Wednesday, October 5, 2011

To Coupon or Not to Coupon?

TV and word of mouth has made couponing super popular. Today as I checked out of the store coupon-free I saw a young mom checking out with tons of coupons. She had her young daughter with her and a lady who looked like it was her mom to help her with the baby. The transition took forever and I am positive it was worth the savings.
I often think if I should invest the time in couponing or not. It’s a science and it takes work. Here are the reasons why I haven’t done it:• every class out there to teach you how to starts charges you• It looks like it’s a lot of work• I developed a little something called brand loyalty• I just lack knowledge!I think I’d be willing to give it a try if I was guaranteed it’s gonna be easy and the savings are going to be amazing.I ran into something that looked very easy and I think it’s going to save me money. I found this awesome blog on How to Make Laundry Detergent and I am going to give it a try this week (already got all the ingredients!).The writer put it simple and easy for me. I felt empowered to give it a try because of the savings and because it looks so simple. I hope someone can point me to a couponing tutorial like this.Another thought: I wonder if there is someone out there who things they don’t need to save. I ran into someone I consider wealthy at Wal-Mart in my previous hometown, and I saw this person checking out with coupons. This simple action told me: if you can save, do it. Companies are giving out thousands of savings and why not take advantage of it?My hope is to make an experiment and see if it’s really worth it. I tell you what, I am really interested in saving in fresh fruits and vegetables but there’s not much couponing for that. I am highly interested in saving all I can when I purchase organic, fresh, life giving products for my family. Okay, this post will have a part 2. Have a great day and don't forget to enter to win 4 free books for your kids on my previous post!
*this post was previously published at Mom Perspective Blog.