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Grocery Geek Presents: Catching Up on Coupons
Posted By Jessica Fisher On July 24, 2010 @ 1:24 am In Grocery Geek | 14 Comments
 So last week I told you that I was going to try to squeak through two weeks without a big grocery trip . I didn’t think I could do it. But, the flu hit a few of us midweek and so that made it really easy. Who wants to go out when your head is spinning and you feel a little nauseated? Yeah, good times.
Instead, I cleaned out our school room/office, another good time, and found all sorts of stray coupons and coupon inserts that needed to be clipped.
If you missed my couponing adventures series , you’ll probably want to go back and catch up. It’s a detailed explanation of how I go about finding, sorting, and matching coupons to sales  so that I can save money on groceries every month. Coupons are not necessarily for everyone, but they can help.
Used to be that I shopped everywhere each week with coupons clutched tightly in hand. I was highly motivated to get out of debt. And couponing helped us get through a rough time and without losing our shirts. I still rely on coupons to help us save a substantial amount of money each month.
I’ve found that as family life gets fuller, I don’t have the time or the energy to make the rounds to all 8 stores that I might otherwise shop each week: CVS, Walgreens, Albertsons, Ralphs, Vons, Costco, Walmart, Target. I do end up at each of those stores at least once every six weeks, some more often than others depending on our family’s needs and the store sales.
And if I’ve got my coupons ready and organized, then I can just go when the window of opportunity opens. More times than not, though, I leave my couponing to the last minute. Not super wise.
Here’s what I do to catch up when my couponing habits have lagged.
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