I recently participated in a LIVE chat about couponing in the Frugal Living community on BlogFrog and I had no IDEA this community of savers existed. Describe a time when you saved BIG.
I’m a spender.
There’s no pretty way around it. The best way for me to save money is to just not step foot in a store. No store. If I go into the gas station with the intent to pay for gas I will instantly start glancing around for things I might need that I didn’t know I needed until I saw it staring back at me. Like a king sized bag of Skittles or something along those lines.
I’ve always thought coupons were simply advertisements to get people into the store to spend more money. After joining the Frugal Living Community on BlogFrog I have discovered this is not so. And I am here to tell you that there is a group of women walking out of the grocery store with as many groceries as me for HALF the freaking price.
These women clip and share and blog and discuss all their latest finds so that everyone can benefit. They speak a foreign language. They carry binders FILLED with coupons to help them slash their spendings on each shopping trip.
When they discussed their monthly spendings at the grocery store I about fell out of my chair. Some of them spend in one month, for a family of 4+ what I spend in a week. No joke.
So they’re getting in my head.
I thought I was SO smart when I saved big on an online purchase by buying over 150 dollars worth of groceries for free shipping.
That’s my big savings.
$12.95 on groceries that would actually be free to purchase if I’d just get off my lazy ass and go get them myself.
Or make Pat do it…which would really be the win/win in all this.
I have so much to learn.
Now it’s your turn!
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1.) I recently participated in a LIVE chat about couponing in the Frugal Living community on BlogFrog and I had no IDEA this community of savers existed. Describe a time when you saved BIG.
2.) Over at SITS we’re hosting a week long Back2Blogging event that will end with someone taking home a brand new washer and dryer from Electrolux. Since September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Electrolux is working to promote awareness and early detection, I’ll be writing about a survivor or supporter that inspires me at SITS on Thursday. That was a long way of saying, Describe a woman who inspired YOU. If you answer this prompt remember to also link up your URL Thursday on SITS for entry to win a brand new washer and dryer!
3.) Write about what blogging means to you. Why do you blog? What purpose does it serve you and how have you benefited from sharing a piece of yourself online this way? If you answer this prompt remember to also link up your URL Friday on SITS for entry to win a brand new washer and dryer!
4.) Why did you do it? Write about a time you chose to break a rule.
5.) Describe an awkward conversation you had with someone recently.