Monday, January 19, 2009

Ways to save

I'm new to the world of coupons. I'm finding it takes some time and a little work to get the hang of the coupon game. I follow these blogs designed to match coupons with items on sale for maximum savings.

Money Saving Mom-she lives in Wichita, but blogs about deals all over. I love her site.

$5 Dinners-this Mom posts recipes for her family that can be made for 5 dollars or less. She also just had a guest post about e-coupons

Common sense with Money-this site is really good for Kroger, Walgreens, and Target sales.

Stretching a Buck-I read this every day.

Meal Planning Mommies-I found this last week and it is quickly becoming a favorite.

I just started using e-coupons. These are coupons that can be loaded onto your Kroger/Dillons card. I use,, and P&GSaver

I also use printable coupons from here, here, and here.

Also, did you know that you can use manufacter coupons with store coupons? I didn't until recently. That means, if you have a Dillons coupon for an item and a coupon from the newspaper, you can use them both for one item. Also, Dillons doubles coupons up to a dollar. My friend, Lissa, told me about this site. I'm thinking of joining. I learned last week that Kevin's grandma gets the Sunday paper, but doesn't use the coupons, so I'm hoping to score extra coupons by using hers as well.

This does take some time. I "had" to buy a new purse to hold my coupon organizer. But I'm already seeing the reward and the money saved by using coupons and checking out the sales each week.

So, what am I missing? Do you have any favorite money saving sites? Leave a comment and share...

1 comment:

bargeria2 said...

Keith and I have been playing the "Grocery Game" for about 5 weeks now. Initially, we did the 4 week trial period ($1), and then decided to continue with it. We subscribe for our local grocery store, Walgreens and CVS.

It has taken a bit for me to wrap my head around buying things before we actually need them, and stockpiling while the items are cheap. The GG site is great in that it identifies the best deals at each store, and then tells you which coupons to use, and how to stack them for the most savings.

While our weekly spending is still about the same, our stockpile is starting to grow, and soon we will be able to "shop" from it first.