Is all the time and effort worth clipping coupons this year? Does a measly 30 cents justify the time clipping and cutting and keeping out for a lookout for a discount on peanut butter? It actually does make sense and we’ll help explain exactly why you should collect coupons.
The Trickle Effect
30 cents might not sound like a lot, but consider the multiplication effect. Lets say you go grocery shopping one time in bring in 10 coupons that save you a total of $5. It might not sound like a lot. Now consider bringing $5 in coupons for each of your four shopping trips per month. That’s $20. Do that the whole year and that amounts to a nice $240 more or less equal to that Christmas present you didn’t think you could afford your significant other.
Coupons Are Easier Than Ever To Collect
No longer do we have to spend the time like our Moms did back when, getting the newspaper, clipping coupons, and building up a not so elegant coupon binder. Going out to buy toothpaste? Moms got a discount in her binder.
With the internet, and subsequent savings blogs, finding coupons has gotten easier than ever. Sites offer printable grocery coupons in an easy to follow list that make find your next deal even easier than ever. In fact today I was even able to save $5 via this Dollar General Coupon List.
It turns in fact, not all coupons are just a measly 30 cents off. We’ve seen coupons for as high as $10 off, and even $1.50 products with low purchases prices. With savings like that, a little time putting into gather a couple coupons could easily add up.
Another fact to keep in mind. With internet coupons you can often use the same coupon over and over again before it expires! In fact I was able to use the same Einstein Bros Bagels coupon multiple times just by showing my smart phone, no print out was required! That $2.99 sandwich coupon saved me $2 on every visit I made!
Coupons can be a great way to save some money on your purchases, and even allow you to occasionally “treat” yourself to some special purchases, like the Einstein Bros Bagel sandwich, which I might not normally buy.
Do you use coupons? Do you think clipping coupons is worth it?