Back in March, I decided to learn more about coupons. I would set a budget each month for groceries but I would always seemed to go over that limit! I needed to do something to help out our budget so I spent some time researching coupons.
The first couple of months I stayed on target with my budget. I was a little disappointed but then I remembered how much I had been going over each month - so this was a small start in savings.
This past month of August was the best month so far in this coupon venture. I tried to be diligent and intentional in my grocery spending and I actually came in $150 under budget!! Couponing does take time and research but they pay-off is totally worth it!
When I decided to start doing coupons, I knew I needed to spend time learning about the whole process. So I spent a couple of months reading other blogs and websites. Here are a few of my favorites:
Mommy Snacks - Her site has great strategies for savings and walks you through step-by-step in how to get started.
Mojo Savings - This site updates all the time with great deals.
Money Saving Mom - Great ideas about savings and living frugally.
There are several more sites I use that I will try and list later. It's easy to get started and to start trimming you budget!