OK, well, first off, thank you for letting me whine last post. I realize it’s unattractive, especially when whining over not having the best of something I’m totally lucky to have in the first place. I recognize all of that. But it was still frustrating me, and I’m someone who has to talk about things. Once I do, and get it out, I feel better, and it doesn’t bother me anymore. So that was just a massive brain dump of what is really a minor frustration, but has been niggling at me while totally stressed about other things and thus got blown out of proportion.
So in short: Thanks for listening to my temper-tantrum.
Moving on, I’m now a stay at home…wife. Anyhoo, I’m going to be shopping more. And our income is smaller. And I really want to get into the coupon game that many of you blog about. ’cause it seems like, when done right, it can be awesome! My problem is I have noooooo idea how to do it right. None. At all. I’ve always been in the, “Well I’ve got a coupon, but I can just buy store-brand for less anyway, so why use it?” or the “Is it really worth digging through a bajillion papers to save $0.20 on something?” categories of coupon-users. But then I read about some of you who save all kinds of money, and I want to be like you!
Shameless begging: How do you do it??? Can you point me somewhere? Give me advice? I live in the Seattle-area, I don’t even know if most coupons are national or regional!
Any input would be very, very appreciated!