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Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Joys of Saving Money

Couponing is now a verb. Keeping in mind that part of the text in the title of my blog, is Money Saving, it shouldn’t be surprising that I am doing a post on coupons.

I don’t think you need to be either indigent or retired to clip coupons although sadly those two things often go hand in hand. Even the phrase clipping coupons has passed out of the vernacular as many coupons are now printed not clipped. I particularly like grocery coupons that I can redeem for double the face value as long as it is under $0.99. I have been sneered at for couponing by those who feel that coupon clipping (or printing) is demeaning. Au contraire I say, it makes no sense to leave money on the table. If you are planning on purchasing dinner rolls and you can save $1.50 off of your favorite brand by clipping a coupon, you have to be an idiot not to save the money. Admittedly prior to being retired, I didn’t have as much time to seek out coupons as I do now. I didn’t need to read all of the columnists at the AARP site to realize saving money with coupons makes serious sense.

Coupons aren’t just for groceries or hard goods. You can use coupons for travel. Travelocity provides coupons that you can use for vacations. Inputting a Travelocity promotion code can save not just the couple of bucks you can save at the grocery store but can save you a couple of hundred bucks on your vacation.

Savings.com just doesn’t list coupons, they have a blog and they have interesting links as well. My favorite column on their blog is Wacky Product Of the Week. I suspect I will be one of the geeks lined up to buy the Transformer thumb drives after all I was one of the few adults I ever saw to have a Decepticon decal on the back of my car.

The bottom line on money savings is that it pays to clip, print and redeem coupons. It can save you a ton of money, there are a wealth of websites that can point you in the right direction or print the coupons right to your printer. Savings.com, the site that brought you this post, is one of my favorites.

1 comment:

Guy D. Copes III said...

Glad you like the Wacky Product of the Week. Expect plenty more goofiness to come. I looked through your blog and really like what I've read so far. All the best, Guy Copes (GCapes @ savings.com). :)

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