I put the B in Busy. Great job, wonderful team, long commute....I mean...LONG commute, family, MIL....oh yeah....MIL....ha! Very busy! But the truth is a few years ago my husband found himself out of work with the housing crash. Thankfully we really didn't skip a beat. Lil' bending but no breaks. But the one thing that was missing is something I love to do............GIVE! Kinda hard to give when there isn't much wiggle room....so I stumbled into this crazy hobby of mine. And even though that crisis is over in my life (and I hope not to revisit it) couponing has become part of my weekly routine. Last year I saved over $13,000. I was able to give loads away to friends, $3500 to charity and use some $$ from what most folks spend on everyday items for splurge items I would have put off. Even if you dont want to make it into a full time hobby consider a few small changes to your shopping routine..........you could net a nice little ching!
A few tips:
- match coupons to weekly sales
- buy as much as you can of an item you use when the price is right!! (laundry detergent, toothpaste,etc)
- Use a web page/blog to help match deals and save money (I love afullcup.com)
- Don't stress if you fall off the saving wagon.....stress is well.....stress.. and def not sexy)