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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your stories with me as well.

Friday, September 14, 2012

It's Okay Not to be Obsessed with Couponing

I am very guilty of becoming obsessed with coupons.  I feel like I waste money by letting good coupons expire. There's nothing worse than missing a great sale that I could have combined a coupon with and received the item for free. I'm a terrible person for not playing the grocery game, etc.  Life had become extremely busy while taking care of our two boys when Mike was recovering from surgery this past summer.  The last thing on my mind was trying to coupon.

One of the best things I learned is that it's okay NOT to coupon.  Buying an item without a coupon doesn't make me a terrible person.  It's great to coupon, but it's not the end of the world if it doesn't happen.

Once things started to calm down I gradually started to coupon again.  But I didn't go overboard like I used to.  I picked two of my favorite stores, Ingles and CVS, and those are the only stores I coupon at.  The best part about this is that I enjoy shopping at both of these stores and I like their coupon policy. 

So if you are in a funk with using coupons, take a break, it will be okay.  Then decide which stores you like the best and only you use those.  And the biggest piece of advice....Don't. Feel. Guilty.  Life goes on with or without coupons.

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