Wait! I have a coupon for that!


couponing, Uncategorized / Monday, August 8th, 2011

So, I started couponing earlier this year after watching “Extreme Couponing” on TLC. So I am a bandwagoner. Oh, so whatever. I think its awesome that I have a new hobby and my husband loves that we have a stocked pantry.

Before couponing, we would run out of money in the grocery budget by the last week of the month and we would end up with pretty bare pantry shelves, while we try to figure out what foodstuffs can go together onto our dinner plate. Now, we regularly have more food and are spending less. I average around 50% savings at the grocery store, and now am well stocked on toiletries and drugstore items that I don’t need to pick up more shaving cream (or anything like that) unless its free. And I have been able to donate extra toothpaste and floss (which is frequently free!) to charity. No, I’m not a hoarder. I’m just thrifty. And a couponer!

The majority of couponers are not in their 20s nor are there many in the Washington, DC area (I think) but I saw a woman about my age couponing at the Giant last week and I complimented her on her coupon binder. So some are out there!

Speaking of couponing in the DC area, this article was in the Washington Post today about a local couponer. Very cool!
 http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/couponing-expert-teaches-the-art-and-science-of-saving-through-clipping/2011/08/05/gIQAdZyC1I_story.html

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