Top 5 Coupon Misconceptions: Are they holding you back from saving money?

If you've been reading KOAB for a while, you already know about my personal journey into using coupons. When I first set out to cut our food budget, I really couldn't wrap my head around HOW coupons were going to save us all this money. Fast … [Read more...]

I’m not spending too much money.

This is part five of a series I'm doing here about coupon misconceptions. Before I started strategically shopping with coupons, I really thought they were a waste of time. I couldn't imagine that the $.20 I'd save on potato chips was really going to … [Read more...]

Couponing takes too long.

This is one of the biggest coupon misconceptions out there. And there's a reason it's so pervasive -- because there is an big dose of reality to the myth. When I first started couponing, I was easily spending at least two hours just writing down … [Read more...]

Coupons are only for junk food.

This is part 3 in my series on coupon misconceptions. Previously, I wrote about the erroneous assumptions that buying the store brand and shopping at Costco are cheaper than shopping with coupons. Today, I want to look at the very common … [Read more...]

It’s cheaper to shop at Costco.

Last week, I started a little series here at Kosher on a Budget about some of the misconceptions surrounding coupon usage. The first one I addressed is that it's not worth it to use coupons, since the store-brand is cheaper. Not true! At least, not … [Read more...]

It’s cheaper to just buy generic.

That's what a lot of people think -- and it's a typical excuse for not using coupons. But it's actually not true. There is an art to using coupons. I wouldn't have believed it when I started doing this whole save-money-on-my-food-budget thing two … [Read more...]