Is Couponing Worth it?
Dave Ramsey wrote an article about how you need to decide for yourself if couponing is worth it. My advice like his is you have to find your balance and determine for yourself.
Here is why Couponing is worth it for me.
I am not an extreme couponer like those seen on TLC’s Extreme Couponing Show but I do know how to save my family around $200 a week.
I don’t spend countless hours on searching and clipping and shopping in fact when I do spend time its a maximum of 5 hours at the most each week. So if you account for how much I save a week and how much time I spend on saving for my own family its as if I was working for $40 an hour not many can say they get paid that much an hour.
I spend most of my time between 9-4 on my blog helping you save money but keep in mind my princess is only half day schooling and half week plus we have errands to run and seem to do alot all the time so during that time I only spend maybe 3 hrs each day. Sunday mornings early I spend about 4hrs before most of you are awake. I spend about 1-2 hours at night depending on the day.
Do you I make money off my blog yes and yes I do make money off others that I work on as well. Its not alot but its enough right now for us to get by until our situation changes.
So between what I work on my blog and the amount I make plus the time I spend on saving with coupons, its totally worth it.
As I say in my coupon classes you will only get out of saving on how much you are willing to put into it.
I should mention I have been couponing for almost 4 hrs and so now I don’t have to coupon all the time and I can spot deals. I know what my family needs, uses and how much over certain periods of times. I have a good sense of when sales happen not to mention its easy when you have picture proofs!
Is couponing worth it for you?