Back-to-School Deals (week of 7/22/17)

CHECK OUT THESE AWESOME BACK2SCHOOL DEALS

TARGET DEALS

 Elmer’s Pourable Glue (8oz)

  • Sale-$0.69
  • MF Coupon- Save $1.00 on any ONE Elmer’s Pourable Glues 4oz or higher (6/4 SS)
  • Register Price- FREE

 

Bic Xtra Life Rounds Stick Pens (10ct)

  • Sale-$0.97
  • MF Coupon- Save $1.00 on any ONE Bic Stationery product (7/23 SS)
  • Register Price- FREE

 

WALGREENS DEALS

 Paper Mate Pens or Pencils

  • Sale-$0.99
  • MF Coupon- Save $0.75 on any ONE Paper Mate pens and mechanical pencils 2 ct. or higher (6/4 SS, 7/9 SS)
  • Register Price- $0.24

 

FOLDERS

ONLY $0.29 with card

 

Why I Stopped Extreme Couponing

There is a difference between chasing deals and chasing overall all savings. I started my savings journey as an “extreme couponer”, who wanted to jump on every deal that I heard about and build a lifetime supply of what ever was on sale. Initially this seemed like a great plan. In my eyes, I had mastered the art of couponing and was beginning to get products for less and less each time I ran out to the store. Yet after a while, I began to feel like I wasn’t saving as much money for my household as when I first started. Plus much of my time was becoming consumed with figuring out how to plan and go after a better deal than the last one. I was addicted to  the idea of getting things for really cheap, but I had nothing to show for it.

I was chasing deals with no real idea of what I could afford to spend every month (no budget). Even worse I had no idea how much I was really saving now in comparison to what I use to spend. After stocking up on tons of deals each month, I had more products but ultimately seemed to be spending more than I normally would have spent in the past. I was frequently purchasing things that I didn’t really need. Ultimately the thrill and rush of getting things for “FREE” or at an extremely low cost wore off as I became more concerned about how could save several hundreds dollars every month instead. Eventually with research, trial and error I was able to devise a plan that would explain how much I could afford to spend every month. Then I implemented a strategy to get everything that I NEEDED for less than my intended goal each month.

If you would also like to create a plan to assist your family in saving on your monthly grocery bills, visit my savings store filled with online classes and resources that are sure to help you do just that! Also you can book a FREE 15 minute consultation with me to sort through your options and come up with a plan or program that fits your families budget and needs. While you’re still here checkout my replay of a live Periscope/Facebook stream (above) in which I explained, “Why I stopped extreme couponing” to the savings family.

Many Blessings & Savings!