It's silly but I don't remember having ever bought one before. I know that the ginormous Sunday papers have a ton of coupons in them BUT if they're not for things I'd normally buy what good will it do me? The paper was $2 and I figured the gamble as to whether or not there'd be $2 worth of coupons I could use to break even was a pretty good one. There are. Yay! I've broke even and now I have some future wrapping paper too. I'll probably paper mache with my boy sometime this month now too. I'd say it was a worthwhile $2 spent.
Not that anyone is biting their nails in suspense but if I remember to at a later date I'll disclose my full savings from the newspaper purchase. I know: how exciting. Seriously folks I just don't use coupons unless they're the ones that print out at the register at the end of a purchase. I will try my darnedest to only buy things I need. That's one down side of coupons I think. You have a scrap of paper that will save you $1 on this box of yumminess but you would not have normally bought that box of yumminess. Thus you've spent $3 or so that you would not have otherwise. I don't consider that a savings.
For those who are wondering (because I know some of you are) we don't do the digital coupons (or whatever they're called) because we don't have cell phones. And I don't print off coupons at home because we haven't used our home printer in years. Last time it ran out of ink we didn't purchase more... why is ink so expensive anyhow? Is it like tears from gold? The computer we used to have the printer hooked up to took a dump several years back. Shoot I don't even know if the printer works any longer or if we have hookups for it to this laptop. Okay, I'm brain spewing now. Anyhow, we don't print off coupons either.
Average daily spending for March: $15.40
*quick note: I just cut most of the coupons from the paper and there're $6 worth of coupons for items I buy on a regular basis so I definitely broke even. I clipped $10.50 worth of coupons for items I do not normally buy but that would be comparable to ones I do (like a different brand toothpaste or shampoo). And I clipped $6 worth of Starbucks K-cup coupons that I will place on the shelf in the store. Shoot $6, who ever can use those two coupons, more power to you!