Sunday, May 22, 2011

My Newest Hobby- Couponing!

Even though I have considered myself to be frugal for years, I never have been very consistent about using coupons. Then recently, one of my husband Dave's co-workers gave me her super nice coupon binder. That was the nudge I needed to get organized! Now, I can find all of my coupons and coordinate them with the weekly store flyers! I found these really nice and Freecoupon binder dividers and table of contents thanks to a friend online that I met on at So, I printed out the table of contents and dividers for my binder, and now I can actually use my coupons before they expire! And thank you Jenny at! She posts all of my favorite stores weekly deals and matches them up with coupons for maximum savings! I am getting all of the items that I use for a fraction of the cost. I also enjoy watching TLCs Extreme Couponing, but I try to be realistic in my approach. I never hoard my findings. A nice lady at a couponing class at our local public library mentioned that sales run in six week cycles, so you really don't need to buy more than your family will use in six weeks.
Just for fun, here is a picture of just a few of the products I have been blessed with for free or for pennies recently. Not only that, some of the stores actually PAID ME to take some of the products home to use or donate. Nice!


Lisa Smith said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I started back up on all my coupons in May and sure has been nice to get everything for so much less. I do not like Extreme Couponing due to the hoarding. As you mentioned about your library, Jenny @ Southern Savers will say the same thing regarding sale prices and everything going on sale every 6-8 weeks. I am following your blog now too. Hope you continue to do well on your coupon shopping!

Shelly said...

Thanks so much for checking out my blog, Lisa! I will also continue to follow your blog. You and Jenny and all the super saving ladies on Southern are an inspiration for being good with our resources. Happy Coupon clipping!