I’m pleased to announce that Dana is the commentor of the week! She left a comment on the announcement about including more coupon insert information in posts with a great idea:
My thoughts on the coupons – I cut out all of the coupons that I am sure I will use, a lot that I think I will use. Then I file the flier in case the blogs (mostly yours) alert me to a smokin deal on something that I normally would not buy, but will use. That way I still have the coupon, but do not waste a lot of time cutting coupons that I most likely will not use. Thanks for all your hard work, I have cut my grocery bill from $250+/week to about $185.
I have been thinking about doing this exact same thing! I really find that clipping and filing my coupons by category is the only way for me to do it, but there are times that I buy multiple inserts and know that I probably won’t use four coupons for a certain brand of hair care, but want to keep it around, just in case.
So, I think I’m going to start doing exactly what Dana suggested – I’m going to clip the coupons I think I might use (which is still going to be the majority of them), and then file the rest of the inserts by date, so I still have access to all the coupons but don’t have to fill up my coupon box with them.
Thanks for the great tip, Dana! To thank you for your contribution, I’m going to send you an extra copy of this week’s coupon inserts. Hope there’s a bunch of ones you need this week! :)