Getting Serious About Using Coupons
There are a lot of people who think that hobbies are little more than an expensive diversion. The truth is, there is at least one hobby that can actually save you a ton of money. Of course I’m talking about couponing. For those who may have never heard the term before, it is simply learning and applying the skills involved in making the most of the coupons that are made available both in Sunday newspapers, and online, in printable form.
When some folks think of clipping coupons, they imagine that it is a silly waste of time. Many people spend hours clipping away, just to let their coupons expire in a disorganized, messy pile. The key to being a successful couponer is to actually get out and put the savings to use. The best couponers are serious about this. Just like a collector of stamps might know every item in their collection, a hard core clipper will have his or her cents off offers well organized and ready to use in conjunction with all of the best weekly specials in their area.
People interested in the hobby of coupon collecting understand that organization is the key to their success. Some of them use computer software to keep track of their current coupon collection. Others prefer a more “old school” approach. They will sometimes rely on a zip up style binder for keeping things organized. The coupons held within are usually organized by category as well as expiration date. Some of the most serious “extreme couponers” are able to walk out of the store with hundreds of dollars worth of savings. Here is a helpful video that serves as a good introduction to this money saving hobby.