Thursday, January 03, 2013
Wading into Coupons
Last night I sat down, clipped my coupons (what few came in the Sunday paper, that is), looked through the weekly sale papers and decided what to get and where then headed out for my 1st stop on the coupon success train. I took my 11 year old with me, warning him that he would have to be patient with the process. I knew it had been a long time since I had couponed as he didn't remember me ever doing it! We hit CVS first and I think we did pretty good for our first time out in a long while. Once he got the hang of the process he kind of got into it as well, not to mention it was a good learning lesson in translating money into fraction word problems as we went! We saved $24.68 and got $15.00 in Extra Care Bucks back to use in the future and I got to stock up on things we definitely will be using in the future like body wash, makeup, tissues, etc.
So, I feel pretty accomplished and am determined to get back on the band wagon and become the frugalista I have always wanted to be!!! Oh, and I had forgotten what a high it was to save so much and come out of a store with a ton of things without spending a ton of money.