Saturday, May 7, 2011

Savings and coupons and discount cards...oh my!

Yes, most of my blogs are about my walk with God, but this one is going to be different. And if this one goes well, there will be more similar to this on here! I was sitting here thinking awhile back (which I rarely have time to do! haha) and I can to an obvious conclusion; in order to have more money I would have to do one of two things...make more money, or decrease debt/spend less money. Since I already have no credit cards or car loans, that means I would just have to spend less. Now having two teenish daughters at home, that isn't easy. I already feel as though I can't give them the things to keep up with the teen Joneses! I already work two jobs, sometimes three, I don't buy anything extra, what do I do?! I miss my kids and don't want to take on another job. Hhmmmm......COUPONS!!! Yep, I have stepped back into the world of crazy, extreme couponing! I say back into because I used coupons years ago but not to the extreme.
This is where YOU come in! Share, share, share! If you have ideas on money saving tips, couponing, discounts, etc please share your secrets! I have never been so excited to get my hands on a Sunday newspaper with all the coupons in them than I have the past few weeks! A couple of things I have learned to help you save $$$ on your next shopping extravaganza...
1. Kroger and Marsh (and possibly some other grocery stores) have their weekly fliers online. You can look through them, check your coupons and combine deals!
2. Don't forget some stores, including Marsh and Kroger, will double any coupon up to $1.
Okay, and lastly, who would be interested in getting together once or twice a month here in Bloomington, IN to do a coupon exchange? I always end up having coupons that I might not be able to use, but someone else could. Let me know! :) It could be a pot luck get together! :)

6 comments:

Angie H said...

Here is a great source for great deals! http://www.pennypinchinmom.com/2011/05/cvs-weekly-matchups-58-514/

Kelly said...

I have lots but no access to them right now :/

Angie H said...

I didn't know you did couponing too! Awesome! Can't wait to see what you have to share! ;)

Jody said...

There are virtually no coupons for the things that I buy, but I'd be glad to give any coupons I do get to people who could use them.

Jody said...

There are virtually no coupons available for the things I buy, but I'd be glad to pass along any coupons I do get to someone who could use them.

Christina said...

Angie...ABSOLUTELY in!! We will have to meet up girl! Swap "secrets"! LOL! I am in Btown Hospital right now (rm 3103) and up here in desperate need of female couponing!!! LOL! I have all my coupons that I need to cut and my binder up here with me! Maybe you could come up and hang out!! We cut cut cut! I struck gold being up here as The Tech got all the Sunday papers they could find for me from other rooms! LOL!