I enjoy couponing and finding deals, but sometimes even I get burned out. Here are some ideas to reduce coupon and deal hunting burn out.
1) Don’t Try To Find Every Deal
If you are trying to go to five or six stores every single week, you are going to get burned out. Cut back and try to keep it simple by only going to one or two stores a week. Remember that you don’t need to hit every deal. You can still save a lot of money and keep your grocery budget low by getting a few good deals a week.
2) Implement Time-Saving Tips
Make sure to consider what your schedule is like when it comes to couponing. If you only have a few hours a week to devote to couponing and grocery shopping, then try this clipless coupon method. You might also want to implement some of these “Valuable tips to prepare for the shopping trip” ideas that I’ve posted. Make sure to only focus on the ones that will help you save time and be more efficient.
3) Remember Where You Are In Your Life
Find out what works best for your family situation right now and stick to it. Don’t focus on the potential deals you are missing. Be grateful for the bargains you are able to do with the time and energy you have. At this time in my life, I have a baby and a 3-year-old. If I can get out and shop once a week, I’m happy with that. And right now, that works for us.
4) Set Couponing Aside
If simplifying your system isn’t enough because maybe you are completely burned out from couponing or you are going through a difficult or stressful time in your life, then it really is okay to take a break. By taking a few weeks or month off from couponing, then you’ll be able to come back refreshed and excited about finding deals again. You can still save money at the grocery store by looking at the store sale fliers and by using the items you have on hand in your pantry or stockpile.
What do you do when you get burned out from couponing or finding deals? I’d love to hear your thoughts.