I am a full-time mother of two teenage boys, a full-time homemaker, and a bargain hunter. I despise paying full price for anything, and unless it is an absolute “must have right now” necessity, an item stays on the shelf until it is on sale and I have a coupon for it.
Earlier this year my family was hit with a huge financial crisis. I am talking about bread and ramen noodles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every single day. I knew we had to find some type solution. I knew of coupons, but I was never that into the concept. I might find a $.25 off coupon every once in a while, but other than that I never gave couponing much thought, that is, until my family could no longer afford even a cheap loaf of bread. I knew right then there had to be a better way to live. I began researching the couponining concept, realized that if others could do it, so could I, and it has been one adventure after another ever since.
Now, when I go shopping, I am armed with tons of coupons, a shopping list that details all the store sales, coupons I have, amount of each item I need to get, and the final price I am paying for each item. I am not going to lie and say that the past month of couponing has saved my family, but I can say that we have more food in our cabinets now than we have had in a long time! I would love for you to follow my blog and not only follow my own personal story, but also learn the ins and outs of couponing, and use it to improve your own family’s budget.