Next week will be conference week between teachers and parents and since Princess One has the same teacher again, I'm sure that college preparation will surface out in our conversation - how competitive it is to get in, how expensive it can be and how well-rounded the kid should be to be accepted, etc. For some reason, this pattern of thought was disrupted when I came across this book through research called Be Centsable.
Ok, I can't articulate yet the intimate connection between the two but after 2 weeks of couponing, I now believe in its power to reduce expenses. True, it costs time, but the payoff is more organized grocery shopping experience because my visits are governed by sale items and coupons that match our needs. Initially, I believed that couponing is not worth the time compared to the savings so I went on my merry ways of shopping wholesale at Costco for our provisions. When I sat down and really broke down the cost per oz of our oft-bought items, I discovered that without coupons, Costco prices are already lower compared to grocery stores BUT with sales, plus manufacturer's coupons, and store coupons, you can get rock bottom deals, and might even get for free. The writers of Be Centsable also have a website called becentsable.net that I check regularly for deals, the coupons you can use and where to find those coupons. If you are interested, you can check their post about CVS deals for the week here to see what I mean.
So I'm interested to hear what you have to say. Do you use coupons in grocery shopping?
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