Couponing: Are the Savings Worth It?
Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2011 at 10:42 am
In regards to couponing, many people still ask: “Are the savings really worth it?” So, as 2011 comes to a close, I have spent some time reflecting on my own coupon savings since I started back in May. I tallied up my total savings from some of my best shopping and saving excusions, and here’s what I got:
- May: Saved $99.57 in one trip.
- June: Saved $187.77 in one trip.
- July: $152.22 in one trip.
- September: $157.36 in one trip.
- November: $52.48 in one trip.
- December: $321.34 between three trips.
Total savings: $970.74!
Seeing my total savings over just six months and from just eight shopping trips was absolutely amazing! I saved almost $1,000 by using coupons on these shopping trips. Yes, it takes some time and organization to save this much with coupons, but once I got the hang of it, it was like second nature. I also had a lot of fun seeing how much I was saving as I became a better couponer. I also strongly encourage all of you couponers out there to keep track of your savings like I did so that you can tally up all those dollars saved at the end of the year. When you see your total annual savings, you’ll know it was all worth it. Keep up the good work everyone 🙂