Saturday, September 4, 2010
Went to do my typical Saturday errands. Except for one thing, this time I decided to try and use the myriad coupons that find their way through our mailbox. I confess, I also went to a couponing website (www.truecouponing.com) for the inside scoop. I used to be a coupon aficionado. When I was an at-home, homeschooling mom, I used coupons out of neccesity. But it became something of a contest I played with myself, just to see how much I could actually save. I viewed it as my contribution to the family income. While I might not be earning money while at home with my children, I could be actively saving money. I also read somewhere that saving money was really worth more than earning it, as you don't pay taxes on what you save. Anyway, suffice it to say, it's been awhile since those days and since returning to the work world, I have not been paying much attention to coupons. So imagine my surprise when, after some time on the computer and a few minutes with the weekly Publix ad, I managed to save $66.20! $20.00 of that was coupons and the rest BOGO's but STILL. Pretty cool, huh? I think I may be hooked....