Welcome to Saddle Up For Savings. I’m very excited to share deals and money saving tips with you! There are so many great reasons to try to save money. Besides the obvious, a main reason I love to use coupons is because of the feeling you get when you have just gotten items FREE or very cheap at the grocery store or saved 50% at Mrs. London’s Bakery because you had a Living Social voucher. With what seems like more and more regulations in our everyday lives I find it empowering to be able to take financial matters into my own hands and pay what I want to for items my family needs.
Before I started using coupons I thought an enormous coupon binder and hours upon hours of organization and cutting out coupons were needed to save substantial money. This isn’t true! While it’s great to maintain a coupon binder and those who do may sometimes save a bit more money than I do, I don’t use one. Like many other busy people I just don’t want to spend the time on it nor that level of organization. But the good news is that you don’t need a coupon binder or to spend hours upon hours each week in order to save money. Anyone can use coupons, it’s quick and easy to do! For example, during the week of 6/24, Price Chopper has Heluva Good Dip on sale for $1.50. I printed 4 $0.75 off manufacturer coupons from giantfoodstores.com that will each double to $1.50 off = 4 FREE. It’s that easy! Dips have a pretty good shelf life so I’ll use these for BBQs this summer.
Besides using coupons to save on groceries there are many other ways to save money that I look forward to blogging about on Saddle Up For Savings:
Local restaurant and retail coupons
Free fun family activities in the Saratoga Springs area
Saving on Organic and Wholesome foods – there are many great coupons for produce and other healthy foods
Living Social and Groupon deals for local restaurants and retailers
Using digital coupons
Freebies plus much more!
Please join me in my savings and feel free to ask questions, leave comments or even share a deal of your own!
Here are a few of my favorite current coupons:
• FREE Exterior Hoffman Carwash (an $8 value that may be used towards a carwash upgrade). Join their email list at hoffmancarwash.com to receive your coupon via email.
• FREE $5 to spend at The Gap via iPhone or Android. Copy and paste this address into your browser: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150977550534725&set=a.76769489724.73955.14856729724&type=1. Then follow the instructions to get the free $5 and download the Wrapp App on your Smart phone. The $5 will show up with a unique barcode to scan in store and expires one month from download. I was at the Gap downtown yesterday and they had a lot of kids clothes and accessories on sale for $4.99 and up!
• $5/$35 at Leon’s Mexican Restaurant – leonsmexicanrestaurant.com (not valid during track season)
• Plus, there are some great coupons right here on saratoga.com!
Do you use coupons?