Excuses, Excuses, Excuses…

When people find out that I use coupons and codes so much, they often say whhhy? Or ask if it’s really worth the time. In my opinion it’s totally worth it! Once you know what you’re looking for and where to get it, it takes very little time actually. And all that money I save can be used for more fun things.

I mean think about it! If you could take one hour out of your life each week to clip coupons and do some planning and end up saving $50, that equals $50/hour. Is that worth it? Of course it is. Who wouldn’t want to get paid $50 for 1 hour of sitting on your butt and cutting things out!

But again and again I hear the same excuses on why people don’t use coupons. Here are the top 2 reasons I hear along with my justifications/solutions:

  • Coupons are a waste of paper – Yes most coupons are printed on paper, but there are also ecoupons, mobile coupons, and ones that you can load to a card. Whenever I cut paper coupons I always throw the scraps of paper in my recycling bin and I always recycle my newpaper.
  • They take too much of my time – I believe time is money. So I may take a couple more minutes looking for and cutting coupons before heading out or going shopping, but to me the money I save makes up for the time I spent and then some. Plus it feels awesome to see how much you could of spent, but didn’t have to :D!

Hello Blogosphere!!

It took me a while to think of what to write this blog about for my management class. I kept on thinking I should write something very career oriented or serious, then it hit me, I should write about something I do every day, something I love and am passionate about… saving money!

I’ve always liked to save money since I can recall. I can remember going to grocery stores with my mom when I was younger, and trying to find a cheaper alternative to everything.. even candy! I always wanted the best deal. People may think I’m too frugal, thrifty, or even…eek cheap, but to me, I see it as smart, all that money you save can be spent on the fun things in life.

The funny thing is that no one in my family cuts coupons. They think it’s too much of a hassle to have to find them all, cut them, and always have them on hand. But that’s where I come in! They may not like doing the work, but they like the reward! They always call me up or ask me if I have a coupon for that product, or for this place… 9 times out of 10 I usually do. And I always have tons of freebies or samples on me, which I gladly love to give out. Every day I love checking the mail box to find packages of free stuff or things I bought online that I got a crazy deal for. I want everyone to feel like that!

It’s so true that when you get something for free or really cheap, it always looks, feels, or taste better than if you would have bought it at full price. I never accept any 1st offer or stated price, I know somewhere out there, is a coupon, discount code, certificate, or offer that will save me some dinero! I want to share all the tips and advice I’ve learned over the years. Whether it’s new shoes on sale, a great deal on books, or a free sandwich, saving money gives you a sense of accomplishment. That is what I want to give to my readers.