Originally Posted by cyph0r
I have to admit I was one of those people that used to think coupons were a waste of time and embarrassing to use. The problem was that I would buy the papers, clip the coupons and feel like I had to use them all. I also did not know about matching with a sale items etc, so I ended up buying items I didn't really need for not as cheap because I wasn't matching to sales. I ended up ditching it because I was spending more.
Then I found the world of real couponing and now I'm hooked. I work full time and go to school full time and I still have time for my coupons.
. I clip and organize them while watching TV on Sunday evenings.
Same story w/me. B/c I was never checking the sales to compare to the coupons, I'd feel like 90 percent of what I cut out were for products that were too expensive anyway. I can't believe how easy it really is once you get started! And yes, there are still a lot I don't use, but I'm so glad I've been able to trade here for more of what I needed and that person gets what they need.
I had a man behind me in line a few weeks ago say something about my handful of coupons and I thought he was about to groan about holding up the line. Instead, he was trying to guess what my final total was going to be. As each one was scanned, he kept getting excited b/c he was actually pretty close to the total. Then he congratulated me on saving so much money!