So my sister calls me today to tell me what a dork I am for posting my "scores". She says that "no one cares what you bought at CVS or Walgreens" and that I needed to "get a life". LOL!! Ahhh the life of a 19 year old.
I don't post my "scores" because I honestly believe you "care" what I get at the store, I post them because I feel it might help someone else who's "learning" to coupon. I'm trying to show that it IS doable, at whatever scale you feel comfortable doing it at.
I recently watched the "Extreme Couponing" show on TLC and I was floored by the "scores" those people got. I was also a bit disappointed to see the "hoarding" that was done (not by everyone)!
I totally get the "high" you feel when you are able to get good deals. There's NO reason you should have to pay full price for much of anything anymore. I'm not perfect in my "scores" and I don't have all the answers. I'm just reading/researching and learning how I can best use our money to buy the most amount of items. I feel like I'm able to buy more things then I'd ever bought before on a tight budget. I'm even buying items we don't normally have the "luxary" of having. Why not stretch that dollar so instead of only being 100 pennies, it might be 110 or 150!! It's YOUR money!!
I hope my "scores" inspire you to try couponing/sales at whatever "level" you'd like to learn to save!
My goal to to never clear shelves and I try to only purchase what I feel my family can use in a resonable amount of time or what I can reasonably give or donate. There are others in the same boat, trying to spread their dollar and I don't feel comfortable clearing shelves just so I can stockpile years worth of an item!
Here's to learning about couponing and I might recommend a few sites to check out. I do all my deal searches on these sites!
www.frugalcouponliving.com (my very FIRST introduction to couponing)
www.afullcup.com (great place to see if there is a coupon available and where you might find it).
www.retailmenot.com (great place to find coupon codes for retail business and just about anything else you want codes for).