An Experiment…

I’m doing an experiment… One thing I miss about getting the paper when we were in AZ was the Sunday paper coupons. Of course, I got my paper for free then since I was doing a route, but I’ve been wondering if using the coupons would total enough in a month to pay for the subscription. So, here begins my experiment. My weekend subscription to the Sheb. Press costs just over $9 a month –I figure if I am diligent, I can pretty easily recoup that in a month. If it winds up being more savings than that –I just may spring for a daily subscription :). We’ll see…

Oh –one more thing I realized recently. I used to not use coupons because 90 percent of the time, the store brand wound up being cheaper even compared with the name brand + coupon, so I figured it wasn’t worth the time. Now that we live near an Aldi –I figured it was totally useless. Then I realized that the secret to making coupons work is to team them with sales. Duh. Should be fun! Now, if only we lived near a CVS pharmacy again. If you do, check out their “extra care” program and some tips at MoneySavingMom. I found out about the program by accident, and even without trying wound up with a $25 gift card once or twice in Arizona. Things really add up if you do all your prescriptions there as well –with me being on Synthroid, and three kids, one of whom is prone to ear infections, it added up very quickly. If you know how to play the game, you could do even better than I did and make your out-of-pocket expenses at CVS next to nothing.