National Coupon Month: What Is Your Story?
Posted on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 11:20 am
Whether you were born into it or you developed your skills as an adult, couponing is truly a way of life. Frugality and couponing allows you to not only save money, but it lets you invest and spend your money on the things your really want.
As for my story, I was born into a frugal lifestyle. When I was growing up my family didn’t have a lot to spend so we had to make every dollar stretch. However, just because we didn’t have a lot to spend didn’t mean we went without. Instead of going to the grocery and buying whatever we wanted, my mother instilled the value of thriftiness via couponing and the notion that you never have to pay full price for anything.
My mother was a coupon queen in her own right. Every grocery shopping trip we would take she’d have her coupon box full of deals and ready to go! Whenever we arrived at the cash register I’d watch the final price whittle down after the checker applied the coupons. There were discounts galore! These are the memories that instilled the value of frugality and thriftiness in me and which have encouraged my own couponing habits.
Even though I may hold up the check out line at my local grocery store a bit I wouldn’t trade couponing for anything. Not only is there the thrill of getting the best deal possible, which includes getting some of my favorite items for free, but I can save my hard-earned money. Frugality and couponing allows me to do the things that I am passionate about which is why I can never live without it!
In celebration of National Coupon Month Freecoupons.com is hosting a giveaway! There are several ways to enter to win one of 10 Amazon gift cards worth $50 each! You can submit either your couponing story or a picture of your stockpile to firstname.lastname@example.org, or enter by following FreeCoupons.com on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or Google+. Remember all entries must be submitted by September 30th at midnight and the drawing will take place on October 1st.
Another way to enter the contest is to send in your expired or close-to-expired manufacturer coupons to help support our troops. FreeCoupons.org is our site dedicated to using couponing for the greater good to improve and serve our community. Military families stationed overseas are able to use manufacturer coupons up to six months past their expiration date. By sending in your expired or close-to-expired manufacturer coupons you can greatly help our military families while also entering yourself into the contest to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Plus you’ll also get a FreeCoupons.com reusable grocery back when you send in coupons! It’s a win-win-win!
So what is your story?!