Monday, May 19, 2008

Clipping Coupons Isn't Worth It?!?!?!

I have heard this from many people. Clipping coupons isn't worth their time. Or, the things they buy don't have coupons.

Well, I just noticed that I have saved over $300 using coupons this month! And the month isn't even over. I think that is worth the hour or so a week I spend finding, gathering, printing and clipping coupons.

I buy a lot of organic and natural items. I find coupons for those items online, the Sunday ads and at the grocery store. I especially love the Mambo Sprouts coupon book. The Organic Valley website has wonderful coupons you can print each month as well.

It looks like my hourly wage for clipping coupons is over $50 an hour! Not bad for something I can do from home in my jammies.


Lisa said...

Hey, what happened to my comment??? You amaze me with your great skills in frugality. I'd love to learn some pointers on couponing.

That Guy said...

I told Trish, if you can keep saving us that $100 or so every week then you can treat yourself to a nice haircut or nails (or whatever girly thing) as payment for saving the whole family money. Not that I wouldn't allow it before, but since we're saving money that would normally be spent, I was all over making it fair for her time.

Coupons are worth the time.

Rachel said...

Aw, thanks Lisa!

Jason, what a nice incentive for Trish! It's fun to save money on the things we need so we have money left for the little luxuries.