Couponing can be tough. You walk into your local grocery store and eagerly snatch up a Sunday newspaper. You rush home and carefully cut out scraps of paper that bloggers, TV personalities and even your co-workers promise will drastically reduce your grocery bill. You purchase fancy organizers and dutifully create categories: breakfast, frozen foods, dairy.
When you start going through those coupons, though, it can be disappointing (not to mention time consuming). Once you weed out the ones you won’t use (greasy, sodium-laden breakfast sausage, frozen meals with an ingredients list longer than this blog post, etc., etc.), you’re left with nothing but a measly $2.00 in savings, barely enough to pay for the paper itself. Sooner or later, that adorable coupon organizer makes its way into the Goodwill pile, and you consider yourself doomed to pay full price for groceries for the rest of your life.
Sound familiar? I’ve been there, too – believe me. I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way. You can find coupons without picking up a pair of scissors or buying a single Sunday paper (unless you want to, of course). Even better, you can make sure the coupons you do find are useful. I know, because I’ve done it myself. So, my friends, let’s stop wasting time and start saving money – the smart way. Read on for 5 Tips for Finding Coupons You’ll Actually Use. Continue reading