Are you frugal or stingy?
Would someone describe you as miserly?
What happened to the man who filled his store houses with grain?
If you store it up what use is it?
Frugal with regards to couponing means buying what you need without becoming miserly and selfish. God is faithful to give and take away. For this reason I ask myself, how much will we use?
Frugal means knowing how much your family needs of something so you can buy enough to last you. Not till Armageddon but perhaps until that item goes on sale again. Think of your families eating habits. How many jars of pasta sauce do you use in say a 4 week time period? Well, then you’d better buy that many especially if you shop at Albertson’s.
If you don’t shop at Albertson’s take heart, I have noticed in watching the various store ads, that stores compete. This means that while Barilla brand pasta sauce is on a super deal at Albertson’s this week it is likely to be on a great deal at a different store next week. So, check all the store ads and know that the deals will come to your store so you can plan. Couponing hasn’t changed what I buy so much as when I buy it.
Also, I noticed the local paper, The Mirror had a $10 off $50 for both Albertson’s and Winco! So, while your busy buying things on store special with your coupons go ahead and max it out by using one of these dandy $10 off coupons. Keep your eyes peeled. It took me 10 seconds to clip a coupon that saved me $10! That is a good use of my time. 🙂
Today I went to Albertson’s for groceries because they had a buy one get one free event on meat. Combined with the $10 off coupon and the $0.50 pasta sauce I felt it was worth my time. Here’s my receipt showing the savings of $54.67! Wahoo!
Dear Lord, this couponing thing seems like quite the learning process. Thank you that not only is it possible with very little time commitment but that I really do save money. I pray I will use this gift to be frugal and steward the money you give me well. Amen.