I blame my journey into couponing on my sister Nina. She was so excited! She was so in love! She thought the whole world should be watching the show, “Extreme Couponing”. She would call me and make sure I knew what time the show started. She wanted everyone to buy a binder, load it down with coupons and get their groceries for free. FREE…really….ok…she had my attention. I was intriqued yet very skeptical but thought I would give it a go. I have made mistakes but learned a lot I now have a binder of my own. I bought several newspapers each week. I cut and clip and try to add match. I guess this means I am now a couponer (is that a real word?) Am I an extreme couponer…no…do I save money…Yes…do I get all my groceries free…No! but here are three reasons why I love couponing (this week).
Here is reason number one why I love couponing….
I bought a bag of mini sweet peppers ( l love these roasted in the oven) 2 bags of salad mix and a couple of pounds of bananas for .21 cents
Reason number two why I love couponing….
At Target I bought 5 bags of simple pleasure chocolates for $1.00.
Reason number three why I love couponing…….
At Gerbes I bought 8 pringles and 2 laughing cow cheeses for $4.07.
These are three of my best deals I got this week at my local stores.
Does it take time?….Yes.
Do you have to plan it out?….Yes
Do you have to go to more than one store?….Yes
Do you really have to go to more than one store?….No…but you get the best buys if you do.
Couponing tip number one. Start small.
Couponing tip number two. Go to the store that you are most familiar with and coupon match with their sale adds.
Couponing tip number three. Do not be embarrassed buying 10 boxes of Frosted Flakes for $1.25 each. You will say “GREEEEAT” at the check out.
Couponing tip number four. Do not eat all the chocolate in one sitting……this is why they invented locked doors.
Try a little coupon trip to your favorite store. Let me know how you do!