The following is a guest post from my dear, frugal friend and frequent guest blogger, Susan.
I used to get the Sunday paper delivered to my house. Then I did some math. I was paying the same amount as if I had bought it at the grocery store or gas station. When I got that paper I felt I had to go and buy the “great deals” that were advertised. So, I called and canceled my subscription. While I missed the routine of getting in the paper, I found many ways to find info I needed for the week.
I don’t have cable so I only need to know what is on the free channels. The website TitanTV lets you put in your zip code and shows you what is on TV in your area. I don’t look more than a day in advance and have found myself watching less TV.
Target and Kohls (and most other places) have a link on their web page to their weekly sale flyer. You can look at them there without having to recycle all that extra paper. Some sites even have coupons or free sample offers, too.
Grocery Store Flyers
This was a little trickier. One of the local stores has “store coupons” in the paper a long with their ad. I found that by going to their website, I was able to print them off instead of cutting them out of the paper.
The other stores in the area put their flyers on the websites just like Target. If they have a coupon in the insert, I can pick one up in the store when I get there.
I found that most of the items I had coupons for were items I didn’t buy. Either the store brand was cheaper or it was something I could live without. However, I love the coupons I print off the Internet. If you are new to this site or internet coupons, please use the “Coupons” link at the top of this page, visit the blue box on the right sidebar of this page or just type in “coupons” in a search engine and you will be amazed!
www.noaa.gov. Need I say more?
I found that the weekend news wasn’t news. It was mostly just fluff. If the nightly news and NPR’s morning edition can’t fill me in on the information I need, I don’t need to know.
If you love your paper, don’t give it up! There is something wonderful about turning the pages and smelling the ink. However, if it’s not something you are in love with it might be worth it to save the money for something you do love.
~ Guest Blogger Susan