Thursday, April 21, 2011

Couponing Anyone?

     I've recently found a show that is kind of a guilty pleasure to watch.  It's a show on the cable network channel, TLC (The Learning Channel), called "Extreme Couponing."  While I don't think I'll ever be an "Extreme Couponer" like the people shown on this show, I've recently started clipping coupons in the hopes to save money whenever and wherever I can.

     With the economy the way that it is these days and the rising gas prices, as well as other reasons,it has become essential that Brett and I save money in every way that we possibly can.  Since food is one of our big budget items, I've taken it upon myself to try and learn the techniques of shopping with coupons.

     The networking site, Facebook  is a great way to find some coupon sites as well as bloggers that share their knowledge and wisdom of saving money with the help of coupons.  I've found many sites that I plan to use to help save money.

     A few of the sites and blogs that I've found are:

  • The Prudent Patron
  • Coupon Katarina
  • Money Saving Moms
  • The Krazy Coupon Lady
     These places can be found online as well as on Facebook.  You can even sign up for e-mails that tell you what is on sale at your local stores like Walgreens, CVS, Kroger, Wal-Mart, The Dollar General Store, and other stores.  You can even personalize settings to where you can get other stores that are in your area.

     Of course, there's always the "old fashioned" way of finding coupons...your local newspaper.  The Sunday Edition is usually a great place to find coupons.  I have friends and relatives that don't use coupons to save them for me and then I don't have to buy a paper.

     I know that some of my friends use online clipping services and have other ways of obtaining coupons and saving money, but I'm still kind of new to this thing. I definitely see a hobby or addiction forming.

     I'm always looking for new sites and ways to add to my ways of saving money, so please feel free to comment with your methods!

Until then, happy couponing!!

And that, my friends, is what Sarah Said!!!

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