So I tried couponing again. I think I've come to the conclusion that 32% is the best you can do in Iowa. I even used a $5 gift card that I got from another coupon experience. I expected better.
I started saving the Sunday paper coupons and put them in a binder. Then I went to www.couponmom.com and looked up their database for things I needed. This database shows you what is on sale and what has a coupon. I clipped my coupons and went shopping.
Here I was in Target with two kids in the candy isle, with my phone out using the calculator. (Seriously I was using the calculator) While the kids are saying, "buy this, I want that, can we get a toy?" This is so NOT me. I can't believe I've gone this far for a "deal".
I've figured that this is the best it gets.
I still haven't given up. I want to get something for FREE. I'll keep you updated.