Confession time: I rarely use coupons. As in, maybe two coupons per month.
This might surprise you since I am a super saver. I’m not sure why I’ve never become a Coupon Queen. I always hear awe-inspiring stories from readers and friends who save hundreds of dollars on their grocery bill every month. And I always think fleetingly, “I should really look into using more coupons.” And then I don’t.
Here’s why I haven’t made it a priority:
- We don’t currently subscribe to the Sunday paper and making an “extra trip” to the grocery store on Sunday to pick up a paper never sounds particularly appealing.
- Even when I do buy a Sunday paper, I can’t help but notice that many/most of the coupons are for highly processed foods (Healthy Choice, Pop Tarts, etc.). If there were more coupons for produce, baked goods, and meats, I’d be much more inclined to pursue couponing.
- When I do cut coupons, I often forget about them because they end up being smooshed down somewhere in the depths of my wallet. I then “discover” the crinkled coupons post-expiration date with a sigh.
Now, thanks to The Couponizer ($19.95), I can scratch #3 from my excuses list.
In case you haven’t heard of it, The Couponizer is an impressive coupon organization system that is easy-to-use and highly effective. The system features a brilliant 8″ x 5 1/4″ booklet that allows me to organize my coupons into 18 categories (Baby, Baking & Staples, Beverages, Bread & Bakery, Breakfast, Canned Goods, Condiments, Dairy, Frozen Foods, Health & Medicine, Household Cleaning, Household Maintenance, Meat, Paper & Plastic, Pasta, Personal Hygiene, Pet, and Snacks). Plus, there are handy pockets for me to store entertainment and restaurant coupons. Best of all, there’s a pocket specifically for coupons that are to be used for the current shopping trip (no more fumbling around for the right coupons in the check-out line…). There’s even a handy shopping list pad, a pair of mini scissors, and a vinyl carrying bag.
The Couponizer is a mom-invented product and only costs $19.95.
With the help of The Couponizer, maybe I can be a Coupon Queen, after all. Now all I have to do is subscribe to the Sunday paper…
YOUR TURN: Do you “coupon”? Why or why not? If you are an active couponer, what tips would you share with “the rest of us”?
WIN IT! One winner will receive The Couponizer ($19.95). To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Sunday, February 8 at midnight (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #124 Nadine M. Congratulations!