So here goes… I know a lot of you think I’m a little nuts. Well, here’s proof that I’m a LOT nuts. I’ve been learning more & more about how the couponing thing can really help your budget and the more serious you get about it, the more you can save. I went last week and saved a LOT of money, walked out with an overflowing cart for $5.79. This got me to wondering & researching and in my research, I came across The Krazy Coupon Lady’s website. She’s been on TLC’s Extreme Couponing. You think I’m crazy? Check her out!
Anyway, I’ve been getting most of my coupons online, from friends or sometimes, out of the Sunday Newspaper. When you combine your coupons with advertised sales, you can get things at a very, very low price. The Ronzoni pasta is on sale at Kroger this week for .49 and I had several coupons for $1 off of 2 boxes (making them FREE) and ended up with almost 30 boxes of free pasta! Coupons are all online for this one! Anyway, I decided to start my search for more coupons. The Sunday paper is expensive, here. Almost $2 per week and one lady I found on youtube spends $50 a month buying multiple copies of the Sunday paper to get her coupons. Well….. you know I hate to spend money on stuff like that so……… here goes…… (I hope you don’t think bad of me)… I went dumpster diving for coupons! I found a recycling drop off location near our home, took a step stool and gloves and dove in.
Told you, I’m a little nuts. Yes, it is legal – for those of you wondering! As long as I don’t trespass on private property to get the trash, it’s public domain. The recycling bin I went to was amazingly clean – nothing but paper products in it and no smells whatsoever. When I opened up the door, the first thing I saw was a stack of coupon inserts from Sunday’s paper! Now, THAT was motivation! I climbed my little step stool and started digging. I ended up getting 47 Sunday paper inserts (red plum and smart source) – that’s roughly the equivalent to 25 Sunday paper’s worth of coupons! I found half a dozen of the Kroger coupon booklets of coupons they mail out and even found one JC penney $10 off a $10 purchase!! Why in the world would somebody throw this money away!!
I asked my husband to take some pics or video and he said “No way, I want to look, too!” I don’t know when I’ve ever found my husband more appealing to me!! 🙂 At that moment, I could kiss his feet! I’m thinking most husbands wouldn’t even go and if they did, they would be hiding in the car or ducking to make sure no one saw them… not mine!
So there it is – my crazy, outrageous act for the week! Subscribe to this blog (to the right in the “Yep, sign me up!” box) and hear more crazy antics and follow my weight loss journey as well. Have a fantastic week and try doing something outside of YOUR comfort zone this week!