About a month ago, I starting buying the Sunday paper strictly for the coupons. I wanted to start couponing, but not to be an “extreme couponer.” Being that my husband and I are both unemployed, my goal is to help my household save what little money we have on the non-food items that we use such as shampoo/conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.
After a few weeks of using coupons when I shop at Walgreens, we now have 4 bottles of shampoo (3 from coupons) and one bottle of conditioner, 7 bars of soap (6 pack from coupons), 3 toothpastes, and 6 toothbrushes (2 were from coupons).
My husband and brother have already started teasing me about having so much stuff. I am hurt and bothered by it. My brother should change his attitude towards me considering he could be homeless if it weren’t for us taking him in! He hasn’t paid us a dime in rent, food, gas for our car, or utilities either. He was living in our grandmother’s basement up until a few weeks ago and before that he was homeless. When my brother was in Kindergarten (I was in 3rd grade), he wrote a poem called, “My stupid sister.” Of course, that hurt me and I still remember hearing about the poem to this day. Well, his “stupid sister” gave him a roof over his head when nobody else would. Despite my husband and my brother’s teasing, I will continue to use coupons to save money. I plan on talking to my husband about how I feel when he teases me because it does hurt my feelings.
I am learning to coupon by matching the coupons that I have with the Walgreens ad and if I need additional help, I refer to the many couponing blogs out there! I still don’t know all the coupon terms, tricks and tips but I am learning as I go.
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