Planning Saves Sanity and Money

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Sundays have become my planning day for the week.  I plan out our meals, my grocery shopping trip, our school schedule, and any other items to help the rest of the week go smoother.  I have found that this is better than waiting till Monday morning when I inevitably sleep in past my set wake-up time then rush around trying to get the day started and the week set all before the kids wake up.  Of course, it has been on days/weeks like this that the kids decide to wake up at 7 a.m. rather than 8 or 9.  So, Sunday afternoons it has become.

One of the ways I plan our grocery shopping and meals is based upon what is on sale.  After checking various blog/websites for deal I print off coupons to match up with sales to help save even more.  My goals is to save 50%, but I am more likely to save between 30%-40% in the long term.  I used to print off coupons from a site like  They have a great selection of coupons and is easy to use.  This all changed when I realized there were sites which would ‘reward‘ me for printing off coupons and redeeming them.  While this amount was not a lot, it paid for the paper and ink to print the coupons.  Not being one to stray from what has been working, it took me a bit longer to try out coupon printing from Swagbucks where I could earn points, called SB, for each coupon printed.  

Last month I printed off several coupons, earning back 28 SB.  The next couple of days, though, you can received even more SB back for your saving efforts.

How you ask? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1) Sign up at
2) Head over to the Grocery Coupons page and start clipping coupons for your upcoming shopping trip 
3) Use the coupons the next time you shop at your local grocery store. You’ll earn 25 points (25¢) for every coupon you use. 
That’s it! 

But, that’s not all… Today through Monday, December 12th, you can earn 2 points (2¢) for every coupon you print, up to 50 prints per day. That’s an extra dollar every day just for printing coupons that will save you a ton on your next grocery store haul!

Have you tried Swagbucks for printing coupons before?  Do you tend to use another site?  Or are you one to think they are not worth the effort?