I’ve spoken in the past about how much money can be saved online or in store with the right coupons,but like many of you, I don’t always take advantage of the savings. Why? Well, it comes down to time and hassle factor. If I’m in a hurry, I just don’t take the time to search out a coupon for what I’m looking for.Then I get home and kick myself because I could have kept more of my money if I would have just looked around first. But sometimes I just can’t spend time going from site to site. Luckily I just found Penny Pincher Gazette. A coupon aggregate site where I can search for high value coupons and print them on the spot. Plus, I can even download some coupons to my store loyalty cards! With six distribution partners, Coupons.com, Coupon Network, SmartSource, RedPlum, SavingStar and Cellfire you are bound to find what you need! Founded in 2006, they have over a million members now! Including me!
Nowadays there are more families than ever turning to coupons to stay on track budget wise and finding an easy streamlined place to get all your discount coupons (for free, no membership fees, btw!) is almost a must! Whether you bank your savings for a family trip, spend it on a little splurge or even use it to pay down debt- $10,$20 or $30 a month in savings can really add up!
For instance, I decided to see what I could have used on our last shopping trip…and I’m a little ticked off that didn’t take advantage!
I could have saved:
$1.00 on Garnier Shampoo
$1.00 on Curel
$4.00 on my NightGaurd
$3.00 on Covergirl
$ 9.00! And that’s just on the makeup and personal items I bought! I didn’t even go through the food I purchased.
They have made it easy since I can search by category, like “breakfast” or “household” as well as by brand name or even by store.
I’m making a very late resolution for 2013. I vow not to go shopping- online or to town without first checking if there is a coupon for anything on my list!!
What about you? Do you check for coupons before you shop? Why or why not?