Sunday, June 5, 2016

Makin' It And Savin' It Sunday

Ahhhh, it seems as if extreme couponing is coming back in vogue. Run over to the Penny Hoarder and check out their newest article. Yes sluggy, stop jumping up and down, I know you could put this woman to shame. LOL! I'm on the fence with couponing, I really go back and forth with it. I live in an area where the shelves are normally cleared by the time that I get there so I'm just wasting my time. I have had better luck with trying to put my own deals together that no one has written about. But then again, it does seem like companies are offering better deals now a days. So where are you with the couponing thing? Good? Bad?
Sonya Ann


Practical Parsimony said...

Couponing is good. However, not having a smart phone is holding me back. I only have a flip phone...dumb as dirt. Price matching at Walmart saves me more money than coupons.

SAM said...

I swear by coupons and online coupons for clothes shopping, not that I do much of it, for my daughter. Why would anyone ever not use them at stores like Kohls, or H&M, and Aeropostale if you have teen girls?I won't advocate for more clothes for same money, becasue with her hand me downs, she has a wardrobe to rival the Jenner girls, but absolutely silly to pay $29 for a pair of jeans when a swipe of the phone makes them $21. I never have luck with hand me down sized bottoms, or even thrift store for her. So many of the coupons in grocery stores are for crap products, and I'm learning that the stores have upped their quality on store brands so I'm not seeing huge couponing as a big game changer for me-just need smarter shopping, planning, and not wasting. A few brands though I swear by and covet those coupons-most toilet paper as I don't like cheapo stuff, Dove soap, Dawn dish soap, Cascade dishwasher, Crest toothpaste, St Ives and a few others, but other than that generic or store brands seem to work just as well, and still cheaper than name brands with coupons. Wow-I seemed ot have taken over your post!

Anne in the kitchen said...

I use retail store coupons (Khol's BB&B, Belks, etc.) I am a little less likely to use grocery store type coupons. I do use the ones for toilet paper and laundry detergent, soap and shampoos but that is about all. I don't buy convenience foods so most of the coupons out there are not for products I use anyway)

Janie Junebug said...

I seldom have coupons and when I do, I forget them at home. I'm surprised I remember to get dressed before I go out. I can't download apps on my phone even though it's a smart phone. It refuses to cooperate. I wouldn't know how to use an app if I had it anyway. Once upon a time, I was quite a couponiste. Those were the days, my friend.


Jane said...

Coupons in Canada are far and few between. Most of them are for things I don't want anyways. I do have access to a LOT of different grocery stores so I can usually find good prices for what I need.