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If you think clipping coupons is a big waste of time, I’m here to convince you that you are wrong! I was once the biggest skeptic. No one was going to convince me that I could save money with coupons. After all, coupons are all for brand name items and even with a coupon, they still cost more, right? Wrong again!
I started couponing in May of 2011. I was prompted to give it a try when I read this blog post over at I Love to Gossip. That post, dated May 20, 2011, told me that I could get free Vlasic relish at Shaw’s. Hmmmm… my mother loves relish. I love free!
I printed 4 coupons using my 2 computers then I ran to the store. I was sure I’d come home empty handed. I just didn’t see how it could possibly work! The relish was indeed on sale for $1 each. The coupons were for 55¢ off. I bought four jars and sure enough, after the coupons doubled, I got four jars of relish for FREE!
But, that was only four jars of relish. Surely I was not going to go far on that. I drove home happy, just the same. And I checked Chrystie’s blog several times a day. There always seemed to be more coupons, more great deals. Wacky Mac for pennies a bag. Raisin Bran for 59 cents a box. Salad dressing just 25 cents each. In a very short time, I had a pantry full of food. It soon spilled over to a bedroom.
That’s how I started couponing. It all started with relish!
If you live near Sanford, Maine, you really must follow this blog because I will be giving you lots of Sounthern Maine deals, and many deals specifically for Sanford stores!
You can see some of my very early shopping trips here… all when I was a newbie!
To see my recent shopping trips, use the Shopping Trips link at the top of the page!
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