Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Evidently there is a coupon phenomena happening in the Country. You may have seen Coupon Mom on Opera, or you may have friends and family who are using their coupons religiously now. My Mom has gone absolutely crazy with coupons. She has a 3 ring binder with baseball card holders, holding her coupons. Sometimes she gets things free with her coupons, like three bottles of the Vitamin Water. She paid 80 cents for a pack of Oreo's the other day. She's getting 5 bags of groceries for only 20 bucks. She has cut her grocery bill by more than half.

I remember when she first started doing the coupon thing, and I didn't give it much thought, but now that she has been doing this for a few months now...I'm getting kind of interested. Paul took a pay cut at his job, and I am over here pinching pennies. We don't spend much on groceries a week, but we don't get much either. Just enough food for supper mostly. I decided that I would start doing the coupon thing as well. How great would it be to get more food for less money?? I am kind of getting excited about the whole process, but I am definitely going to need my Mom's guidance to get started.

Here are a few things that I know to do to help get started:
1. Clip Coupons from the Sunday paper's ads
2. You can join websites such as Coupon.com & Couponmom.com and print coupons straight for your computer!
3. For the Mom's who buy diapers, go to that brands website and join. They'll send you samples & coupons!!
4. Plan your meals around the coupons and sales ads that you get from the Sunday paper

I plan on sitting down with my Mom this weekend and getting my stuff together. I'm ready to do this, because pinching pennies is not fun. Not only that...I am going to run out of things to sell in order to make a little bit of cash. This weekend I am having a yard sale, and last weekend we sold our dog. I think it's a good idea for anyone, whether you are pinching pennies or not, to do the coupon thing. You can take the money you save, and put it towards a savings account, or a college fund for your kids, or toward your vacation.

If you have any questions about all of this, feel free to ask me, and then I'll ask my Mom, and then I'll get back with you =)


Bottles Barbies And Boys said...

Sold the dog? Dang you are getting desperate aren't you! ;)

Samantha said...

Life is hard...lol