Do you have a coupon BFF?
As the social creatures that humans tend to be, we do everything in life in the company of others. We play together, we see movies together, we vacation together. Do we coupon together?
Having a “coupon crony” is worth its weight in gold!
A coupon crony will keep you excited about the latest sale, keep you up to date on the latest deal, and best of all – keep you excited about couponing. Every time I think I’m just too busy to catch a good sale my crony calls to chat about her latest score. It keeps the excitement rolling and it makes me want to find the next deal and share it with her. My crony and I share coupons via the mail since we don’t live near each other, and we share stories about shopping – some of which are hysterical!
My kids think I’m boring but I tried to explain that couponing allows us to live a better life. We can still vacation in a bad economy; the kids take art classes and they belong to a bowling league. Even when my husband had his salary cut by 18 thousand last year, we were still able to keep up with our current lifestyle all thanks to couponing.
So get excited! Recruit a friend and most importantly, share the wealth!
Maggie Miller is a freelance writer and is a bargain blogger at www.familyfrugalfun.com She specializes in deals for the Mid-Atlantic region.