I am so excited to start this blog!! My goal is to show others what I have learned about saving money!! I have always been on the frugal side, even as a youngster. When I got married, however, I then became the “woman of the house” and threw thriftiness out the window. After we had our son, the thrifty side of me returned! I never could quite get the hang of using coupons. Generic was still always cheaper. I also always thought I had to use all of my coupons and then I ended up spending more than if I hadn’t used coupons at all.
I attended a coupon class and did alot of research on my own and found what works! The key is to use coupons only on items that are already on sale. Alot of times you can get groceries and drugstore items really really cheap or even FREE! My favorite stores to shop at are Kroger, CVS, and Walgreens. The last few months we have saved alot of money and our cabinets, fridge, and freezer are slap dab full. My husband laughs and says it looks like a mini grocery store!
Several of my family members have started couponing and smart shopping over the past month. They got sick and tired of me telling them what all I was getting for really cheap or FREE and they figured they’d have to see what this was all about. Now, they are hooked! A few times, 3 of us loaded up in my neice’s mini van and headed out for a SMART shopping extravaganza! We had so many groceries between the 3 of us that when we opened the back hatch of the van, gallons of milk and cans of Pillsbury biscuits came pouring out!!!
Once again, I am very excited about this blog! I am going to keep sharing things that I have learned in hopes that others can benefit. Jobs are scarce and I know that families are struggling in my own little town as well as families all around this nation.