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November 5th, 2013 at 10:49 am

First, thanks to all of you that commented on my last post. The whole situation is still in flux at the moment so we'll see how it all shakes out (MY boss just came into my office this morning with an absolutely new setup that involves people moving OUT of the redone space -- he asked for my opinion and I just silently wished I had a spit ball I could throw at him Smile ).

Anyway, on to better topics. Any of you extreme coupon out there? I started couponing back on Mother's Day and after some mistakes and learning the ropes, I think I finally got the hang of it. I have also slowed down quite a bit too. For example, now I only buy toothpaste when I can get it for FREE, not $0.50 or $0.25... but FREE. This is because I have too many in my stockpile to worry about trying to get even another one just because it's a deal. So, I've gotten to the point now where it has to be FREE or a money maker in order for me to run for it. It's actually quite a freeing feeling (no pun intended).

Just thought it might be cool to know of you guys that are also couponers. I've been doing it for 6 months and have primarily focused in on the health and beauty deals. I have enough paper towels to last quite a while and plenty of feminine care products to keep our family of 3 ladies taken care of so that poor DH doesn't have to make any quick stops to the store (if you know what I mean). I do need to step up my game when it comes to food shopping but I am getting there Smile

4 Responses to “Couponing...”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Nope...not a big coupon person. I have done those deals in the past, but felt I was actually spending more just to get the deal. I do look for coupons of things I buy anyway...I just don't do the mega stock ups.

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    I have done coupons in phases, mostly because it takes time to hunt down the deals.
    I have certain things I look for and have built into a stockpile:
    -shampoo for less than 75 cents a bottle
    -my fav laundry soap for $2 or less (although I have 25 or so in stock, and plan to start making my own laundry soap soon)
    -free toothpaste and low-cost toothbrushes

    I initially spent much time building up a stockpile of these non-perishable items. Now that I have that, I can casually just pick up one or two when I spot a really good deal and stay ahead of the game.

    I don't generally stock up on a lot of food items, other than organic Annie's mac and cheese and organic whole wheat spaghetti or peanut butter. We tend to scratch cook and use a lot of fresh produce,a nd much of the food you can stock up on is either too processed OR you can buy things like cereal for less most days at ALDI.

  3. rachel021406 Says:

    I love couponing, but I haven't been doing it for the last year. I am having a hard time finding time with a full time job and having a business. But I would like to start doing it again. I like to just use it save money on things I need...not necessarily stocking up on random items like tic tacs and diapers, even though I don't have any babies. Smile

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    I coupon, but not extreme. Mainly the reasons are that we do not have a CVS and we have no stores that double. That being said, I am always on the lookout for coupons and will definately use them if it is a product we use and it is even better if there is a sale. We get the Sunday paper (and my mom saves her for me) and I also use internet coupons. Every bit helps! Smile

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