the coupons, not to mention the time to figure out how to use them."
"I will just end up buying things I don't need just because I had a coupon."
"I will only save a little bit, so why even bother?"
"There aren't coupons for the things I buy."
"I shop at Walmart or BJs (or any other warehouse club) and they have the best prices, so I don't need to use coupons."
"I will have a house full of stuff."

Couponing Facts:
There is a simple system of finding, clipping, organizing, and using coupons.
You can only buy the things you need/want, but if you do buy things just because you have a coupon, they will be FREE or potentially make you money to buy the things you do need. (You can donate things you get for FREE if you don't need/want them.)
If you coupon, you can save a ton of money on things you were already buying.
There are coupons for almost anything you can think of from personal care to food to pet food to cleaning products to organic foods to fresh foods.
When used correctly, coupons can get you things for FREE at almost any store from CVS to Harris Teeter to Kroger.
Yes, you could potentially have a house full of stuff, but I think this is a good thing. You can set yourself up so that you rarely (if ever) have to go out and pay a ridiculous (AKA retail) price for anything ever again.

After seeing the facts about couponing, I hope you will take the time to learn how to do it. I know it has completely changed our family's budget, meals, and stress related to shopping for the better.

1 comment:

  1. love it - reminded Bill today to use his lowe's card and he said I only save 30 cents but he actually saved 80 cents either way that is still money saved =)