Okay, I know I'm not the only one who has rolled her eyes and let out a huge sigh while awaiting for that couponing diva to go through dozens of coupons while I must bite my lip and endure....Can you relate?
(No offense "couponwifey," just being honest :) )
Now, I don't intend to be negative (remember this is a site for encouragement.) On one hand, it appears to waste my valuable time while this couponer takes part in this time consuming experience. OR I could slow down my normal high-paced flow and be a little convicted about ways I too can save my family more money (?)
I do recognize that I AM NOT a natural couponer, YET I know many ways that could potentially save some serious bucks for our family. Like taking a day to plan, shop and prepare "convienence foods" to be frozen (see picture below)
Earlier this week, I was super duper rushing with a small window of time to do an enormous amount of shopping.
I desperately want to get back into meal planning and cooking from scratch, but in this case, Tyson made things too irresistable. So I bought the convience pack and later spent less than 10 minutes to put the veggies, roast & seasonings in the slow cooker to begin cooking.
Now, with hopes to save money, I will set a day aside with my girls to do about 5 convienent meals for freezing/refridgerating. This is similar to the time I experimented with my once a week massive preparation/cooking day. Whenever I schedule it this time around, I want to chop up fruit to be frozen for quick morning smoothies and probably make some enchiladas and a vegetable rice dish.
So, the moral of the story is that those early morning couponers did frustrate me at first, but I turned that obstacle into an opportunity.
What about you...How do you view couponers?