I started my “extreme couponing” in September 2006 – though I am I’m not quite as good as the lady in that article. I remember I spent Labor Day printing out internet coupons, scooping out all the deals, trying to digest all of the information that was out there! So this is my 2 year anniversary of saving thousands of dollars a year and it is also NATIONAL COUPON MONTH!
Did you know, the first coupon was born in 1894 when the druggist who bought the Coca Cola formula handed them out for his new fountain drink? Since then, the coupon industry has GROWN to $2.6 BILLION in savings last year BUT that is only 1% of the total coupons actually issued. Get using those coupons…you will find all the places to find them HERE.
I did get a giggle out of this fact: The typical family saves between $5.20 and $9.60 per week using coupons. Look at the ladies around the blogosphere, we are saving way more than typical! The key is using your coupons EFFECTIVELY! Pair your coupons with a sale and then stock up on it!