I have used coupon before even having a baby. But, my husband had the thought of spending more things you don't need by using coupons. He said it's a way manufacturers and groceries in luring you to spend more money.
On August of 2008, my daughter Olivia was born. Using coupons never really occured on my mind. But, as much diapers and formula we use I realize it's time to do it.
How did I stumble upon using coupons? One day while I was waiting for my husband's dental check-up I started browsing a magazine and talked about how to save some money. It listed some helpful websites you can go to. So, when we came home I checked the websites. One of them was thegrocerygame.com I thought it's pretty cool but you have to pay every eight weeks. So, I never really pursued it. Then, my neighbor Lara who also has a baby have been using it. So, I decided to give it a try. Thanks to her introduction to couponing that I am taking it seriously now because it saves me at least 60-80% in formula and diaper expense not to mention groceries.
I would also like to commend my husband for his support now that he'd seen how much we saved by using coupons.
So, the challenge is to get baby items or/and groceries for less or even free. I will have $20/week to spend on groceries, $20/week on baby formula and diaper per week. Wish me luck!