When I first started Family Friendly Frugality, I knew I wanted to approach frugal living from a very relaxed and welcoming mindset. I wanted to create a blog about frugal living that didn’t leave people feeling overwhelmed or less than when they walked away.
The main complaint I hear about saving money nowadays is that it is too darn overwhelming to know where to begin. If you have $20,000 in credit card debt, is clipping a few coupons realistically going to make much of an impact to your bottom line? If you are drowning in student loans and house payments, is living within your means even possible?
The answer to all of the above is yes. While the small things you do might not add up to financial freedom, they do make a big difference. Some of them will chip away at your debt or create more wiggle room in a tight budget. Some of them will simply give you more confidence and a self esteem boost, proving to yourself that you can save money!
So I am starting a Make a Change Monday series where I will simply give you one task to work on for the week. You might already be doing it…so you get to skip that week! If not though, try it out and see if it makes a difference! I’ll keep them small manageable changes that don’t require a lot of effort or learning the drugstore game .
This week’s Make A Change Task:
Print some coupons and score some freebies! Hurry!
Everyone knows that the best place to find coupons is in your Sunday newspaper. However, you can also find some really amazing coupons online! Now, I’m going to assume that if you are following my blog, you know I post printable coupons and freebies a lot. You might have noticed that sometimes I mention that you should *hurry*! Or that this coupon or freebie is *Hot*!
I’m not doing that just to be fancy ;).
The truth is, being thrifty is pretty darn trendy nowadays and printable coupons & freebies hit their limits much more quickly then they did when I first started couponing.
To ensure you don’t miss out on any great deals, if you see a freebie or coupon for a product you are interested in…don’t delay! Just grab it. Remember that you can hit your browser’s back button in most cases and print two coupons.
Freebies often come with coupons as well. So if you are groaning about adding yet another 1 oz packet of body lotion to your growing collection, remember that it might just come with a high value coupon.
Don’t print coupons or sign up for freebies that your family won’t use, but if you see something that you might use? Don’t hesitate!
The best way to keep up with all the freebies and coupons I post in real time is by following me on Facebook. The truth is, the world of couponing and freebie snagging has gotten crazy popular nowadays. Up your game by grabbing those high value coupons and awesome freebies right when they go live!
To ensure that you don’t have to waste time signing up and registering for the various sites I tend to grab freebies and coupons from, you can sign up now:
Facebook (these giveaways go FAST!)
Grocery Coupon Network (click the banner below to register)
Previous Make a Change Monday Tasks.