Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Using Coupon Books to Save Money
Every year, I try to find one of these types of coupon books. They are often sold as fundraisers for youth groups or other organizations,so the first good thing about buying a coupon book is you are helping a worthwhile organization! This year, I was having trouble finding one so I put out an ad on our local Facebook page where things are bought and sold and asked if anyone was selling one. Fortunately for me, a friend of mine saw I was looking for one and one of her daughter's friends was selling one. We met, I gave her $20.00 and voila! Coupon book! Last time I bought a coupon book, they were $10.00. Everything is going up!
This is a thick little booklet. The coupons, in my opinion are very hard to use as a booklet, so I sift through the booklet and take out the coupons that I think I will use during the year. I put them in little packets for areas or restaurants so they are easily accessible. There are freebie coupons, massage coupons, haircut coupons etc etc. I will definitely get more than $20.00 worth of coupons out of this book!
This is a win/win/win. The kids raise money for their groups, the businesses get frequented and I save money. It doesn't get better than that! Happy Savings!