We live in a world where the price of food, clothes, and basic necessities has skyrocketed. People have been getting a second or even third job in order to pay for the expenses of their family. However, there is a way to save money without working too hard… couponing. Coupons are a wonderful gift to purchasers especially around the holidays. We strive to spend as little as we can, and in doing so more cash is left over at the end of the week.

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Many families struggle to make ends meet, but coupons help them to get by. There is even a show called Extreme Couponing on TLC that shows ways to save money. I have watched the show before and was amazed to find a lady who brought her bill from $200 to $1.50. If you know how to work around the system, then you can be fortunate enough to get things for free. And who doesn’t want to get food or clothes for free?

Being a teenager is not as easy as many people think because you have to worry about paying for college, clothes, a car, the car insurance, and gas money. Every little bit adds up quickly and before you know it, you are begging your parents for money. But it doesn’t have to be that way because with the power of coupons, you can get more for less. Properly couponing is not a piece of cake and it does require a lot of your time. However, bringing a bill from hundreds of dollars to a couple dollars will definitely pay off in the long run.

Personally, coupons have a large impact on my purchasing decisions. If I don’t have a coupon or something isn’t on sale, then I don’t get it unless I know I have the extra money to spend. It is all about choosing wisely and prioritizing what you need rather than the things you want. College is a great expense that I currently have to worry about and getting every bit of help makes a big difference in the end.