We love saving money. Who doesn’t? It allows us to spend more on the older kids or go to events that we normally wouldn’t go to. Just this week alone, I managed to save over $50 just at Target via their online coupon site.
See!Couponing is something I never thought I would do. It used to annoy me because I would get stuck in the line behind someone who used coupons for everything. That was, until I started to save money myself and I love the idea of getting things we use anyway, cheaper.
I am nothing like those women on the extreme couponing shows but I might be close. I have a spreadsheet (thanks Microsoft!) that helps me track the savings that I have the potential of obtaining.
I don’t print too many useless coupons for things we don’t need. We plan meals around the food items that we can get on sale. I think it is a smart money saving option for us, especially with a new baby only a little over a month away.
It was only this week that I started to use the coupon tracking spreadsheet because I kept finding that I let coupons that we really needed, expire. Bummer!
I spent a good part of the day on Monday trying to figure out what I wanted to have the spreadsheet look at and on Tuesday I started to creat it but headed to Pinterest for inspiration and saw taht Microsoft has their own template. Awesome! It only needed a few modifications to be useable for us but it is up and running and working well for us so far.
Now, if I could only get my coupon binder done. 😉