The coupons I tried to use at the grocery store were expired which frustrated me since grocery prices seem higher.
A quick stop at Jo-Ann’s for some needed interfacing left me paying full price because I found I’d left those coupons on my kitchen counter. While my interfacing was being cut, I thought about my need to organize my coupons more efficiently. And that’s when I saw free project handouts piled on the counter—and one was for making a coupon wallet.
Once home I made a quick selection of some pieces of fabric from my stash and made a new coupon wallet using the hand-out instructions.
Here’s my handy-dandy new coupon wallet.
I think the cover calls for a bit of embroidery so I’m going to think about what design to use, maybe simply my monogram.
I’ve been watching the rise in groceries, along with other things, and am rethinking my heretofore haphazard handling of our budget. Taking advantage of sales and using coupons more often may be helpful.
According to Kiplinger.com, “food and beverage prices are rising at a 4.4% annual rate. But dairy prices are up 13% (and 26% for a gallon of whole milk alone). Meanwhile, meat prices are up 6%, and bakery products are up 4.6%.”
Last night I looked online for advice about managing our grocery budget more economically. The following is just a few of the informational resources available; each has more links you can follow.
- Numerous posts by Clarice at Storybook Woods
- “Grocery Shopping: What Works for Me” at Cheap Healthy Good
- “CVS 101” at Money Saving Mom
- Chief Family Officer
- Mighty Bargain Hunter
- “More Bang for Your Coupon Buck” at Mommy Gets Paid
- Pat Veretto's Frugal Living Blog
- “The Frugal Freezer” at Savvy Frugality
- “The Art of Stockpiling” at Motherload