* a coupon update

posted by Tiffany


Two more tips to couponing 1. When you start to collect coupons keep then organized in your purse (google "coupon organizer" -Mine is just from the dollar store) This way they are always right there with you if you happen to come upon a good price. 2. Keep your eyes open. This doesn't mean searching every single shelf in the store, just, keep you eyes open.

It must just be a good night for shopping. After I posted about my ShopKo trip Matthew came home from work and was looking for NyQuil - which we were out of. So I ran down to Fresh Market and picked some up. I had just paid when I noticed 7 or 8 carts off to the side labled "discount - All sales final". Prior to couponing I wouldnt have bothered looking, I would just assume all the good stuff was already gone - plus I had already paid. But I wandered over to take a look. lol.. Here are a few things I bought:

3 full size bottles of Skintimate Shave Gel (which is the kind I always use - yay!) Normally $2.75-$3.50 or more. They were discounted to $1.00 each. I was holding two of them looking through my coupons when the lady next to me (who was also looking through her coupons) :) handed me a coupon for $1.50 off two bottles of any Skintimate product! How nice! She said she had 4 more of the same coupons so she thought I should use one! So, they came out to be $.50 each - food storage!

Also, there were bags of Frosted Mini Wheats (yum!) normally $1.50 each discounted to $0.75. I grabbed two and used a coupon for $1.50 off two bags of that brands cereal! = Free wheaties! lol... I'm such a dork. Anyway, I just wanted to show that couponing works and that its worth your time.

Something else I want to point out is that couponing and other ways of saving money (includng paying tithing and getting out of debt), helps us, like I said to stretch our budget and live more fully within our means. We don't have to worry as much because we have enough for ourselves. When that happens - when we don't have to worry as much because we have enough for ourselves -it puts us in a situation where we can then "worry" about other people and by "worry" I mean show more compassion. We can share, because its not a threat to us if someone else gets something great too! Like the lady tonight that gave me her coupon - she knew that she would have "sufficient for her needs" (think about it) so she could help someone else get what they needed. What a nice mind set.


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