Most of us use coupons. Coupons help us spend less. We previously posted How to Effectively use Vouchers and Coupons here. Sometimes the use of coupons does increase spending. Basically, manufacturers and distributors use a coupon to lure customers into shopping. I wrote about this in the article How Online Coupons Increased our Spending. This post covers the same subject with a different perspective.
The little dollars you see in discount coupons may not be something much to talk about; it might seem so on a cursory look. The truth is otherwise. Once a coupon is exhausted shoppers tend to forget about it altogether. To understand how your family has benefitted from using coupons, you need to keep track of the savings. You should take time off and get your numbers right.