The last Mommies Making Money post got some attention and that’s when the idea of a double threat hit me. Mommies Saving Money. Making money and saving money at the same time would be fabulous, wouldn’t it?
I’m sure you don’t need me to inform you that this economy is in the toilet. I’m not a stats person, as far as remembering and quoting them goes. But I do enjoy looking at them. I like watching the stats for my blogs go up every month, that’s for sure. And thank you very much! But I don’t like economical type stats. Or real estate stats. You look at them, see the arrows and trends pointing downward and you know we’re in a pickle. No fun, there.
When I was single I used coupons a lot. I used to cut them out for Mom when I was a kid… when I got my first apartment, the highlight of my week was running out to get the paper on Sunday, grabbing a My Favorite Muffin, and sprawling out on the floor of my kitchen/living room/dining room, (It was a small apartment!) and clipping. It reminded me of clipping for Mom, but it also got me excited about being a big girl and saving money. Getting the apartment guaranteed that I didn’t have any to spend, so making the dollar stretch became the substitute for shopping at the mall.
Somewhere along the lines, though,I started making more money and having extra to spare. I didn’t continue clipping coupons or shopping for deals justifying that “my time is worth more money than that”. What a moron. I thought I was so smart and evolved, and in some ways I was, but do you ever look back in wonder at your own naivete?
Too bad I lost my coupon excitement all those years ago. But it’s never too late! I am getting back to the basics and adding coupon clipping and bargain hunting to my money-making-mama strategies.
Pillsbury has $27.30 worth of savings available in September and it’s all the really good stuff… frozen cookie dough, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, pastries, pizza rolls, Progresso products, Old El Paso, cereal, yogurt bars, Yo-Plus yogurt and more!
Kellogg’s has a full rebate on Frosted Mini Wheats right now.
Kraft has Oreo ice cream free with the purchase of $15 of cake goodies. PLUS they have those super cute Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirts there, sponsored by Jell0, Cool Whip, and Philadelphia cream cheese.
There! That should get us started.
Do you clip coupons? Have you always? Share with us your dollar stretching tips!