I've done a few couponing posts....and then I kinda get away from it....and then I see insta posts or Extreme Couponing and think "DANG I NEED to do this!!" What you hear is true though - it really can be like a J O B!!! Tracking down a Sunday paper in my town or surrounding areas can be a real CHALLENGE (Need to subscribe to the sunday paper...OR if you guys don't coupon I'd LOVE your inserts!!! Please pretty please send them to me - I'd give you my PO box). Once I find the paper....
A) I clip the coupons
B) Go through the sales flyers and comp who has the best deals / rewards
C) Make a list (including the size on sale, the rewards offered and quantity)
D) Go back through all my coupons and see what I have that matches up to the ads (sometimes they are from the current insert, others times they are from inserts a few weeks ago OR an in-store offer I received via email)
E) I take it one step further and subtract the sale amount, the coupon and any other offers AND then add sales tax (this way I know EXACTLY what I will be paying PROVIDING I stick to the list)
CVS Haul Jan 16, 2016
OH YEAH....Who's done pretty good for a rookie?!?! My total BEFORE the coupons was 60.00
The funny thing is tonight when I was in Target I came across a REAL LIFE couponer!!! She had her binder, her clear inserts fulla coupons and her hubby was with. I told her I was going to follow her through the store and learn her ways....she was SO KIND and gave me a fews tips and tricks of the trade and wished me luck!
Do YOU coupon?!?!