In 2014 I let my couponing go by the way side. In August 2014 our grocery store stopped doubling coupons. About that same time I lost my free source of getting multiple coupon inserts free each week.
My grown children have grown accustomed to expecting these things from me each year. I had thought all I had in my stash was men's shave gel. I made a mad dash earning Target gift cards through swagbucks and the PerkTV app. Target was having some good deals such as buy 4 items and get a $5 Target card back. Plus, I had coupons as well for most all of them. Plus additional savings through the Target Cartwheel and Target coupons as well. I was making lots of trips to Target, but my boxes just weren't going to be as full of as many things as usual.
Or, so I thought......
It came time for me to go get in to my stash for the shave gel.
Look what I found:
Because I hadn't been using many coupons anymore, I hadn't added anything to my stash. I had NO idea that I still had so much in there. (I keep my stash by category in strawberry crates stacked in the corner of my bedroom)
I was able to put together nice, and pretty complete boxes for all of the adult children after all.
Now, I am working my way back to using lots of coupons again. I have found a source to buy inserts through a local friend for much cheaper than buying multiple Sunday papers. I am working to keep my coupons cut and in my binder, and carrying my binder with me at all times.
I hang out in the #couponcommunity, #target, #walmart, and #walgreens hashtags over on TSU. So many members there posts deals. It's phenomenal!
I originally wrote about my stash on bubblews. You can find my post here: