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A friend of mine and I were talking about how much money we spend on groceries and that it never seems like we get after 2 days we once again need to go to the store. I was a VERY implulsive grocery buyer and just picked whatever, whenever and never thought about the cost or looking for sales. I am embarrassed to admit how much I spent each month on groceries alone. Well that has all changed. My friend told me about her sister-in-law who cuts coupons and really saves alot of money. I thought I'll try it and we'll see. Cutting coupons seems like a lot of work and I just don't know. Well this blog started for me to just keep track of how much I have saved over the year and if my coupon adventure paid off or if it was too much of a hassle for little return. As a result I don't know if I will ever pay full price for groceries or other things again. It does not take much time and the savings are enormous. I originally sent emails to friends showing savings and telling them where to find deals. I now use this blog as my way to help others cut costs and get what they need and want for less or even $$$$ FREE $$$$!
BLINKIE- A machine that spits out coupons. MQ- Manufacturers Coupon OOP- Out of Pocket Expense Q or CPN- Coupon FAR- Free After Rebate CAT-Catalina coupon (Manufacturer coupons that print out from a little machine at the register, triggered by what you buy.) B1G1F, B2G1F-"Buy one get one Free", "Buy two get one Free" TEAR PAD- A pad of refund forms or coupons hanging on a shelf at the store. UPC-Universal product code (those black straight lines with numbers under them) POP-Proof of purchase (like a product label or UPC) GC-Gift Card PG-Proctor & Gamble SS-Smart Source RP - Red Plum Peelies-sticker like coupons found on products. ECB-Extra Care Bucks (CVS) More info here RR- Register Reward (Walgreens)