Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Little One and I had a one-sided conversion the other day at the grocery store, when I had a mini-extreme-couponing grocery trip, which ended with, "Don't pay full price for anything! Use your coupons!"
Coupons, coupons....I love coupons; actually, the truth of the statement is I love getting a good deal! I'm not sure how I turned out this way, but I'm a nut-case when it comes to saving -- one of my friends would make fun of me when I'd look quickly to the bottom of my grocery receipt to see how much I saved!
Using coupons does not cheat anyone because the manufacturers pay the store back the value of the coupon plus eight cents. Some times my smart couponing causes the cashiers to give me strange looks; few have even questioned my integrity, but I remind them that I'm only printing my allowed 2 coupons from either coupons.com or from the manufacturer's site -- copying coupons IS fraud!
I've always tried to use coupons. About a year ago, I took my couponing to the next level and started using websites which help match sales and coupons for the best deals! I still get coupons from my Sunday inserts, but I also print coupons from coupons.com. Some of my favorite sites are Bargainstobounty.com for her Meijer deals, Thefrugalgirls.com for her drugstore deals, and Savingslifestyle.com for her Kroger deals. By putting in more time to research, I can save 50-60% off retail prices (and I'm not dumpster diving or buying extra coupons online).
The wealth of information online truly is incredible. Search, find, and share!
This was part of the Blog Dare Prompt Couponing!