Thrifty Thursday – Coupons

by on April 10, 2008

It might just be me, but while attending seminary I’ve noticed that money is tight. For this reason I’ve decided that I’m going to try and start a new weekly section for goingtoseminary.com called Thrifty Thursday. Every Thursday I’ll try and post links and items that will (in theory) help us save a buck or two.

Today’s Thrifty Thursday item is coupons! I read somewhere that a common trait among millionaires is that they use coupons. Now, most of us seminarians aren’t millionaires but I think we can take a cue here and apply this easy lesson. One resource for tons of coupons is the Entertainment book. Now, while yes, it does cost $15 it is really worth the investment. You literally get hundreds of great deals from restaurants and businesses in your local area. Typically, if you use just 1 or 2 coupons then the book pays for itself.

If you are interested in checking this out, the website even has a place where you can plug in your zip code and find out what type of coupons are available for you. With the price being $15 and FREE SHIPPING, this is a Thrifty deal worth looking into.

Along with the Entertainment book there are numerous online coupon sites. Here are just a few to check out:

*Disclaimer – Yes, if you buy an entertainment book I get a few bucks from them as an affiliate. Not only will you be helping yourself, but helping me too… isn’t that nice!

About

The author of this post is noted above. GoingtoSeminary.com and Best-Seminary.com were created by Ryan Burns. He is currently on staff at Redemption Hill Church in Richmond, VA, and recently launched a site to help people find Seminary Scholarships and anther site to help people find Church Jobs. He also writes about his experiences doing GORUCK events on his hobby blog.

Comments

Love the “Thrifty Thursday” idea! I’ve also heard that a common trait among millionaires is that they use coupons (probably in the book, “The Millionaire Next Door”), and it’s such an interesting idea.

I’m a big fan of the Entertainment Book, and I buy one every time I take a trip. They always more than pay for themselves with the offers inside.

I hope you will check out our online coupon web site at: http://www.couponheaven.com/

I’d highly recommend http:/www.BradsDeals.com. Brad’s is so much more than a listing of coupons (though that is covered; they do monitor around 2400 active coupons for over 800 stores). The best is that Brad finds all these incredible deals by combining their coupons with sale prices and other discounts.

I literally bought 5 Dozen candles for $9.95 plus free shipping the other week. Recently, I bought a Dyson vacuum for about $125 less than any other store was selling it for. I also bought some great towels that should have been $20, were on sale for 10 and just $9 after a coupon code. Bottomline, I’ve save hundreds at this point.