I ran across this cute story on The Argus Observer that came across my Google Alerts. Since it is still January and people are still in the “Resolution mode” I thought it was a good idea to come up with my set of Couponing Resolutions! Here is my list of 7 Couponing Resolutions:
Wait a few weeks before telling people you coupon. If it is the first thing out of your mouth people usually think you are strange (especially on a FIRST DATE)!
DO NOT CLEAR THE SHELVES!! In my opinion the only time this is okay is if there are only 1 or 2 items left! (someone has to take the last two or if you don’t want to do that ask for a rain check)
Leave unused coupons near the items you don’t plan on buying. You can also try giving coupons to people with the items in their cart but sometimes that is stalkerish/creepy. [But being a Coupon Fairy can be fun]
Organize my coupons by TUESDAY of each week! Do not let my coupons pile up for weeks at a time! And go through and look for expired coupons once a month! (before you know it you’ll have a months worth of coupons to file – trust me I know!)
Make sure Uncle Ben has rice in a flavor you like! Don’t buy 10 boxes because it was free and find out it tastes GROSS!
Donate any FREE items you don’t need/like (see number 5)
Find a better system for printable/blinkies/peelies/loose coupons. Right now I file them by category in a file box but most of the time they got lost in the system and I forget about them/forget to look in the box and they end up not getting used and thrown away for expiring. I know what I’m about to say sounds like a TON of work but I think the only way to know what I have in their easily is to put all those coupons in a spreadsheet and look at it each time I prepare for a shopping trip. [WIP]
Do you have any “couponing or savings” resolutions/goals for this year? Is there anything you need help with that you’d like for me to cover on the blog? Let me know in the comments so I can work on a new post!
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