e-Course: Keeping it in Perspective

by Beth Montgomery on April 28, 2010 · 1 comment

in Coupons & Rebates, Tips & Basics

This is Part 28 of the 30-day Savings Soiree e-course by In Good Cents. View the most recent course in this series or head to the Saving Soiree e-course main menu.   Want to make sure you don’t miss a new course?   Subscribe to In Good Cents via RSS or e-mail!

Rolling Rewards, and even simply couponing, can be overwhelming and challenging.   Always trying to build more and more rewards, without losing them, can get crazy, so here’s my advice for keeping it all in perspective.

  • It’s okay to lose some of your rewards!   If you go into the store and “blow” them on formula that you need, but you don’t get any rewards back, that’s great.   You saved money on something you needed to buy, so don’t feel guilty about that.
  • Take a break now and then. Every so often, I do go in and just spend my rewards, then I take a month off and start all over.   That’s okay too.
  • You don’t need to get every deal.   Get what you need and what you can donate, but if a great deal slides by and you miss out, just take a deep breath and go on!   There are tons of deals and you won’t get them all.
  • You don’t need to be a pro overnight. Start slow.   Just get one thing a week at first and add on as you get better and more comfortable.
  • Don’t judge yourself by others. It’s fun to see people who get $200 worth of stuff for $10, but if you only saved $1 this week, that’s $1 saved.   Celebrate and don’t beat yourself up, because you didn’t save $190.

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