Why You Should Start Coupon Shopping

August 9, 2011 | Posted By: Shannen Bayless | Categorized in: Shopping, Couponing
I am relatively new to the world of coupon shopping, but in the past 8 months or so Iíve saved my family a lot of money.

Why I got into couponing:

I have two young boys, ages 4 and 2 Ĺ. After the birth of our second son, I started staying home full time with our boys and had to start looking for ways to stretch our familyís grocery budget. We were now depending on one income, and letís face it, buying diapers for two kids is expensive! However, Iím happy to say that I no longer have a diaper budget, thanks to my youngest son being potty trained as of last week!

My good friend, Patty, had gotten into couponing and was always talking about the deals she was finding for her family. She often talked about literally cutting her grocery bill in half.

Objections to couponing and what changed my mind:

I was hesitant at first because as a mom of two young kids, I didnít think I had time to run around from store to store chasing deals. For me, grocery shopping was something I did once a month at Super Walmart. It was a one stop shop and I only had to take the kids out once and fight with them over what they thought we needed and what I knew we could afford.

After attending a coupon workshop, and then after my first couponing trip to Rockford, I was hooked. I remember coming home so excited to tell my husband that Iíd filled my cart full of groceries, and saved $60 on our $100 grocery bill!

What you can expect when you're couponing:

I have some tips to help you start saving money on your groceries each month. If youíre looking to save 98% on your groceries like they do on Extreme Couponing, I wonít be much help. However, if youíre looking to save 50-60% on your groceries, then I can certainly help you out.

Each week I will elaborate on each of these topics a little bit more to help you start coupon shopping. It may seem a little overwhelming which is why I break things down. I assure you that once you get the hang of things, itís really pretty simple and a lot of fun too!

Tips to Start Super Couponing:

  • Part 1: Finding coupon inserts
  • Part 2: Finding coupons on the internet and other helpful blogs
  • Part 3: Other ways to find coupons
  • Part 4: Gearing up for this weekís shopping trip
  • Part 5: Letís Shop!

I also have other topics that I plan to cover, but Iím always open to new ideas or questions you may have. After all, Iím still learning too. Please share your thoughts in the comments!

Bargain Buys:

I will highlight ďBargain BuysĒ of the week where I will highlight deals that are advertised or deals that Iíve found while out shopping.

So please share your thoughts in the comments below and like and share the post in social media if you enjoyed it.

FatWallet tip: This is going to be an ongoing series of posts for the couponers and those who wanna be couponers! Please be sure to check out the grocery coupons and deals forum here on FatWallet to get great deals and connect with other couponers!
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August 10, 2011 | Posted By: HatHed
Thanks for this post. I will definitely share this with my wife. She'll welcome any new tips for grocery savings, especially if it can be done once a week, or less, in the fewest stops.
March 20, 2012 | Posted By: partypants99
Quick tip, you can get an email of coupons emailed to you daily at http://grocerydealz.com/. :)
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