Here is a challenge that I’m going to be trying now that I’m back from Japan. Flash, who manages our Grocery Coupon Guide, gets amazing savings with coupons. The type of savings that you hear about in disbelief on the TV – like $300 worth of groceries for $27. It’s pretty amazing stuff, but my question is can a total beginner who is not coupon savvy get the same results?
Coupons are almost non existent in Japan so it is something that is quite unfamiliar. One of the challenges I’m going to take up is trying to achieve the same type of savings.
Now I know that it isn’t possible to achieve these results from day one. As Flash plainly says, “…It takes practice, and patience, as well as some trial and error to find which techniques work for you, and fit in to your life style. You should NOT be able to achieve these savings immediately, any more than you should lift 300 pounds or run a marathon on your first day out. But you can do it.”
Can I really do it? It should be an interesting experiment to see how effective someone who is coupon clueless can achieve with this type of saving. I will be putting together a plan of action with the guidance of Flash over the coming days to see what type of savings I can achieve for us. It should be an interesting experiment…