We started three coupon trains recently on BargainBabe.com, including one in Los Angeles (read my earlier post about coupon trains). I was skeptical that the benefits – saving money – would outweigh the time required to clip coupons, mail them onto the next person on the train, and remember to use the ones I pulled from the envelope sent to me.
My skepticism turns to delight when I received my first envelope – packed, just packed with coupons!!!
I took out six coupons totaling $5.75 and sent the rest onto the next person in the train with a few new coupons. The picture at right does not do justice to all the coupons I received in my train.
I put extra postage on the envelope to make sure it makes it to its next destination, but even with the $1.26 worth of stamps, I’ve come out ahead. The time required was minimal – clipping coupons only took a few minutes.
Want to join a coupon train? Just find a few friends who want to share coupons in the mail.