This week’s Reader Spotlight comes to us from Dena, who Take it away, Dena!
When my kids were little I tried couponing. It was horrible. There were’t many websites you could print coupons from, and the ones in the paper were usually a joke. I did better just getting store brand items and trying to shop as cheaply as I could.
Now, 4 kids later and me being a stay at home mom, the grocery bill was just too much. We could easily spend three hundred dollars and it seemed like we would get just enough to get by each time. I was sick and bored one night and saw that Netflix had Extreme Couponing on it. So I watched every single episode.
It just seemed so simple. I have plenty of time and that’s the main thing it seemed I needed. Now, we have shelves stocked with everything we could possibly need that we paid pennies for (if anything at all!)
I can donate as much as I want and not break the bank. I can give stuff to family members and help them out. And more importantly, we have money to do things with our kids that we couldn’t have before. We can take them on trips or just to the zoo because we aren’t worried if we’ll have enough food or money to last until the next paycheck.
I Heart Publix has been a lifesaver for me in my couponing journey. You make it so simple and I know it is greatly appreciated by myself and many others. Thank you for helping make me a couponer and I know my family thanks you, too (they love free cookies!).
Thanks for sharing, Dena!
Ok guys…I am still very low on stories —I NEED YOUR STORIES!! If you have a story to share PLEASE SEND IT IN –pretty please with a cherry on top??
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 intocouponing 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.This is one of my favorite features on the site! Be sure and check out all the past Reader Spotlights HERE.