May 11

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What Are You Spending to Save?


One of the first things people ask me when they find out I coupon is how much I save. One of the next questions is often if I buy products I don’t need just because I have coupons to get them for free. Once in a while, I will get a product that we won’t use so that I can either donate it or use it in a gift basket – but I have made it a point since day one of my couponing journey not to just buy stuff for the sake of a deal. The following article really challenges everyone in that – and makes some excellent points!


As the resident Extraordinary Couponer at my job (I say Extraordinary and not Extreme because I’m only providing for myself and my dog, and I don’t have any hot sauce) my lunch hours are filled with trading coupons and dispensing advice to the novices. This was my fun way to unwind for an hour and take myself out of the job and make few friends.

In June, I was up to my usual lunch time shenanigans when the Chief Financial Officer of my company walked into the kitchen. He listened for a while then asked me, “How much are you saving by couponing?”

“I save about 90% on my grocery bill,” I bragged.

“How do you know?” he asked. “What does your budget look like and where does the extra money go?”



Head on over to The Krazy Coupon Lady to read the rest of this guest post from Erin!

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