Q: How much time do you spend couponing? I don't feel like I have time for anything else!
A: I'll be honest here. Couponing is not sitting down five minutes before you go to the store and clipping two coupons for things you have on your list. I mean, you can do that, and you might save a whole dollar, but if you really want to see a difference in your budget, it does require some time and preparation. The more time you put into it, the more you'll save. The longer you coupon, the easier it gets and the less time you'll spend actually clipping and preparing for shopping trips. I would say I spend around an hour a week. This hour is spent in front of my TV watching one of my favorite DVRed shows and I'm done before I know it. (The way I like to exercise too!) Also, I'd say I spend an extra hour per month, usually at the beginning of the month, going through my binder and pulling out expired coupons. I may sit down for a just a couple of minutes every other day to check for any new printable coupons. I'd say it also takes an extra five minutes when shopping with coupons, if your organzied. So at the most, I spend about five hours a month couponing and I save HUNDREDS of dollars! Well worth the time spent!
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