Saturday, March 2, 2013

#BlogDare I am always...

(c) TLC
I am ALWAYS looking for ways to save money!

I started watching "extreme couponing" about a year ago thinking that the women (and dudes) doing it were crazy. How in the world are you able to strategize to score these deals, let alone find the time to cut over 100 coupons? That's a full time job in and of itself!

Then I figured out the secret. Most of these mamas are SAHMs, AND have their kids help them cut. Well, I can't exactly trust my almost 3 year old to accurately cut a coupon, I work part-time, and I'm in graduate school. Between all that and running a household, it sure does feel like I work full-time+. So I just don't have time.

At one point, I had a coupon binder, and if you'd like to make one I recommend Freebies 2 Deals Coupon Binder Pages. Tip: I printed them out on regular paper. I'd suggest cardstock. I also enhanced mine with Avery NoteTabs, 2 x 1.5 Inches, Cool Blue and Green, 40 per pack (16312) they color cordinate with the "Freebie" pages really well, and you can see where your coupons are divided without having to flip through the whole book.
That said. I don't use my binder anymore. However, I still get free product and save tons of money. This is my number one best tip for saving money WITHOUT having to cut coupons like Edward Scissorhands every Sunday.


These ladies will keep you in the loop for when things that you may want need, go on sale. I prefer to let others do the work for me. I follow (Facebook pages):
 Freebies 2 Deals
Target Savers
Today's Free Stuff
The Krazy Coupon Lady

Do you follow a deal site that you really love? Leave what it is in the comments!


  1. Hey there, Lisa! Found you from Bloggy Moms Blo Dare. I used to be an extreme couponer, too. I actually would like to get back in to it {modified though!}. I will no longer use a binder {I used to have the BOMB-est of all binders!} and will focus on only scoring freebies and deals where I can get items 60% off or better. I absolutely love to use Her site is the best and does not require brain power. Or time. Woohoo!! Now following you all the various ways we get to stalk-follow-each other. Have a wonderfully blessed day!

  2. I went all in on couponing, too including buying a giant binder! Then one day I was watching the Extreme Couponing show and the lady said she coupons so she can stay home with her kids but that she coupons 40 hours per week. Who has an extra 40 hours per week?!

  3. It's super hard to coupon in canada.. they don't let us use more than one..

    I price match a lot, use points, and try to order as much coupons in the mail as possible.

    I wrote this a while back - (I am participating on the blog dare too if you wanna check me out)