Use coupons, especially on products you would be buying anyway). There are coupons everywhere (in stores, in the newspaper, online) so you can find them for most products. Also, look for stores that will double coupons for even more savings!
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I found $1.00 off coupons today!! The shakes usually cost $4.96 for 4, and using a coupon they are only $3.96. I LOVE these shakes, they are my start of each day!! So today I bought a $100.00 worth using coupons!!
When I started using coupons, I was discouraged that I couldn't use a coupon for every item bought. Then I realized that some items were actually less w/o a coupon which led me to a secret of true savings. I still shop sales and try to attach coupons when I can but instead of counting money saved, I divide total items purchased, found at the bottom of the receipt, into total $ spent. This gives me $/item. I am giddy when I spend only $1.50 for laundry soap, meat, beauty care, etc!
Always shop with coupons. On average I save 15 to 25 dollars every two weeks by using coupons. But do not buy something you do not need or you wouldn't normally buy just because you have a coupon. That is a way to actually spend more money.
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