So far, I have saved $300 by shopping sales and using coupons since January 1st. My husband was not a believer until I shared this with him. Suddenly he's a huge fan of coupons.
Used to I would buy things when I need them and if I was lucky I would have a coupon. I have now learned, through other couponing websites, how much more you can save if you plan ahead and use a coupon partnered with a sale. I bought 12 toothbrushes for $2 total and am set on toothpaste for the year, having paid nothing out of pocket. Now I don't have to buy a new toothbrush for $3 each time and toothpaste for $3-5 either. I figure I've saved at least $40 just on that alone, by planning ahead!