So the latest rage is this whole clipping coupons and saving tons of money. I really think it's a good idea, just not for me. After watching an Opera episode of the "coupon mom" she broke everything down on how and what to do. Also LeeAnn and mom are big into right now. But here is the problem that I face. #1 A large majority of the coupons in the paper or from store ads are not things that I normally buy, so if I buy the item that the coupon is for and only pay just a little for what the item normally costs, am I really saving any money because if I just didn't buy the item at all I would have not spent any money! So really its not that I am saving money just spending it on things that we just don't eat.(Side note, yes I am brand picky which is probably the biggest problem, but hey, I can't help it if I am stuck on buy certain items) #2 The items that I do normally buy, I forget about my coupon in my purse and it just ends up with a mess of a purse and no saved money because you actually have to give the coupon to the cashier in order for it to save you money (leaving it in the bottom of your purse for months just leads to a very distraught looking coupon that has long since expired)
Now one thing I am good at is clothes saving. I am in a wedding at the end of July and the bridemaids are to wear a black dress. I am super excited to announce that I now have a very cute little black dress and that little black dress was priced at a whopping $165. Now before you die, the dress was marked down to $50 and with my $25 off gift card I only paid $25 for it. Now with all that money I saved I can go for the BCBG shoes I have been eye-ing for the past month!