Thursday, June 9, 2011

Do you use coupons???

I am seriously trying to figure out the whole Extreme Couponing thing. I’m completely intrigued. I don’t know if it’s realistic for me as a single Mom…but really…it cannot hurt to know how to cut my grocery bills that drastically. I may not be an EXTREME couponer…but a smidgen would help!!
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I’ve heard negative comments that they are just hoarders…but you know what…I would LOVE to HOARD toilet paper…diapers…dish soap…and other necessities. I already TRY to HOARD paper goods like paper towels and toilet paper because for some reason in my head as a SINGLE MOM if we have those things…we are doing GREAT! If we don’t…I freak out and go to the Dollar store to stock up.
Have you seen TLC’s “Extreme Couponing” show? I would kill for a stash like those women. LOL!!!
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I am researching how to get started with couponing and trying to read up on how to do it. If I could save on items like diapers, paper towels, tooth paste and food in general…I would have to be very dense not learn how to do a MODERATE couponing!!
Isn’t it about being more conscious about what I am spending in the store? I just looked over my favorite store’s sales ad. Really…why don’t I do that every week before I get there. I make a weekly meal plan and I thought I was being a rock star frugal Mom. Not even close!! Instead of just being surprised if something is on sale when I get there…how about knowing ahead of time!! Oh wow I’m a slooooow learner.
Here are a few websites I’ve been reading and looking over in case you are interested.
Southern Savers
Coupon Mom
The Krazy Coupon Lady (which has a step-by-step guide how to be an Extreme Couponer)
Please comment on your favorite places and tips if you are an awesome COUPON MOM!! I am open to learning all that I need to be a ROCKSTAR COUPON MAMMA!!!!
My one main question is….why on earth do they have to BUY soooo much stuff of ONE item?? I don’t get that part?? I even Googled “Why do Extreme Couponers by so many items” – no luck on an answer!!!



The Ridgway Family said...
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Alicia said...

My Favorite couponing site lately has been She sends out emails on how to combine coupons with sales to get the most savings. Its been a huge help (and a lot of fun!)