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A Personal Story Of The Benefits Of Couponing
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A Personal Story Of the Benefits Of Couponing

I'm a stay-at-home mama with only one vehicle in our family. In addition, I live in a fairly new place and tend to be somewhat of an introvert. Before I began couponing, I used to call up my husband, "Can you pick up this, or that, from the store?" He always would and, given my homebody personality, I didn't mind! It worked out swell. I could stay in my happy, little environment, and my husband could do the errands, last minute though they be.

I Actually Get Out of the House!

However, now that I coupon, I now do much of the shopping. No more last minute grocery calls to my husband, save for the occasional one. Frankly, me getting out of the house is good news. Getting out allows me to become familiar with my community, getting to know the lay of the land. Getting out allows me to talk with store workers. Basically, through my couponing adventures I now get out of my comfort zone, and this is good for me.

I Can Now, More Easily, Recognize a Good Buy at the Store!

Not only do I now greet the town with my presence, but I've become much better at knowing what's a good sale at stores, versus what's not such a good sale. To be sure, I could get even better at this. However, at one time my eyes would glaze over when I looked at the weekly store ads that come in my mailbox. I'd take one look at them and throw them in the recycle bin. It was as though they didn't make sense (the Price Chopper ad, the Hy-Vee ad, and the CVS ad!). Now that I coupon, however, 2 boxes of cereal for $4 (or less) is a good deal! I can recognize it. The weekly store ads no longer look like a foreign language . . .

I've Become Better at Taking Online Surveys!

Furthermore, by couponing I have become better at taking the online surveys that I'm a part of. At one time, not all that long ago, I wasn't particularly suited for answering questions regarding groceries. Now that I've become more familiarized with shopping, however, my survey taking ability has increased, because I'm now familiar with more products.

There you have it, a personal story of some of the benefits to extreme couponing! To be sure, there are other benefits as well, such as the obvious one of saving money with coupons. However, what I mentioned above are just some of the benefits that quickly come to mind . . . for me personally.


Street Talk

How about the benefits of having more than enough money! I say God bless you with all my heart and with all due respects to you, but please let someone help you see the life that is meant for you. I hope and pray, Its you that saves your own life.The truth of the matter is, you are the only one that can look after yourself at the end of the day. But hey" Who am I to think that saving with coupons is the answer anyone is really looking for.

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  about 7 years ago

That is a great story Penny. Gayle

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks for reading, Gayle.

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  about 7 years ago

Hi Penny, great story, which will inspire others I am sure. Thanks for taking the time to bring it to us, Regards Keith

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  about 7 years ago

Thank you, Keith:)

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  about 7 years ago

What a wonderful personal story Penny. I like it !

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks, Eugene:)

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  about 7 years ago

A good article Penny, I like your website.

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks, Penny:)

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  about 7 years ago

Good for you! I like that you use this as a positive addition to your lifestyle!

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks, Shawn:-)

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing a personal story of the benefits of couponing - enjoyable! Good article. Nice match for a photo choice.

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks, Cynthia:)

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  about 7 years ago
Barbara9  

very nice article, i find all types of coupons extremely useful.

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks, Barbara. They are helpful:)

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  about 7 years ago

Dear Penny, Good article , i assume it must be fun , but it saves you a lot of money in the end.

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  about 7 years ago

You know Alfred, what I'm finding is that it allows us to purchase things that we normally wouldn't. For example, instead of purchasing store brand diapers for our son, we now often are able to purchase name brand diapers (though we do use cloth too:)). Case in point, I'm really enjoying the Huggie diapers for my son right now--they have a great fit and great absorbency. Thanks for the comment, Alfred; it can be fun and yes it does save. I hope you are having a nice day:)

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  about 7 years ago
C4rmen  

Thats great Penny. I was right there with you on yr trips to the store in that article. What fun can be found in the daily activities of our lives. Cheers :)

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  about 7 years ago

C4rmen, yes, just as you said, "fun can be found in the daily activities of our lives." Thanks for writing:)

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  about 7 years ago
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