Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Show About Couponing

There is a new show starting on April 6th called "Extreme Couponing" on TLC. These are some serious ladies that find shopping to be a money-saving sport. They spend hours preparing for their shopping trips armed with store flyers and coupons for the items on sale. Their goal is to leave the store with everything they bought costing them absolutely nothing at the cash register.

This seems like a great show for anyone just starting out trying to use a few coupons and for the hardcore coupon Queens that make a killing every week on grocery day. I for one, will definitely be watching and taking notes. I want to be a "Coupon Queen", too! I fancied myself quite a bargain shopper by using $10 to $20 worth of coupons as often as possible on a single shopping trip. But these ladies blow me out of the water. The only comment I might add, without seeing the show yet, is I won't buy unhealthy prepackaged, frozen things like "Tator Tots" or something of no nutritional value just to get it cheap or free. I know it may sound wasteful to pass on a bag of free Tator Tots but the toll that kind of eating takes on your body is far more expensive in my mind. I would not condemn anyone else that feels differently about that. Hey, eat your free Tator Tots and be happy! Free feels good no matter what.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Frugal Fantasies

I feel it's appropriate to first introduce The Butterscotch Tabby. He is known as Nicky, named after George Eads from the TV show CSI. He, himself, was a bargain as a rescued kitten. The cost for Nicky was $58.00 from a local animal rescue. With the adoption of an animal you usually receive the first visit to the veterinarian free. When Nicky was given his physical and shots we were also given a "kitten kit" full of vitamins, free samples of kitten food, and coupons for more food and cat litter. The bill at the vets came to $68.00 so using my free visit certificate I made $10.00. I took the ten dollar profit and bought a litter box and litter. The litter box and litter both were purchased using coupons saving me $3.00. I then took the $3.00 and with the coupons from the vet visit bought kitten food. So in the end, Nicky (The Butterscotch Tabby), a litter box, litter, and kitten food cost our family $2.00! By far, our best bargain EVER!
Come back everyday for more money-saving tips to live out your "Frugal Fantasies"