Monday, January 18, 2010


I got a wee, small start on something that I have told myself that I would do when I retire. I haven't had time, or, maybe, haven't made time, to cut out and use grocery coupons while I was working. Well, I don't have that excuse any longer. So, for the last couple of weeks, I have been saving the coupon flyers that come with the Sunday paper.

Today, I sat down and cut out all of the ones that I thought would be useful. I tried to be conservative and not cut out ones that I thought I wouldn't use. That's products that I don't ordinarily use, and products for which the coupons would run out before I had need for more. I ended up with a nice little stack of them, when I was done.

Now, I just have to figure out a way to file them, so that I can find them easily when I need them. I have a purse that I don't use, because, though it is a decent size, it isn't quite big enough to be an every day purse. I thought that I might make that my grocery shopping purse. I'll sort the coupons, probably by type and date, and put them in envelopes. Then I'll put the envelopes in the purse. When I am going grocery shopping, I'll simply take my billfold from my every day purse and put it in the coupon purse. At least, that's what I'll do, if someone doesn't show me a better way.

I'm a newby at this. So, if you have ideas about how to make couponing more effective, by all means, please let me know.

1 comment:

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I do have a coupon "wallet" however, I have a theory that I do better by buying store brand. At Ingles grocery store, LauraLynn is the store brand and from my list I strive to pick out all LL products. Like you, I'm open to hearing what everyone else thinks works for them.