Happy Wednesday! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments yesterday! There seems to be a lot of interest in couponing...and I'm happy to share. :-)
A couple things...
1. I wanted to let you know I'm still having trouble commenting on some of your blogs. It makes me sign in over and over, and I'm unable to leave a comment. I had the same problem on my blog a couple weeks ago, and found a solution here. It totally fixed the problem. Please check out the link if you are still having commenting issues through Blogger. It's such an easy fix! (Blogger is working on fixing this glitch, so this is a work-around for now. It affects people using Internet Explorer as their browser).
2. Also, here are a few of the couponing blogs I read:
The Krazy Coupon Lady
Common Sense with Money
I'm not going to lie...it takes a lot of time and effort as you're trying to make sense of all the information. But it's totally worth it! I saved probably $300.00 in the past 4 weeks alone. I'm literally walking out of stores with free items: band-aids, razors, Motrin, rolls and rolls of Scotch tape, toothbrushes, mouthwash (name brand everything, not some weird store brand)... oh, and today I got $8.50 worth of free Sharpie hi-lighters at Office Max! Just walked in, gave them my coupon and walked out. :-)
3. Before you click on the links above, please click on this link first: The title is What is Free or Cheap at Drugstores Starting 6/12. It gets overwhelming knowing where to start. I've spent hours and hours researching, but this post will show you right away that free items are possible.
A few of you had questions/comments about couponing in general (and you're totally right).
*It seems like it takes a lot of time - yes, totally! Hours and hours!
*It seems like there are lots of coupons for products I don't use - definitely true! There are tons of grocery items that I don't buy, so I just skip over those coupons. I have better luck and Walgreens and CVS getting super cheap/free items like paper goods (toliet paper, paper towels, Ziploc bags, tinfoil) and bath items (razors, toothbrushes, deodorant, mouthwash, etc). My favorite recent freebie: Crest Total Care Mouthwash. The huge bottles were on sale for $4.00, and CVS gave me back a register reward for $2.00. I had a $2.00 coupon from the Sunday paper, so...free mouthwash! (I got 4 giant bottles of it).
*Oh, and if you've watched the show Extreme Couponing you'll see people getting like 80 deodorants (or whatever) for free. I've never bought/got more than 4-5 of one item at a time. I'm not a person that likes to draw attention to myself, so I do it pretty low-key.
I'm going to stop there with the couponing info. :-) I'm not great at explaining things and I'm still new to it as well. It takes time to learn!
And now, an SOOC of Livia I took this evening. It has been cloudy for 2 days straight, so I thought perfect... let's go out while we have some even lighting for a few pictures. The second, and I mean SECOND we got in the car, the sun came out full force - ahhhh! So poor TT was in the blinding sun in the middle of a field of flowers. It may have been harsh lighting, but I got a pretty blue sky! :-) More pictures coming this week, but here's a preview.
You guys know I'm not always able to visit everyone back that leaves a comment, but if you leave a question for me...please know I will make it a point to respond. If you don't hear from me, check back in the comment section on my blog. It just means I wasn't able to contact you.
Have a great one! ♥