Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I'm In...

A friend of mine started couponing (is that a word?) about 4 months ago and has started to "save her family TONS of money".
WOW!
Who wouldn't want to do that? I do...
So, the other day, when she was here cutting every head except mine and then 1 extra head, too, she explained her method.
She mentioned that she was having a class at her house, being taught by the expert who taught her all she knows.
She invited me and I was busy, dang.
Today, R informed me that he thought this could be really useful for our family and if I couldn't go, he would.
He's brave like that. Rooms full of women don't scare him.
I re-arranged my schedule.
Yes, the method involves a paid website.
Yes, I subscribed to that and multiple copies of the Sunday paper which will be pilfered for their coupons and then promptly tossed in the recycle bin.
Yes, I may have just proved to the world that I am looney. I feel it.
Or, I may actually save a few bucks and get to go on a trip with my hubby as a reward.
That's VERY big incentive to make it work.
I'll let you know how it goes, but give me several weeks to build up my stockpile of coupons before I start the actual savings...

I am a skeptic... R is a believer :)

5 comments:

Julz said...

Let me know if this works for you Jen. I always hear horror stories like it takes up to 4 hours a day and that you can only get boxed food. But if it works for you I'd love to hear about it! Good Luck!

Andrea Gunnell said...

I have found some great success with couponing. It does take work and motivation but if you stick with it, you will see success. I am curious what site you signed up for? I have never paid for a couponing site and don't have any problem finding good deals with blogs that are free. It is true though that I am not as avid a couponer as some people. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it and get excited about saving your family some money!

Kachelle said...

I'm totally a non-believer! Most of the stuff is junk food and stuff I don't need. I save plenty at cost-co. So keep us updated, if they convert you I may have to look into it...

sloan said...

well, hi there, jen, it's nice to "meet" you ... i'm so thrilled that you stopped by to read today - any friend of jenny denton is a friend of mine ;-) i've been on an extended blogging break over the summer and am only just jumping back in and getting caught up ... it was fun to see a new face in the comments! i'm curious to see whether your newfound dedication to couponing works out - good luck!!

Alleman Family said...

I did the coupon thing too, but then the best couponing store in town went out of business so I quit. I DID save tons of money but the stuff was boxed stuff that I normally wouldn't buy but I was getting great deals on it so I did... lots of cereal, boxed dinners stuff like that... but great deals on toiletries!