Extreme Couponing Tip: See the Bright Side of Couponing
This week’s Extreme Couponing Tip is about seeing the bright side of couponing and trying not to compare what you’ve got to what others have. Everything from comparing regional coupons to comparing different store sales and coupon policies is often a habit of a couponer, but I’m challenging you to stay focused and positive on our overall goal–to save money, no matter what the circumstance!
I admit it, I do it sometimes. I see awesome Buy One Get Free Deals at Publix (where they allow you to use TWO coupons on a BOGO sale) and find myself wishing we had a Publix in the Northeast. But then I remember we have ShopRite, where most stores (I know, not all) double coupons up to $1.50. I can go on and on. King Kullen doubles up to (5) $1.00 coupons per transaction, some stores will triple coupons, some stores only double coupons up to $1.00, some only take (2) Internet Coupons, some take as many as you can bring in, etc.
As tempting as it is, there is no reason to compare what you don’t have to what others have. We won’t get anywhere in life doing that. Let’s stop and see the positives in what we DO have. We need to appreciate and be thankful for the deals we have and remember that every region has different positives and negatives. We have to see it this way–any type of savings is a plus, no matter how great or small. No matter where you live and no matter what store you shop at, there will always be SOME way to save money and that is something to get excited about 🙂
Now it’s your turn. Share a POSITIVE way you save money at your local grocery and drug stores! You never know, you might leave a tip for another reader that will really help them out.
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