Couponing is new to me so of course its exciting and fun, but boy has it been addicting! I think my husband has started to get annoyed with my new hobby and I don’t blame him! Between the amount of time I spend researching deals and all the junk food that has entered my house in the last few weeks, I know I have a problem.
I ran across some great deals on junk food and bought a few things I definitely did not need. Things like swiss chocolate rolls and lots of candy bars for like .12. We don’t usually keep that kind of stuff in the house. Now that I am like 5lbs heavier because I have NO self-control I have decided I have to be much choosier with my couponing excursions. This was one of my complaints before I really got into couponing. It seems like there is an abundance of junk food coupons and just a few coupons for healthy fresh foods. I do have to say that I have got 1lb of strawberries for .49 a few times, that was super exciting!
I have been in the honeymoon phase so every deal seems amazing and I just have to take advantage of them all. Well not any more. Now that I have the hang of couponing and have a better idea of how cheap I can typically get items, I feel a little more in control.
Here are a few more things I have learned about couponing.
- Buy only things that you need or will use. Don’t get caught up in buying things like Fixodent just because it’s free. Unless of course someone close to you can benefit from the item.
- Don’t stock up on junk food just because its cheap. That $1 you spent on 8 snickers bars will come to bite you in your fat ass! Trust me from my own bad experience.
- If you have a good stock of an item don’t feel obligated to buy more just because its $2 off. That deal will come again I promise! I am trying to only purchase things now that I have a reasonable stock of if I can get for free or next to free. No need to tie up money on items that I wont use until a year from now.
- Be generous with you steals and deals! Couponing for me is much more fun when I get to share my goodies.