All About Couponing: Lessons Learned in Couponing – My Perspective

by Marcy on August 22, 2009 · 0 comments

Today is the 5th and final day of my All About Couponing series. It has been fun sharing this information with you, and I have even learned a few things myself!

While I have always been a coupon clipper, I didn’t learn the true value (or power) in clipping them and using them wisely until my budget required me to. I have been a “serious” couponer for about two years now, and I thought I would end the series by sharing a few lessons learned from my perspective.

* Small savings can add up – even those 25 cent coupons make a difference – especially if your store doubles coupons!

* If you need to reduce your budget, take baby steps. For example, set a goal to save just $5 this week at the grocery store pairing coupons with sales. Then increase this amount as you get the hang of it.

* Do what you can – some weeks you’ll be able to give more to planning and saving than others. Something is better than nothing!

* Treat saving money as a game. Challenge yourself and make it fun.

* Find like minded people to share your excitement , goals and progress with. It has been so fun for me to meet and become friends with other like minded women, plus it helps keep me accountable! If none of your “in real life” friends seem interested, there is a whole host of people online (blogs, forums, Twitter, Facebook) to connect with. (I’m grateful to have both!)

* Find a formula that works best for you and your family – there is no one size fits all approach to anything in life.

I hope that you have enjoyed this series! I have enjoyed your feedback and questions, and look forward to sharing additional info on various money saving topics in the coming months.

Find the entire All About Couponing Series here:

* Coupon Insert 101
* Printable Coupon 101
* eCoupon 101
* Coupon Organization 101

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1 Angela August 24, 2009 at 3:37 PM

I don’t have any real life friends who share my excitement about coupons, so like-minded online people have been great!

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