This is what my coat closet looks like in my house. It is full of items that I have gotten for 50-85% off. Back in October of last year I decided that with the help of a good friend, I would begin the task of becoming a crazy couponer. Now I know what you're thinking... for those of you who have seen the show Extreme Couponing it is nothing like that. I have no desire to buy 90 packets of croutons just cause they are free. Seriously people.... what are you gonna do with 90 bags of croutons?!
It's a great feeling to know that I am saving a ton of money for chris and I. I can even get enough things for free that I can donate or give to friends who are in need.
I'm pretty much stocked for about 1-2 years on most household items and beauty/health products.
Here is an example of one of my recent coupon shopping trips:
The original price for all of these items was $245.95, I spent $64.66 and got $25.00 in giftcards to CVS for buying certain items. That comes out to an 82% discount!
Maybe one of these days I will do a blog post on how I manage to pull this off. :) With a little bit of work... you could too!