or…more specifically, how to save your family money as a Stay at Home Mom!
I used to work as an IT Customer Relations Senior Manager. This was a professional role that brought with it many long hours and a nice size paycheck. So, when we made the decision that I would stay home with our son, we knew we’d have to adjust our spending habits.
I remember my mom clipping coupons when I was younger. Even as a child, I loved the idea of saving money just by taking the time to cut out a piece of paper. Well, now we live in the country and far from a major city. So, we don’t get a Sunday paper with coupons to clip. That said, I’m not sure how many families get the print edition of the paper anymore vs. the online edition. Anyhow, without a printed paper with coupons, I needed an alternative. I found two!
- Walmart’s Savings Catcher
I started using the Savings Catcher app over a year ago and have received more than $150.00 back! That’s right, I saved our family $150.00 just by scanning in a receipt after doing our shopping at Walmart. Easy Peasy.
Coupons.com has been another great option for us! I don’t need to hunt down each vendor’s website to see if they have any coupons. I just go to coupons.com and search in the department that the item falls under. For example, if I need baby food, I look under the baby/toddler department. I add the coupon to my cart and after I’ve added all the coupons I want, I print them. The first time I used coupons.com, I saved $14.00 on items we buy on a regular basis. The coupons add up fast! It takes less than ten minutes total for me to print the coupons and use them at the store. I keep them in an envelope and then put them into my wallet as I pick up the item at the store. This is an important step for me since there are many times that I don’t get through our shopping list due to someone acting up. I save those coupons for the next trip.
What ways have you found to save your family money?