Coupon Savings

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!target savingsCouponing 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!

couponsavingsI 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. 😉