When I first started couponing, my husband thought I was crazy (and not with a K). He couldn’t see how clipping, printing and organizing shopping trips was saving us money. For several months his skepticism went on. He finally started seeing the value after I tried some of the tips below. Hopefully these will work on your partner as well.

  • For stubborn significant others, sometimes keeping a running list of how much you’re saving can be an eye-opener. Try our couponing spreadsheet to see all the cash that’s staying in your pocket, or check out our post on how to use spreadsheets to follow your savings.
  • You can also try taking the money that you’re saving and purchasing something your significant other has been keeping their eye on or a family vacation. When they realize just how much you’re doing and what you’re able to do with the money you’re saving, that can help them be more willing to aid you and support you.
  • If your friend or partner is competitive, paint couponing in a win-the-game light. See how much you two can save, and try to beat your records!
  • If you can’t convince them, try looking for a local coupon buddy. Couponing is more successful if you have support–someone who understands and appreciates your great triumphs and can commiserate when you run into hard situations. If no one around you coupons, get them involved!

For more money-saving tips, check out:

How to Set Up a Couponing Spreadsheet—Download Included

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