I frequently get comments from Readers who are Burnt out and they wonder how in the world you can get all the deals and not wear yourself out. Well, first I have to say that I really can sympathize with Coupon Burn-Out in fact there are times (Gasp) where I don’t use coupons. It is always important to remember a few things when you’re working the deals and saving money.
- You don’t have to do Every Deal! I typically shop once a week, there are deals that come up during the week that don’t always happen at my house, life is crazy and I don’t like to make an entire trip just to pick up 2 free travel size items. I will however Print the Coupons and track the deals all week so I know when I get to the store exactly what I’m after. If I can find several deals all at one store I’ll make an extra trip! If not, I’ll wait till the next shopping trip and grab what I can. No, I don’t find every deal there are plenty of times the deal is out of stock, but a lot of times those deals come back in stock or go back on sale before my coupon expires.
- You can Save Money Without Coupons! During the Month of July I typically take a “Couponing Break” I’m starting to pick back up again now that it’s August but July is a busy month for our family and we were out of town a lot this last month so Couponing was on the back burner, I still did some shopping trips and I plan to show you some of the strategies I use to save money when I’m not using coupons over the next few days.
When someone says they can’t save money because they don’t have time for using coupons I am always quick to reply that just because you don’t want to use coupons does not mean you can’t save money. Over the next few days we are going to talk about some of the ways to save money with out using coupons, here are a few of my favorites:
- Buy in Bulk
- Price Match Produce
- Eat from your Stockpile
- Freeze Meat You Find on Sale
- Plan Longer Time-spans Between Shopping Trips
- Grow Your Own produce
What are some of your favorite ways to save money without using coupons????
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