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Yes, it's true....I'm now couponing!! Now don't get me wrong, I'm not the extreme couponing type and never will be....but it is fun saving money!! My boys are actually loving it because I buy things I normally wouldn't:) It does take time, both cutting coupons and shopping, but it's so worth it when I get to the checkout and my bill is cut in half!! I wish I would have started doing this a long time ago.
The Kroger I shop at doubles coupons up to $1.00, which is great!! For instance, today when I was shopping, they had Ragu pizza sauce on sale for $1.29 and I had a coupon for 50 cents off of 1 jar....and since it doubled, I got it for just 29 cents!! I love that!! Also, I had a 55 cent off coupon for a 2 liter Pepsi...it was on sale for $1.09 so after my coupon doubled, I got it for free and made a penny...I love that even more!! We don't even drink Pepsi, but I figure why not get it since it's free and give it to the youth group at church or something:)
Obviously, I have to watch because sometimes the better deal is the store brand or something else, but it is really fun to find the best deals and cut my grocery bill way down....especially feeding teenage boys who eat a lot!! Also, there are things I get that I don't have coupons for just because we like them and aren't willing to change to another brand...these are the non-negotiables...JIF peanut butter being one of them:)
So couponing is something I'm going to continue to do as I close in on 40 and beyond...I figure if the money is out there to save, I'd rather spend it on something else:) I know this may seem like a small thing to some, but for me it's a big deal!! I tend to be a spender....not a saver:) Needless to say, Scott is impressed by my new venture in couponing:) The reality is that I really do want to be a good steward with what God has given me....and, in doing so, I'm finding it to be so rewarding!!