We are often asked how we got started couponing.  Many are surprised to hear we’ve only been couponing for just over 2 years.  We fumbled our way through the learning process and somehow, ended up experts!  It was because of all of our early stumbles that we decided to write Pick Another Checkout Lane, Honey, to help ‘coupon virgins’ avoid some of our mistakes!

One thing that is certain is Heather and I may have never begun this journey without each other.   She and I both were too intimidated to try it out on our own, so 100% of our coupon shopping trips in those first few weeks were with each other.

So tell us, how did you get started?  Was it a friend prodding you along?  A news story or an article?  What made you begin “extreme couponing”?