Hey y’all, Tiffany here (aka Mrs. Crazy).
Sometimes couponers get a bad rap. I’ve seem people post large hauls, only to be accused of being greedy by others.
And yes, this has happened to me personally, as well. I’ve had people make those accusations.
I’ve also even seen other couponers at the grocery store get judgmental comments from cashiers and other shoppers for how full their carts are.
While there are a few select couponers who do it out of greed (and even re-sell the items at flea markets for a profit), the majority of us coupon so we can afford to be charitable.
How many times have you driven by a homeless person on the street, wishing you had something to give them?
How often have the Scouts knocked on your door, collecting canned goods for a food drive?
Every holiday season, how many bins collecting toys do you pass as you leave the store?
Before I was introduced to couponing I used to wish so badly that I could give more, but my budget was already so tight.
Every few months I go through all of the items we’ve collected for free (or under a quarter) that we won’t be using ourselves. This is what’s currently in my laundry room that needs to be donated.
There’s probably several hundred dollars worth of canned goods, personal care items, feminine products, diapers, and more in these bins. All of it cost us less than $10 total.
There is absolutely no way we would be able to afford to buy this at full price (or even sale price) and then just give it away. (Especially with my medical bills each month.)
Y’all, it feels so good to be able to give.
Now, please don’t misunderstand, this post is NOT to pat ourselves on the back about how wonderful and kind we are.
It’s to motivate you.
If you’re looking at this thinking, “Man, I wish I could coupon like that,” then stop thinking!
The whole purpose of our free couponing email series (at the top of this page) is to teach you how to do it! Our emails will walk you through, step-by-step, how to use coupons with sales.
If this looks a bit overwhelming, then start small. Create some blessings bags to keep in your car for handing out to the homeless you pass. As you grow more confident with your couponing skills, you’ll be able to collect more that you can use to bless the lives of more than just your family!
You can also join our Facebook group where we post dozens of online deals every day that are over 50% off.
No matter how you choose to save money, let charity be your motivation. And I promise that you will end up receiving far more than you can give.