>A younger friend of mine got into couponing a few months ago. She is a young mom, with 4 children at home, and works full time at home as a medical transcriptionist. She called one day all excited. “Guess what? I just checked out of the grocery store for less than a dollar — and I got $70 worth of food.”
Naturally I was curious. I pummeled her with questions. She had been studying a website called Southern Savers. Southern Savers is a grocery coupon and sale site for those of us in the southeastern USA. Each week, the most popular grocery store and drug store chains are listed with their best buys and links to coupon sites for printing. It is truly amazing. I went on one trip with my friend, Tammy, just to watch what she was doing. She was following exactly the recommendations on Southern Savers. And she is not only feeding her family, but she is taking food to the local food bank each week, too.
Now the week of the very special “less than a dollar” shopping is not a normal weekly occurence but she is feeding her family of six for very little each week. Oh, did I tell you she has a 16 year old, a 12 year old, an 8 year old and a 6 year old? All four children are very active and busy and they do love to snack, and there is always plenty there to eat!
This is certainly one way that we seniors can make some money. A penny saved is still a penny earned, right? I have to admit that I am not nearly as successful as Tammy has been, but I certainly can see a difference in our grocery bill, and if I spent more time on it, I know I could save even more. And couponing is a fun and addictive hobby too!
So get on board and tell us how you do. and if you belong to a couponing group, please tell us about it in the comment section below.