I just wanted to take a break from our regularly scheduled programming of super cheap and free stuff to share this shopping trip with you.
There is no super stellar 90% savings – but I am more proud of this trip than most. We needed a few things – soda for football game, some creamer, ice tea and trash bags. It was just a routine pickup at Walmart.
My husband used a coupon on every item, by himself. He saved a total of $9.50. At first glance, it looks like it is nothing to write home about. However, it really is. My husband never uses coupons, so for him to save about 25% of his total bill is amazing. I am very proud of him.
Why am I writing this? Because… its not always about how much you save. Sometimes, it is just about the fact that you saved at all. For you new couponers who are saving $10 here and $10 there, be proud. Be proud that you are making better choices with your hard earned money. Don’t get down that you aren’t saving 90% – because that is hard work – and not everyone can do it all the time.
A penny saved truly is a penny earned. $9.50 will cover the cost of a movie ticket for this weekend – or it could have covered the cost of the items he purchased above.
If you are just starting out and want continued encouragement, I urge you to check out Natalie’s Newbie shopping posts.