Every week in 2013, I’ll be sharing a different way you can save $100 this year. If you do all of these things, you’ll be able to save over $5,000 this year alone! Many of these things will likely be things you’re already doing, but hopefully all of you will pick up at least a few new ideas or some inspiration from this series.
Coupons are a great way to save a lot of money on your grocery bill, but they can be hard to keep up with. Clipping, sorting, and organizing coupons takes time — time that you might not feel you have right now.
Well, don’t despair! I have a very simple tip for you today to help be able to use coupons even if you don’t want to mess with buying the newspaper, clipping the coupons, and keeping them all organized.
Enter, the coupon database. This is a database of all printable and other coupons currently available.
You can access the coupon database at the top of this blog under the “Coupons” header.
You can search for any brand name or item name. For instance, you can search for bread and it will pull up all bread coupons available. Or, you can search for a specific brand name, such as “Nature’s Own bread” and will only pull up the coupons available for Nature’s Own bread (if there are any available).
Save Money on Groceries in Less Than 10 Minutes Each Week
The coupon database is one of the most effective and efficient ways to save money on groceries. Just plan your menu and grocery list and then, before heading to the store, search the coupon database for items you’re already planning to buy. In less than 10 minutes, you can print coupons for what you were already going to buy and easily save at least $5 for 10 minutes’ of effort (or less!).
If you have time, also check the deals at your local stores on your favorite local blog site. These two things can take you less than 15 minutes total and can save you at least $10 per week on your grocery bill. That’s the equivalent of saving $40 per hour — and it’s tax free money!
Even if you don’t have time to spend on extensive couponing, you can still save money by using coupons. Best of all, when you print coupons for things you were already planning to buy, you know that your time was well spent since you’re not chasing down deals on things you may not end up using!