Little Savings Slips
Pros & Cons of Using Coupons
The Art of Couponing
Few can argue that clipping coupons can lead to significant savings at the grocery store. Devoted coupon users scour their local newspapers and grocery store ads to find coupons for their favorite grocery items. Coupled with discounts offered during in-store sales, coupon clipping can really make a dent in a family's grocery expenses.
The only downfall with coupon clipping is the time required to find and manage your coupons. Gathering all of the available coupons can require a great deal of time. In addition, you must develop a method of organizing your coupons to make sure that they are available when you need them. Talk about a time commitment.
There might be a way to get some able-bodied volunteers in your campaign to cut grocery costs. Try enlisting the aid of your children in your coupon clipping. Here a few ways to encourage their participation:
Coupon clipping, although a worthwhile investment of your time, can take up more of your day than you would like. Use ideas like these to turn this thankless task into one more opportunity to spend time with your family. You will get a chance to teach your children the importance of budgeting and have fun with them, too.
Dee Marie has published over 200 articles on personal finance and frugal living and writes for the popular personal finance blog "Not Made Of Money." To save money today, see the free tips at http://notmadeofmoney.com/blog/.
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