Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It's finally starting to pay off...

So, this summer I posted looking for couponing tips. I have been "getting the hang of it" over the past several months, and with the help of this book that I got with a birthday giftcard (Thanks, Ames!), I am figuring out how to make it work:
This past week I saved 40% of my bill. I spent $102 this past week, and I saved $68. Plus, I've only read 4 chapters of the book so far! I used the strategies that she suggested, and I am hoping that I can hone my strategies even more, consequently saving more. So, I'd love to keep hearing any tips you have that you are figuring out along the way.

Although I'm only 4 chapters in, I'd recommend this book if you are interested in saving some moo-lah!

It's about to be Spring Consignment Season, and I am gearing up to plan my strategies with that again too!

9 comments:

Tiffany Norris said...

Ooh--share the wisdom!

Alexis said...

Hey Kristy -
I've been wanting to start the coupon journey. I'm single though so do you think I could make this work for me?

Alexis Dollar

Bowerman Blessed said...

do you save money at Publix? is that where the best coupon deals are? just curious. i am trying to learn about this.

brooke said...

I seriously need to read this book. I am terrible at not shopping for the best price. Reading this post is getting me moitivated to actually clip some coupons.

Jessa Mullen said...

We are coupon people too. I cut them out of the Sunday paper. I have never read this book, but I am thinking I need too.
I LOVE Consignment Sales.... Knowing that we will have a baby in the house I am trying to think ahead.. I am very patience, but I sure do wish I knew if it was a boy or girl.. It would make this shopping/consignment thing so much easier.. Not sure about Nashville, but we have GREAT consignment stores here. Great prices, beautiful clothes, and hardly worn.. Thank you RICH PEOPLE!!!

Kristy said...

Alexis, Hi! Thanks for commenting here. I think you could really benefit as a single person from coupining. One of the things the book I'm reading suggests is to capitalize on sales + coupons. Then freeze any extras, and shop your freezer in other weeks. Do you blog? I need to find and add yours so I can keep up more. I love keeping up with Kristen's family through hers!

Paige, I shop at Pulix and Kroger, but the thing I love about Publix is that they accept all other store coupons--even ones that say ___$ off a purchase of $25. If an item is on sale at Publix but not Kroger, I can take my Kroger coupon there and save double the $.

Jessa, I cannot wait for you to be a momma! I think about it a lot. Even though you don't know what gender you will be blessed with, you could still have great luck in the toy department this season. I got most of Addison's birthday and Christmas toys from consignors. Especially easels, push toys, musical toys, desks, etc...

I by NO means am an expert on couponing, so those of you who are, please share your tips! This has just become a fun hobby/game for me! I love stretching my dollar!

Anonymous said...

So, can your dearest little sister be the first in line to borrow this book when you finish reading it? We have been trying to "coupon" more too, but haven't had results that good yet. Love you!

Linds

Anonymous said...

Check out this site...http://www.iheartpublix.com/

J said...

I need to get back on the coupon wagon.