With the debut of Extreme Couponing tonight I wanted to make a note for those that may have found this site due to the show.
Couponing has been such a blessing to me and to my family. While living in California and trying to save money in such an expensive state–couponing has made it possible to live on one income–in a two income world.
Saving money in California is possible and I began this blog to prove it. What you see on Extreme couponing is true–to some extent. When you coupon–more realistically you will save over 60% on your grocery bill. (Hey, that beats paying full price!)
I feed my family of 5 on $200 a month. I am proud to say that a good portion of it is organic.
While Extreme Couponing is all glory and loves to show you the power of the coupon, please know that a lot of the show is not realistic. It is possible to save great amounts of money on products you enjoy everyday. Alot of the show is done in states that have stores that allow multiple doubling of coupons and have a lower cost of living. While California does have double coupons we also have limitations on how it is done.
If you are looking for a place to start and are ready to start saving, you may want to start below:
Coupon Lingo (here you will find a list of abbreviations and terms that I use on SCS)
FREE Simple Budget Form
Forget those complicated Budget Forms. This one is so easy, you will wonder what the heck you've been doing all these years ;) It really is that easy.