I am talking about different coupons. 'Coupons' you get from clothing stores, shoe stores--the stores you where you actually want to go. I have a favorite clothing store and on one of my many visits, the clerk asked if I wanted to join their 'club'. It was completely free and now I get 5% off all purchases plus $50 to $100 off coupons (coupons that you get in the mail and, at this store, are stored in the system so if you don't have it with you, you can still use it!). At my last visit, I bought my Easter dress with earrings and shoes--when the bill came I paid for less than what just the dress was on sale for!
Then there are the 10% coupons you get from many kids' clothing stores. I like to use these when I buy a bunch of clothes for the season. And the more you can buy all at once, the bigger the savings! I love to look at my receipt after a big purchase for all four kids and figure out just how many items I got for free. It is really exciting to think of the savings you can get from one little coupon.
Last but not least is my Passbook. The Passbook is a book of coupons you buy for $20 for any various charity groups. Since we bought our last December we have saved $35 at a paint store, gotten 4 free movie passes, 1/2 off three different dinners, two free ice creams and 20% off two hotel stays! I keep the book in my car so I will have it on hand if we ever need it. I think it is one book of coupons worth every penny.
So yes, I do clip coupons and I hope after reading this, you too will start 'clipping coupons' and really truly saving!