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Couponing 101 *Lesson 1* Why should we use coupons?

June 4, 2013

Couponing 101 *Lesson 1* Why should we use coupons?

Why should we use coupons?Many families embrace couponing to lower their budget, pay off bills, or to save for a nice vacation. All of these are great. It’s awesome to see your bills get lower and lower each month. 🙂 I believe though that there can be a bigger purpose involved. One of the main reasons that I use coupons is that so I can help others with what God has blessed me with.
II Corinthians 8:7  NIV
Just as you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us – see that you also excel in this grace of giving.Amplified

 Now as you abound and excel and are at the front in everything—in faith, in expressing yourselves, in knowledge, in all zeal, and in your love for us—[see to it that you come to the front now and] abound and excel in this gracious work [of almsgiving] also.

 

Jesus talks about giving throughout the Bible,  and I believe that it is the Churches responsibility to take care of those in need.

Using coupons has given me the ability to give more than I would have been able to had I not discovered a way to save money on things that I already buy.

It’s not even necessary to use coupons to save money. If your family doesn’t use coupons you can save a lot of money by paying attention to sales.  When everyone buys a little extra when something is on sale, it can go a long way to help those who need it most.  I also believe that while  it is important to give to those less fortunate, it’s also good to remember to teach them ways to take care of their family, and they can learn to give back as well.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some tips I’ve learned in the 4+ years that I’ve been couponing effectively.  I’ll try to post a couple lessons a week. My next lesson will be about taking things slowly. Using coupons doesn’t have to be time consuming or overwhelming, you don’t need a binder. In fact, I usually don’t  clip most of my coupons until I’m ready to make my shopping list. I’ll also be sharing items that are great for donations to Church food pantries, and other places that need donations as well.
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  1. June 4, 2013 3:28 am

    I am always clipping coupons but usually only use the ones for paper products and laundry products because the food that uses coupons is usually processed stuff and I try to avoid that as much as possible! I wish they had coupons for produce! Found you on the Facebook group Virginia Bloggers Club!

    • June 4, 2013 3:48 am

      I know what you mean, the best way that I save money on produce is by buying in season. When it’s in season, produce is at it’s freshest and it’s lowest price. 🙂 If you live near a Food Lion they have a $4/$20 purchase coupon (https://www.facebook.com/foodlion/app_306152866183803) that you load to your MVP card. I used that last week on meat and produce. 🙂 It’s a little harder to save money on those types of items but it can be done. There’s also coupons for all natural products such as Hormel Natural Choice lunchmeat, without the preservatives, and Perdue Simply Smart coupons were in yesterday’s paper. Simply Smart is perdue’s line of products without all the processed stuff.

      There are definitely more and more all natural and organic coupons coming out all the time. A really good website to go to for those types of coupons is http://www.mambosprouts.com

      Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

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