There seems to be a Coupon Movement occurring amongst savvy shoppers right now. And since I'm all for saving money, and not one to be left behind, I am grabbing my scissors and my ads and hopping on.
Cept here's the problem. I am quickly finding that couponing can be extremely time-consuming, annoying, and leave you with a pantry full of bargain-priced noodles and nothing to go on them.
There are classes, websites, blogs, all dedicated to teaching people how to get the most out of coupons. There are store coupons, manufacture coupons, double coupons, register reward deals, catalina coupon machines, and on and on. Enough to make my head spin. And close to enough to make me forget about the whole thing.
But I don't want to give up. I want to save money on products that I would normally buy. Yet here I sit, needing to go to the store, and not sure where to go or what coupon to use.
I miss the days when we were newlyweds and I would order all my groceries online, and they would show up at my door and get delivered into my kitchen. I didn't care that I was paying a premium. Apparently the price of convenience was worth it since I was so busy with my one job and no kids. Man, I didn't know anything back then.