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Hi! I am a momma of 2, I’m southern, a vegetarian, & a student. I’m married to a top-notch guy who serves his country for a living. Ethan is the serious type & Lily is the complete opposite of serious! We are currently living it up in NC! This blog is a little place for me to document our lives.

Monday, November 28, 2011

sorry its been so long and extreme couponing

Life has been hectic. We have just celebrated Thanksgiving and prepping for Christmas. Sohel has been sick and you know how much energy it takes to take care of 3 kids??!? ;0). Hopefully he is on the mend.

Anyway onto what I wanted to say today...

Have any of you watched Extreme Couponing?!? I can't help but be sucked in. I think its amazing how they can get their bill down sooooo low!

Some dumpster dive for coupons!!!

After watching this show, I wanted in! I wanted to save 99% on my grocery bill. I mean who wouldn't!! So I researched, I googled, I joined and I printed. I even nerd out and have a zip up coupon binder. I make spread sheets, I compare my needs to the sale flyer at the Commissary. I hit up Target, Walmart and CVS for all our needs. I bought every single Christmas present with a coupon! I have yet to save 99% but I haven't done to bad with savings. I even scored 5 FREE first aid kits!!

I'm going to share my go-to websites if you are interested in couponing.

1. A FullCup - I love this site and the forum, plus they have a app for the iphone. People are on there everyday posting updates to good deals at every store you can imagine.

2. STL Mommy - She has updates through out the day with new deals, online and in store. She also has an iphone app!

3. Super Coupon Lady - She offers a great basic tutorial on couponing and setting up your new coupon system.

4. Krazy Koupon Lady {image above} - Her site is nicely laid out and lots of great "lessons".

5. The Coupon Clippers - This is where you can buy more coupons, say you find a good local sale on toothbrushes and you want to stock up. You can buy more off Coupon Clippers. I've also heard Ebay is a great place to buy. You should only have to pay shipping and maybe even a minimal fee for clipping but not for the coupon it self! Its illegal to SELL coupons.

6. If you can or have friends who are into couponing, try to get together and exchange coupons. I have a few friends who are new to it like me and we get together to clip together while our kids play.

7. Before you throw out those expired coupons email me! I am gathering coupons to mail overseas to a friend stationed in Okinawa Japan. They can use coupons 6 months past the expiration date!

I hope this helps anyone who is into couponing and isn't sure where to start. If you have any questions please e-mail me and I will try to help!

I'll be back this week to tell you about a organization I am working with to help slum kids in India. You will want to bring your tissues!!

4 comments:

  1. So excited to get some coupons from ya ;) Thanks so much! I'm excited to get back to Oki and start my own little system.... Happy couponing :)

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  2. Morgan - I'm sending TONS lol. Between the 3 of my friends agree and my momma you will have plenty to choose from! Maybe start your own coupon playdate and exchange them lol.

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  3. A coupon playdate, eh? Sounds like a great idea! (And I hope everyone gets better soon!)

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