Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I am a couponer (let's pretend that's a real word, okeedohkee). I wouldn't go as far as to say I'm a good couponer and definitely not an extreme couponer, but a couponer none the less. I'm attracted by the great deals, the savings and the fact that I've always like to get a bargain or two.

When I first started I watched blogs and tried to figure the whole thing out. I did this for about a month, before I jumped. I would go out with my list broken down into transactions and ready to spend pennies.

My research had paid off and I scored some awesome deals, I was totally hooked. I started building a stockpile of my bargain buys. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, shampoo, diaper and Windex just to name a few of the great things I had on my "stockpile shelf" in the garage.

I couponed faithfully for a month or two, then I fell of the wagon. I wore myself out trying to get it all in. I haven't really been couponing since. Over the holiday weekend the girls and I sat and organized the last few months worth of Sunday paper inserts and fixed up my coupon binder. I have now tried the binder method, the accordion file method and the box method. I keep coming back to the binder. A friend of mine and I have a running joke, our binder is "precious", a la' Lord of the Rings.

I'm so proud of the hours we spent getting it together. I'll have to blog about my bargain buys now. :) I know you can't wait.


  1. I used to be so good at it, too, then fell off the wagon (and fell HARD! You would NOT believe my last grocery bill!)

    I can't wait to start fresh in the new year. This weekend I'm getting my stuff together, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I wish I could coupon but I'm no good! Can't wait to hear your bargains!

    Thank you for your comments on my blog (I couldn't find your email!). I'm so mad about people being mean to your daughter. That makes me so sad.

    Thank you for all your advice, I really like knowing what happens ahead of time.

  3. I am NO good at coupons. I don't have the patience. And when I have a coupon I find I buy stuff I don't really need. I should try my hand at it again but....yea, i'm not gonna lie, it won't happen! Let us know about your good deals, though! Mamas always need some inspiration!