The most important reason, in my opinion, to become a Krazy Coupon Lady is to become financially independent.   Krazy Coupon Ladies do two things:

  1. Krazy Coupon Ladies save 50-90% off what they used to spend on groceries each month.
  2. They create a stockpile (whether small or large) of products that their family uses.  Items are only purchased to go into this stockpile when they are at least 75% off retail price.  By creating this stockpile, you eliminate many of your last minute purchases made out of necessity and instead, you anticipate what your family will be using in the next 3, 6,  or 9 months (maybe more) and purchase it when it’s at a rock-bottom price.  In order to pull off a successful and responsible stockpile, you must keep it organized and account for what you have.

After filming TLC’s Extreme Couponing, airing Dec 29th at 8PM EST, I decided to take my camera with me on my next trip to the food bank!  Hopefully you enjoy watching the process and get an idea of how easy it is to make these donations!

The next most important reason to become a Krazy Coupon Lady is to help out your friends, your neighbors and your community.  If I know when cereal is going to be only $0.50 per box, I can special order a case of 20 boxes at my local grocery store and pay about $10 bucks for the whole case.   The retail value of the case is probably more like $80 or more.  If I want to donate to a local food bank, I can make a big impact while spending very little.

I am constantly giving food and toiletries (oh, the body wash!) away to my family and friends.  But sometimes it’s a good idea to do a big run to a food bank and there’s no better time than the holidays and winter time to make that donation!

To find a food bank in your area visit FeedingAmerica.org.

What are some of the ways Extreme Couponing has helped you to give back?  Donating your leftover newspapers to animal shelters, teaching coupon classes to your friends or church groups?  I’d love to hear about how you’re paying it forward.  Anyone think we should have a pay-it-forward contest?  hmmmm, my wheels are turning now. . .