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(This is a re-post and a great reminder….)

Do you ever feel like you just can’t compete with the posts that show “$200 worth of products for just 2ยข”? Ever feel like you are failing compared to other couponers?

My advice to you – Don’t Compare Yourself to the Jones’!!

I used to do this – big time! It was horrible. I would come home from the grocery store and feel like I failed because I didn’t get it all for only a few dollars – even though I had saved 50% or more!

Focus on Your Family

I was cutting my family’s grocery budget in half – and that was our goal! Once I stopped focusing on what everyone else was doing, I was able to be content with our goals and spending.

Pick and Choose

I still love to get products for free or better than free – and do so often. But I don’t feel as though I have to do all the deals and money savings tips that are published out there on the web. I pick and choose what is right for our family. This is what I want for you.

Try to think of the ways to save as a buffet. You pick and choose what fits in with your family dynamics.

Set Goals

You need to have some goals in mind of what you are trying to accomplish by couponing. Do you want to cut 50% off your monthly grocery budget? Are you saving for a vacation? Do you need to cut your monthly bills by $400? Write your goals down. Make them specific. Make them attainable.

Let’s face it, couponing and going out to get the deals takes time. Hopefully, we help you save time by bringing you a lot of the great deals in one place. Mike and I both work full time and have 4 boys – there is no possible way we could run out and do every deal that we see. We have had to learn to work the deals that work for us.

Find Your ‘Mojo’

It is our desire that you will find your ‘Mojo’ – your groove if you will – in the couponing world. Go get your ‘Mojo’ on and remember, the best deal is your deal – the one that works for your family’s dynamics!

  1. Thanks for this–sometimes I feel as what you said–but now trying to do what is Best for me and Melinda

  2. Awesome advice. It really made my day. I just started getting serious about “couponing” about 8 weeks ago. So far I’ve spent about the same amount each week on groceries BUT I have completely stocked every cabinet, pantry, laundry room, refrig, and freezer. We’ve gone from no food & supplies to a serious abundance. It’s a great feeling. Now that we’re stocked up I’m looking forward to spending less and putting some money aside for the first time ever. Thanks for all of your posts & tips!

  3. Great advice! I had never thought of it this way. I beat myself up for not finding a “better” deal, but it really is no different than comparing yourself to the Joneses in any other category.

  4. I agree with you completely! I think more people don’t use coupons because they feel like they need to keep up with every deal to save – but that’s not the case! Thanks for highlighting this ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Thanks for the advice! and to be honest i didnt have a goal. but i know i need to! thanks for the deals you show us. It really is appreciated

  6. Yes, well said, great post!

  7. Bravo! Bingo! Bullseye! You put into words what has most likely gone through the hearts and minds of all of us “couponers” out here. Thank you for all you do because, YES, we all benefit greatly from your hard work. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Very well said ! Thanks again for all YOU do for US !

  9. Thanks for sharing this. That’s exactly how I feel when I read a couponer’s blog and she only paid a few pennies for every transaction she did.
    Your advice just hit me right, and I’m glad that we or some of us share the same experience. Afterall, I don’t want to be getting insane trying to catch all the deals.
    Thanks again for the right words, and for all the deals you’re sharing.

  10. This came at the perfect time! I am a recent couponer and let me tell you when I see people buy the same or close to the same thing I did but they spent way less then me… I’m always asking myselt what did I do wrong and totally feel defeated! But after reading this post (which btw I am going to blog about because it needs to be spread everywhere!!!) it has me seeing things in a new light!! Thank you! Also what is important to remember that we are all in different regions too… so difference in prices definitely make a big difference when it comes to your over all OOP expense!!

  11. Thanks so much for the inspiration that I’m still doing a great job of saving, no matter what the “Jones'” are doing. I have my personal item savings down pat, just can’t seem to get my grocery shopping on the same page. Thanks for keeping me motivated to keeping up the good work on my own “mojo”!

  12. Well written! Thanks for your blog and the time it took for this post!

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