I managed to save some money this week but not nearly as much as I had hoped. Hopefully, you guys have some great money saving stories for me.
This week, I saved money by:

Taking my lunch to work. My goal is to take my lunch to work at least 4x a week and only eat out once a week. Of course, if my boss is taking me to lunch, that doesn't count. This week, I only brought my lunch three days and I went out to lunch two days. I did manage to save money by drinking water instead of ordering a soda.

Using the library
. I went to the bookstore the other day and saw a couple of books that I wanted to read. One of them was $18.95 and the other was $13.95. I went to the library and checked the books out for free and saved myself $32.90 plus tax. Why purchase a book that you may only read once or twice when you can get it for free?

Using Coupons
. Last Sunday's paper was full of coupons on items I use regularly. I managed to save enough to cover the cost of the paper and a save a few more dollars. One important thing to remember when using coupons is that if you were not planning to purchase the item anyway, purchasing something just because you have a coupon is counterproductive.


Did you save money this week? How did you do it?

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4 comments

  1. Kristin // February 10, 2008 at 1:16 PM  

    Yes, I clipped a few coupons for the first time in years. I saved about 4 bucks. Not much, but if I did that each shopping trip, I would save about $100 year which is more than enough to pay for one of those trips completely.

  2. SingleGuyMoney // February 10, 2008 at 9:51 PM  

    @kristin: It may be a small amount but those small amounts add up. You now have $4 to use somewhere else.

  3. Monroe on a Budget // February 13, 2008 at 7:51 PM  

    It takes some practice to get your coupon sense going. See how you do after 4 to 6 weeks.
    One thing to remember is that coupons are not always issued the same week of a featured grocery sale. This will happen on occasion, but not all the time.

  4. Hot Deals // November 10, 2009 at 9:12 AM  

    whenever i go for shopping i love to get deal with the help of coupon codes because it reduce the price of products.