Sunday, November 16, 2008

How I got into the coupon craziness... post #1

Well, I don't think it's all that crazy, but some people in my life would disagree. After Benjamin was born, I quickly realized that most of the hair-brained schemes that I always have popping into my head to make money would be out of reach for quite a while. Most of them just take more of an investment of time, energy, and organization than I have left over right now.

I have come across information about how you can save money using coupons in the past, but I just never saw how saving pocket change here and there on items that I could typically buy generics of would be worth the effort. But, I did know that lots of people claimed they saved a substantial amount of money. Then I came across more information about how to make this happen in an e-book from Money Saving Mom when Leah recommended the set of e-books a few months ago. I decided that since I might not be able to make money for a while, I could certainly try to spend less.

I am by no means an expert, but I have had several people ask questions about how it all works. I've also learned a few lessons along the way about organizing all the information that's out there. So, I'm going to be sharing a few posts about what I've been doing, where to find information and some of the ways I've found to organize it all. I can't really take credit for any of it because there are lots of places to find the information, but I hope to be able to condense some of it and help someone who may want to get started. It takes a bit of work, but you can definitely save some money, too.


  1. Well, I am going to thank you in advance for this! Every little bit that we can save would be well worth it! I was just paying bills this afternoon...uuggh it wasn't pretty...

  2. i've been asked to teach a class in Jan about this. i'll let you do all the organizing of info for me!:)

    seriously, couponing/drug store game playing as i call it have revolutionized the way i shop. and saved me SOOOOO much money!!! Plus its just plain fun and exciting to find a great deal.

    looking forward to your posts!


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