Money Saving Tips
Broke Girls Have Hobbies: Couponing
What 23 year old says their hobby is couponing? This girl does! Couponing is my #1 money saving tip and how I find myself not totally broke all the time! Now I’m certainly not “extreme” like those people you see on TLC getting 1,000s of things for literally $1.00 but I do get some good deals on a weekly basis.
I was raised on saving money and shopping clearance racks. And while my mom always cut coupons she was never super serious about it. So when I was close to graduation and had no serious job prospects in site I took up couponing as my job.
And while unemployed I was able to coupon a pretty size-able stockpile. One that my boyfriend and I could live off of for quite a few months. And despite having a more than full time job now I still keep up with couponing, just not as intensely.
It is a lot of work cutting coupons and finding deals but social media and blogs sure make it easier. I follow a lot of great people on Instagram that post deals and clearance finds.
So I’ll never again pay for shampoo or conditioner. Nail polish? Forget it! Toothpaste? Razors? Shaving cream? Nope – won’t ever pay for those again – thanks to couponing I can get them for free.
My boyfriend tells me to give it up and stop being so cheap – but I really do enjoy the thrill of the hunt and finding a good deal!
Do you coupon regularly? Let me know in the comments how your hobby is saving you money!