Monday, February 9, 2009

Tuesdays With Traci
Having a blog which is dedicated, in part, to saving money allows me to receive a lot of e-mails and websites from people who are also interested in saving money. One sent to me recently was Hillbilly Housewife. While I’m all for saving money on my grocery bill there are some things I just will not do. Making my own sanitary pads is at the very top of that list! My first thought when I saw this was, “Can you not cut something else out of your budget to afford pads?!” My second thought was, “Has no one taught this poor woman how to cut coupons?!” I did read her website and understand it’s a moral decision for her but for the rest of you I want to give you the tools so you will never have to download her pattern for sanitary napkins. Ewww.

First, check out this link to read how I simplified coupons. If you are not brand loyal, you will never have to pay for toothpaste, shampoo, razors, or sanitary pads again. Think about how much this would cut from your monthly budget!

Second, know your resources. I had Jen send me a list of the grocery stores in your area. She gave me the names of several stores. I could not find a couponer for Winco or Roth’s but here are some sites to check out the others.

SafewayMommy Making Money
TargetAttention Target Shoppers
Walmart & Fred MeyerFrugal Living
Rite aid & Walgreens – I use and recommend Southern Saver

Let the ladies from these blogs do the hard work for you. Check out what is on sale (or free!) this week and stock-up! It may be a little overwhelming at first but once you get the hang of it you will be kicking yourself for taking so long to start.

One final thing. There are several sales for Progresso Soup this week. Walgreen’s has it for 4 for $5 ($1.25), Target for $1.40, and Roth’s has it for $0.99. If you email me I will send you a link for a $1.10 coupon. (Hit the back button to print twice.) If Roth’s allows overages that means you would make $0.11 on each can. See how this coupon thing is so fun?! My e-mail is: raffertys at bellsouth dot net.


Anonymous said...

what do you do if your store doesn't accept computer generated coupons? do you come up against this a lot?

Fruitful Labor said...

There are no stores around me that do not accept internet coupons. The only reason why they haven't taken them in the past was because they they could not scan the bar code. The coupon was from a second hand internet coupon and not directly from a reputable site (i.e. If you are hesitant about using internet just call the store before you go and see what their store policy is.