Monday, March 16, 2009

Couponing is changing my life!

Changes in my life due to money-saving strategies:

1. gotten bold and asked a few people for their Sunday coupons. no problem, 100 percent "yes" response. (note to file: know who to ask)

2. now look forward to filing coupons.

3. going to a file box for filing coupons. (used to be able to carry all coupons in this cute case my daughter gave me. I still carry that in my purse with restaurant and "major" coupons.) I have not crossed the line and carried my file box into the grocery store, but I feel it coming.

4. going to grocery store early Saturday morning so that I can savor the shopping-and-saving experience in the quiet of non-crowded aisles.

5. cashing refund checks and combining them with my reimbursement checks from work and paying cash for almost everything in my day-to-day activities. There is that weird science where cash really does spend more slowly than plastic. And yes, I try to give exact change, so don't get behind me at Aldi's! I'll slow you down!

1 comment:

  1. What? You mean you haven't seen me in the store with my binder flapped out in front of me? Midnight or daytime grocery rush hour that thing is attached to me like a kid. You saw pictures of it here, right? I love my binder method!

    Since my newspapers (all 8) are delivered to my in-laws the kids get to play while I clip & file and before I leave I'm all done. Phew! (Well, except for the extra inserts I get during the week)