Reader Spotlight – A Couponing History Lesson


history bookToday’s Reader Spotlight is from Salli, who started couponing long before the Extreme Couponing craze. Take it away, Salli!

At 66 years old, I remember back in the day when we’d be so excited to find a coupon in a magazine or a tear pad at the supermarket. There was no internet with printable coupons, no Sunday inserts and certainly no phone apps since there were no cell phones. The most we could do was create a shopping list from the weekly ad at our neighborhood grocery store and celebrate the occasional cents off coupon.

As the coupon industry grew, so did our menus as coupons provided the incentive to try new products. And then every so often, we had double coupon day. That was before I moved from New York to Florida, where for some reason we have never been able to double coupons. And shopping at Publix was only for the well-to-do. My, how times have changed!

My husband and I are both retired, so there is a definite budget with little wiggle room. We also have two granddaughters with seven children between them, so I’m always on the lookout for bargains and freebies to share. With your help, I shop almost exclusively at Publix and every couple of weeks, we load at least two cartons full of stuff into the car to bring to the girls. Pasta, margarine, cereal, shampoo, laundry detergent – you name it and at some point we’ve paid little or nothing for them.

Our weekly grocery bill has gone from over $100 to less than $50, including the products we give away. We eat well (I love to cook) and have sacrificed nothing in our pursuit of saving money. Even without double coupons or store cards, we save a minimum of $25 a week with coupons, usually more. Figuring in the cost of ink for my printer (I get free paper from Staples) we are saving well over $1,000 a year. Amazing!

I’m sure others can and do save more. But as I said, we’ve sacrificed nothing and eat exactly what we’ve always eaten – we just pay less for it. The freezer and pantry are always full, as are the shelves in the garage. It’s such a sense of security knowing we won’t run out of anything or have to run to the store at the last minute and pay – dare I say – full price for anything.

And couponing is not just for the young. Everyone at any age can benefit. If you don’t have a family to share with, there are churches and food pantries in every community that can use donations. This “history lesson” is longer than I expected. But I hope others will feel inspired to sign up and receive daily emails from you. Whether you save $5 a week or $50, it’s definitely worth it!

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Reader Spotlight – I Will Never Pay Full Price Again!

babyToday’s Reader Spotlight is from Danielle, who started couponing as a way to save money and extend her maternity leave. Take it away, Danielle!

My husband and I had a beautiful baby girl in April and I really wanted to spend my entire twelve weeks of maternity leave with her, but I was only able to get six weeks of paid leave from work. I started couponing as a way to save money, so that I could stay home those additional six weeks. In the past, I used coupons here and there, nothing consistent though; I knew however, that if I put effort into it, I could save our family a lot of money.

I have been a loyal Publix customers for years and wanted to continue shopping there, so I used Google to help find a coupon match-up website for Publix sales and found this website. After finding this site, I started to plan my meals based on what was on sale and also began to stock up on items that we use often.

My first few trips weren’t exceptional, I forgot coupons and even got a few of the wrong products, but I kept trying and got it down pretty quickly. I usually save about 60% each trip, sometimes more!

Even though I have been back to work for several months now, I still use coupons and cannot believe that I ever paid full price for items! After returning to work, I told my co-workers how much I save and have even gotten a few of them interested in couponing, too.

My family also gets excited when I show them what items I bought and tell them how much I saved. I am proud of how much money I save my family and will never pay full price again.

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Reader Spotlight – The Donation Tub

tornadoThis week’s Reader Spotlight comes to us from Marie. Like so many, Marie was affected by the 2011 tornadoes…but her couponing stockpile really helped her get through it and now she takes her personal experience into account when stocking her donation tub! Take it away, Marie!

We live in Alabama not far away from “tornado alley” where tornadoes are a given each spring…as a matter of fact one bounced around our neighborhood during the rash of tornadoes in 2011. Despite losing power and having trees blocking roads…the gas stove remained on and since I had my Publix stockpile I was able to feed my family while we climbed out of the house and began clean up.

Our area makes it a point to collect items when other nearby communities are affected by storms each year. I “coupon” for free and inexpensive items that I know will be needed by families, first responders and volunteers and store in a Sterlite tub so when called upon, we are ready to donate immediately.

Not only do families who lose homes need toiletries…I now personally know they need notebooks and pens to keep up with information given and make lists for insurance (I can “buy” these things for free during back to school sales), as well as feminine hygiene and adult products such as Poise etc…, batteries (always a great deal at Publix) and items to entertain small children while parents are dealing with…well, everything.

Following a storm… tables are set out for volunteers and they need single serve snacks and the like (granola bars and protein bars…etc…how many times a year are those free??) :) If a school has been damaged…those kids will need all new school supplies (another freebie or cheapie to snag at Publix).

Having our tub handy not only helps us be able to donate during a tragedy without breaking our personal budget, but enables us to do so quickly!

Thanks for sharing, Marie!! 

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Reader Spotlight – All This And Free Cookies, Too

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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! 

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Reader Spotlight – A 30 Year Career In Couponing

heart mouseThis week’s Reader Spotlight comes to us from Sloane, who started couponing LONG before the Extreme Couponing craze. Take it away, Sloane!

I have been couponing off and on for almost thirty years!

It began when I wanted to stay at home with my three wonderful daughters. When they were old enough to understand couponing, they would tell each other “mom won’t buy you that cereal until it is on sale!”  When I had my second daughter and had to let my husband and the oldest go to the store they came home with one bag of groceries for about sixty dollars and I almost cried!

It is not always easy to stick to a budget – it is ok to give yourself a break – a splurge is a necessity, and life does not always allow you to stay focused. When I found this site over three years ago it changed how I coupon for the better, and I cannot thank Michelle enough. With two daughters in college it makes all the difference – we are at that stage where we help with what we can, but they still have student loans because we cannot borrow for our retirement !

Almost every time I go to Publix someone asks me how to coupon and I refer them to this site. Thanks again to Michelle who makes our lives easier !

Thanks for sharing, Sloane! 

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Reader Spotlight – The Road To Savings

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This week’s Reader Spotlight comes to us from Brittany at The Rogue Mom, whose upbeat and positive story is a great one! I think you guys will agree :)

When my husband and I first got married, I used to make a list of the meals we wanted to eat, make my grocery list, and go to the store to purchase those items.  I was spending about $160/week for 2 people!  We were both just out of college up to our ears in student loans with a new house payment on top of that.  But both being very blessed to have great jobs, we didn’t think twice about it.
I started shopping the Publix BOGO sales after I had my first child.  I started getting a Sunday paper and clipping coupons for only the products my family used.  Maternity leave was expensive and I wanted to try to offset the loss in our savings as much as I could.  I started stockpiling enough food until the next sale of a particular item.
It wasn’t until I received the first daycare bill for child #2 and realized that I was dedicating a mortgage payment a month to childcare that I really started looking for ways to save more.  When Pinterest came out, I discovered the I Heart Publix website and started combining coupons and sales. Soon after I discovered the Publix shopping list, where I could quickly and easily make my grocery list, organized aisle by aisle, to save me time (even more necessary than the coupons for this working mom!)  I started making my meal plan after I made my grocery list, basing all of our meals on what was on sale and in season.
Now I have an accordion file with coupon inserts and a small one for printed coupons, not to mention Ibotta, Shopmium and Upromise.  Last week, I bought $248 worth of food for my family for $136.  I bought food for 7 days of meals, 4 freezer meals, and added 45 items to my pantry stock (including laundry detergent and batteries!)  Here’s the kicker – I had 31 coupons and was in and out of the store in 35 minutes.  Publix really is very coupon friendly!  And I’m just getting started!

Thanks for sharing, Brittany! 

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Reader Spotlight – Canstruction And Couponing

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This week’s Reader Spotlight comes to us from Coupon Dude, who has a story that I just love! I have seen these fabulous structures in stores and never knew how much work went into them!

You guys can check out the Canstruction.org site to see how to get involved or even look to see where the upcoming events are. There are several coming up in the various Publix states.

If you want to watch the construction of Coupon Dude’s awesome project – check out the video HERE.

Many of us have become amazing couponers thanks to the skills we have learned from I Heart Publix.  Although we start by providing for our immediate families, many share the fruits of our efforts with our extended families, our co-workers, local shelters and food pantries.  But there is another way to put our unique skills to use….

Each year, members of the design and construction industry (architects, engineers and contractors) participate in Canstruction.  In a series of very clever local competitions designed to bring attention to hunger and the work of food banks, Canstruction events are held throughout the year in cities around the world.  Teams from the design and construction industry apply their talents to construct sculptures from non-perishable food items.  Entries are judged in several categories, and emphasis is placed on utilizing food items with a high nutritional value, especially proteins.  After the competitions, the sculptures are “deCanstructed” and the food is donated to local food banks.

Not only does each team have to be creative in the design and construction of the sculptures, they also must procure the food items utilized.  This can mean raising anywhere from $2,000-$10,000, no small task.  But we all know that coupons can reduce the cost of food.

In 2013, I was honored to participate on a team in the Atlanta Canstruction event, and I saw an opportunity to apply the skills I have learned from I Heart Publix.  I got our team to save MQs from the newspaper, and to beg, borrow and steal even more MQs.  We ordered our food from my local Publix and those MQs reduced the food expense by hundreds of dollars, allowing us to purchase even more food that would be donated.  Our entry, titled “Hunger…hiding in Plane sight” received both the Juror’s Choice (best in show) and People’s Choice awards.

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As you can see, we have some very creative people on our team and there were a LOT of hours put in the design. Every can type used has to be precisely measured to make the whole come out correctly. If we got off by 1/16″ with each can, the plane would have stretched by about 2″ and fallen over…so precision is super important. As you can see from the images, the computer model is pretty darn close to what the final sculpture turned out like.

FYI, the lower portion of the plane was Starkist tuna cans, the upper portion of the plane was Publix canned chicken, the windows were canned fishcakes, the tail was Vienna sausage (chicken and beef for the two colors), the engines were guava paste cans, the “cloud” was bags of Publix marshmallows, and the “sky” background wall was Progresso soup cans. All of the cans in the back wall were identical, just rotating the cans to expose differing parts of the labels created the “clouds.”

The manager at my local Publix (Ansley Mall store in Atlanta) helped tremendously coordinating the ordering and delivering of the food. That is a much bigger task than you think – the food you see fully filled several SUVs and pickup trucks. Several of the teams ordered their food from Kroger – their orders were messed up and not delivered in time to allow a practice build before the event. Which goes to show why we all love Publix! :)

Wherever you live, there is probably a Canstruction event held nearby.  A quick internet search should point you in the right direction.  We might not all be able to donate financially, but we CAN donate our couponing skills.  Find your local Canstruction event and start saving those coupons!!

Thanks for sharing, Coupon Dude!

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Reader Spotlight – Learning The Ropes

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This week’s Reader Spotlight comes to us from Sarah, whose starting couponing in 2012 and has built quite a stockpile for her family since then. 
Take it away, Sarah!

I started couponing shortly after my husband and I got married in 2012. We had attended a financial class through our church earlier that year, and one of our classmates was teaching a couponing class, so I decided to give it a try.

Honestly, I felt overwhelmed at first. During the coupon class, she showed us several different websites and told us about the various store programs and policies…a lot to take in for a newbie like me! But I was really drawn to her display stockpile…she had brought a sample of all the items she’d gotten for free. I was floored! I was so shocked that it could be cheaper to buy brand name items than store brands, and that you could even get things for FREE!!

I started easing into coupons that summer, and fell in love with I Heart Publix. By the fall, my husband was looking for a new job and we were down to just my income. My fun little hobby now became a necessary part time job for me. Thanks to the shopping list feature, I was able to see exactly how much I would be spending each week before we even stepped foot in the store. I could ‘edit’ our list to make the most of every penny, and we were prepared when we went shopping each week.

After only a few months, I had my own stockpile – much to my husband’s chagrin as we moved to our new apartment. I didn’t realize how many things I’d been able to stock up on until I had to pack it all in boxes. :) Here we are a few years later and while things are still tight, I am not worried one bit about whether we will run out of essentials. We’ll be able to feed our two cats for the next 8 months with all the food we got this spring, and we can do laundry almost indefinitely with all the great detergent deals I’ve found. (Not to mention all the free/cheap soap, shampoo, and toothpaste!)

My husband was skeptical at first, since he thought it was so annoying to be in line behind a couponer, but now he’s taken the weekly shopping trip as his own. I’m so proud to have such a helpful spouse since he’s taken the time to learn the ‘rules’ and has made friends with most of the cashiers and managers at our store. Coupons have really changed the way we shop for groceries, and I have to say that I really do love Publix (and this fabulous site of course!) so much that I’ve stopped shopping elsewhere almost completely.

Thanks for all you do, Michelle!

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Reader Spotlight – Following In Mom’s Footsteps

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This week’s Reader Spotlight comes to us from Cassandra, a young couponer who learned how to coupon from her mom. As Cassandra went out on her own with her own family, she has taken what her mom taught her and run with it!

Take it away, Cassandra!

I am a 21 year old couponer, and I love every minute of it. Everytime I go into a store and get our groceries, the cashier always gives me a look that says “You look like you’re 12, how did you know how to do all this??” The simple answer: My mother.

Growing up, it wasn’t easy-breezy. Our pantry wasn’t very full, and the meal selection was usually very routine (the cheap staples like grains, veggies, and more than likely more chicken than you could ever imagine eating in your whole life). I was a kid, I didn’t mind. It was like that for a while, but I realized eventually that my mother was spending more time looking at those ads that came in the mail than anything else. Our pantry got fuller, and the meals got more inventive (more beef!!). Mind you, my mother had always been frugal, but we’d never had anything like this! She had large storage bins in her closet full of the bathroom necessities: toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoos and conditioners of all brands, shapes, and sizes, and deodorant as far as the eye can see. We started getting fun treats every week, which would be whatever snack happened to be BOGO or on sale for cheap. Shopping trips on Sunday with my Mom and my grandparents were… fun!

As I got older, I got interested. My mom proceeded to show me how she did things, rolling coupons and rewards at CVS and Walgreens, using the BOGO deals at Publix or other local stores, and all the other fun tricks of the trade. I got the occasional razor deal, or my favorite in high school was when I got about 15 hair dyes on clearance, with coupons, and I got PAID .52 cents!! I tried my best to find things, I was never really good at it.

That was until I met my loving soon-to-be-husband. We started dating and I realized that his state of affairs was a wreck. He has a (now) 12 year old daughter, and when I spent some of my nights over there, making dinner for the two of them, I realized that he was living, well, like a single father that had no idea what he was doing. He bought a new frozen meal every night to make (full price, yikes!!), had nothing in the pantry, and I’m pretty sure the only thing he knew how to cook on/in was the microwave or the grill. (He tried to have an Italian girl make a frozen lasagna!!)

When I moved in, there was an overhaul. I think the fact that this beautiful little girl was suffering from her father’s horrid cooking jump started my couponing-bone. We started a budget, and the 100 a month we spend on groceries can now last for two, if anything were to happen in the next month. We now have a full pantry, a full freezer, more deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, and other toiletries to last us all year. They get a REAL meal instead of a pre-packaged, frozen entree.

My mother is my role model. I share my hauls with her, and tell her about all the latest deals, and she does the same. We’re closer than ever. I thank her from the bottom of my heart for introducing me to this lovely version of frugality, and giving my new family the good start we need to have a stress-free life (at least when it comes to money!)

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Reader Spotlight – Stumbling Upon Savings

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This week’s Reader Spotlight comes to us from Sharon, who taught herself to coupon after discovering an auction for coupons on Ebay. She has done great since those first steps!

Take it away, Sharon!

Shortly after getting married I found out I was pregnant, Oh Boy! I decided to quit my good paying full time job and my husband had just started his educational career so our income was cut by 60%! I realized very quickly that I would have to adjust my spending or we’d be broke and homeless in 3 months.

I started selling some of our stuff on eBay to make extra money and stumbled upon an auction for coupons. I started doing research and low and behold, people actually saved tons of money using these things!

I found several blogs, and I Heart Publix quickly became a favorite of mine. I started saving money right away. I took it slow and just shopped Publix for the first month, learning their rules and the stores “coupon quarks.” Then I expanded into CVS, Walgreens, and the other stores in my small town. I recommend that new couponers take their time and learn the system of each store.

We went from spending $400-$500 a month on groceries and household items to spending less than $200 a month on the exact same items. I also have an impressive stock pile that my husband calls our Hutchmart.

I feel like couponing gave me the financial freedom to choose to be a stay at home mom until our son went to school. Those first 5 years of his life were such a joy…He’s now 10 years old and I am in a full time job that I absolutely love. I still coupon and bargain hunt…it’s in my blood forever!

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