How to Cut Back on Couponing?

1Sometimes, we get burnt out on couponing or we already have a great stockpile or our family or friends need us.  Whatever, the case may be we need to take a break from couponing.  Obviously, if you have a family or friend emergency, you take care of your family or friend.

But before you cut back on couponing make sure that your stockpile is in order.  If you don’t have enough toilet paper, sun screen or laundry detergent then make that your number one priority is to build a stock pile that will last you at least six months.  You don’t to be on your non-Couponing Sabbatical and you pay full price for something that you could have used your store rewards to get.

The easiest way to cut back on couponing is to cut back on getting the Sunday newspapers and stop reading the blogs.

If you really want to be hardcore and take an extended break from coupon then toss out every coupon in your home.

Once you have couponing in your blood, you don’t un-learn that skill because you took a break.  You just have to start all over, collect more coupons and wait for the sales cycles.

If you feel like couponing is taking over your…then take a break!



  • Julie/Adventures April 18, 2013, 11:40

    Yeap, it happens!! Haven’t couponed since December and still have no desire to start back up…yet! It can be exhausting sometimes! 🙂

    • admin April 18, 2013, 19:58

      When I go back home to Sacramento, it’s RARE that I use a coupon on anything while I am on vacation!

  • Sheila April 18, 2013, 17:01

    I usually shop Aldi if I don’t feel like couponing…They don’t take coupons and their prices are awesome!

    • admin April 18, 2013, 19:55

      Life is too short to ALWAYS look for the best deal…sometimes, I just pay when I want it.

  • Dianne April 18, 2013, 18:00

    I feel like you’re reading my mind! We are moving and I’ve been stressing about keeping the house clean and coupons out of sight and missing deals etc. I thought just the other day, maybe I should stop for the next 6-months, get my current house sold, new house in order and then start up again. It will be hard but I fell like you’ve given me permission. Thanks for this post!

    • admin April 18, 2013, 19:53

      Dianne, you were already thinking it and so take a break! 🙂