Since May 2010, on my personal blog I’ve been doing monthly posts of little things I was doing to save money. Things that hardly took any effort at all. In fact, I wanted it to be as minimally invasive to my routine as possible. I purchased some coupons, I shopped sales, I looked up coupon codes for online purchases, etc.
After a year of posting my monthly savings, I finally ended up with a total of $2361.47 saved throughout 12 months of minimal effort.
I posted a list of various methods I went through to save money on the blog. Some methods included purchasing coupons for a few cents off of thecouponclippers.com that would save me many dollars, looking up coupon codes on retailmenot.com anytime I was going to make an online purchase, forming my grocery lists around what was on sale at the local grocer, etc. I believe it was a very insightful experiment, one that I plan to continue permanently.
Submitted by: Crystal
While this is my own submission of my own experiment, I think it really shows how just being aware before making purchases can save you quite a chunk of change. If we can save over $2300 with minimal effort, imagine the amount of money we could save if we really started focusing on reducing our expenses?