Yesterday was Sunday. Sunday mean a very full day. Sunday means time with our church family and our family family. Sunday means my weekly paper. And my weekly paper means... COUPONS! Yes, you guessed it I L-O-V-E coupons! No, I'm not like one of the people on TLC's "Extreme Couponing" but I do like to find ways to save us some money and couponing falls into that category. I can typically save us 25% of our total bill with coupons alone, add to that sales, store loyalty cards and knowing which stores generally have the best prices on what items, and we save probably closer to 40% off out total (although I haven't actually calculated that out, it's an estimated figure).
On a typical Sunday, I buy one paper but if the coupons are really good then I will buy two. However, yesterday I bought three papers because the coupons were AMAZING! We are talking $200+ in coupons in each one! This only happens about once a quarter so I got it while I could. I haven't clipped them yet, but it's on my list of things to do today/this week.
I love using coupons because it is my way of helping to provide our little family with what we need while being a good steward of what God has given us. This also means that I don't spend all my time couponing, time is a God given gift too and we have to spend it in a conscious manner too.