Take it away, Cathy!
Thanks to I Heart Publix, couponing has become a way of life in our family. Thanks to couponing we have variety in our meals and are not stuck with the same menu week after week because that is all we could afford to buy.
The best part of couponing, in my opinion, is how my kids have grown to understand how it all works. They will ask for an item while shopping and if I say "no, not this week," their response is usually, "oh it's not on sale," or "oh you don't have a coupon for it?" Now they wait for the sales too and get just as excited when they see their favorite items on the list.
I figure this will do one of two things for them when they get older. One - motivate them to do something with themselves to make the big bucks so they don't have to worry about coupons or two - they will learn to spend wisely. Either sounds pretty good to me!
Thanks for sharing your story, Cathy!
I could really use a few new volunteers for the Reader Spotlight – so pretty please with a cherry on top...please write in if you have a story to tell! Your post can be about almost anything to do with couponing. You can tell us about a particularly good or bad situation you’ve dealt with as a couponer, about how you got into couponing or how couponing has impacted the rest of your life, you can make a list of things every new couponer should know…just about anything, really! If you think it’s interesting and it has to do with couponing, email me with your idea at contactiheartpublix @ gmail.com.
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