Capitalizing On Your Coupon Savings
Any good attempt at saving money on groceries requires a quick review of your receipt. At the bottom of almost any shopping receipt it will show you your “savings “for that trip. This includes savings from coupons that you shopped with as well as store sales or automatic coupons. As a dedicated coupon shopper, you have probably already gotten at least 30% off your total for that trip. That is great! But now how about doubling that savings? Seriously.
Saving Money on Groceries by Looking at your Receipt
Look at your receipts and the amount saved, and then go ahead and actually save that money…again. No coupon needed this time, just a little bit of discipline. Take that money to the bank. If your receipt states you saved $15 this trip by using coupons and store sales, take that literally! Transfer $15 into your savings account, IRA, piggy bank or whatever. Just imagine how much money you will have saved after a year. Now I know this is not for the faint of heart, but if you shop with coupons it a great way to get your savings account going.
Saving Money on Groceries AND Adding to Your Bank Account
Truly the coupon shopper who really wants to maximize savings in every way will do this. But just think how much extra money you will have for that vacation, car repairs, or just to have in case of emergency. But, like any of the frugal living ideas, you actually have to do it! No one will care if you save money on food and not deposit the savings into your savings account, except you, the coupon shopper extraordinaire. Even if you did this 50% of the time, it would still be significant. This is one of those saving money ideas the once your coupon shopping habits are set, it will be second nature. Start small, it’s ok. But think big. You can do it by saving money on groceries.