The other day I was waiting in the checkout line at the market and I watched the women ahead of me hand the checker a stack of coupons. A stack! About the size of two decks of cards stacked on top of each other. I looked down at the three coupons I had clutched in my hand and thought to myself, how the heck does she do it?
You’ve probably seen or read about the extreme couponers. My sweet husband watched a television show the other night about a lady who only spends $40 a month to feed her family of four. He called me in to watch it with him and he said to me in a very matter of fact way, “why don’t you do that?”. I do my best, I clip and snip, and I watch for sales, etc I get excited when I get a $5 off on my total. But $40 a month for food, wow!
Let me get back to the lady at the checkout. After all of her coupons were tallied her out of pocket expense was $1.07. I actually applauded her, she probably thought I was a nut, I just said well done, how do you do it? She didn’t want to share, apparently it’s a secret. But she did tell me to buy lots of Sunday papers and get the coupons. One big thing I noticed while I was waiting is that I didn’t see any fresh produce, meat or even breads in her haul. She did have what looked like about a dozen deodorants though.
I would love a class on the couponing thing. I do have friends in Michigan who recently started a website called The Thrifty Coupon Couple. image of their smiling faces from their blog I am learning a few things from them. I also have a section here Coupons and Discounts for helping you get bargains. Do you use coupons? Do you have any couponing secrets to share? What’s the most you’ve ever saved using coupons?
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