Sundays are my favorite day of the week. My usual schedule involves LD taking Tasha out and then letting me sleep in, free of my favorite little terror (ahem, terrier…mix). But, that’s not why I love Sundays. I love Sundays because of the Sunday newspaper. I’ll be honest, I get the newspaper, but I rarely, if ever, read the articles. I absolutely LOVE looking through the ads. Call me crazy, but I loved to do it even when I was a kid.
These days, I have more reasons to look through the ads. LD and I keep a running list of items we would like once they go on a good sale, especially if they can get paired up with coupons. So, when we look at the advertised items, we can compare across stores quickly and even get an idea of how much we should pay for an item that we might not even get for a year or two. I estimate that the $12 we pay for the newspaper a month, saves us at least $50 a month, but more often it is around $300-$500 with buying all sorts of things for the house recently. I have been tracking certain house items since about February and it has definitely paid off.
The Sunday paper also has some great coupons that are often higher value than you can find elsewhere. So, if I were you, look into your local paper. Some papers will give you the ads and coupons for free if you sign up and can save you some big bucks if you avoid the temptation to buy things just because of their price. If you don’t have it on your list you make BEFORE looking at the ads, don’t get it.
I hope I’m not the only one who loves Sunday papers. Do you get as crazy about it as I do?