Welcome, New Couponers!

So some of you might have noticed that I was a little bit more “quiet” on the postings front today. It was, in part, because my son decided not to take a nap (ugh) but mostly because I was preparing for my first-ever couponing class!

I had gotten wind that a nearby library was looking for a couponing class but funds weren’t overflowing. So I contacted them and told them I’d do one for free. It’s all about giving back, my friends. My library has given so much to my family with their free programs and of course, book selection!

It was VERY hot and humid here in Chicagoland so it scared a few people off from the class. (I didn’t want to leave my home either!) But we had six sweet people come out to learn all about couponing —and I had a blast! Yeah, I was super nervous (I’m actually very shy) but they were soo comforting that I almost forgot I was standing in front of people! :) We were able to snag a photo, but one had already left. (Sorry, Marilyn!) Yup, that’s me in there, too!

The most thrilling thing as a couponer is when you can teach someone what you know to save them $$, too. And I loved giving them their freebies at the end. You can see their big bags full of stuff I collected for them through CVS/Wags/Target deals.

Funny thing was–Bob told me about a recycle bin at the post office that had just thrown out grocery ads for a place we knew had a manufacturer’s coupon for a free pack of Coke wyb 4! Hello, Jewel, here I come for 5 packs of Coke and 2 Hillshire Farms Sausages for $6.50! :) (Thanks, Bob!) My first ever recycle bin digging!

Anyway, I just wanted to welcome my new couponing friends to the blog and give a big Thank You to Noreen for setting everything up!