I am Vonda Broden Extreme Couponer I saved thousands of dollars over the years in Couponing. My greatest Couponing accomplishment is when I saved over $500.00 in one shopping trip; that was by far the best day of my life!! I had so much stuff that everything did not fit into my car that I had to make a call to a friend for back up. I begin couponing in 2011 I did not have a clue as to what I was doing to be honest. I knew that I wanted to be like the people on TV. I purchased the large three ring binder along with the baseball cards and tons of newspapers and begin purchasing items that I had a coupon for the majority of the items I did not use or need.
My first few years I was absolutely terrible to say the least. I was purchasing items that I did not need or use and I was spending more money and not saving any money. I begin to become very frustrated. I was about to quit for the 100th time when I stumbled upon a coupon class that class sparked my flames again. Upon completion of the class I did not learn anything other than the host was selling newspaper subscriptions and how many subscriptions did I want.
I was fed up with starting and stopping. I vividly remember having a conversation with myself saying that no matter what I was going to keep going no matter how long it takes me master this couponing thing! That is exactly what I did I begin to get better I created a Household Budget Sheet that form creates direction for your couponing. I begin to write down what my household needs were and that is where I became focused on and only finding deals for those items.
I started to write down when all the sales ad were and what dates the ads run and how the stores policy works. I invested all of my free time learning store policy and procedures so I knew how to coupon at their store. Some stores will allow expired coupons, even double coupon and stake coupons is even allowed. The vast majority of people do not know that Dollar Tree accepts coupons! As the years past I feel deeply addicted to couponing on Fridays I would have what I coined Free Friday’s is where I would leave my purse behind and only take my Coupon Purse pay for everything with coupons only!
Can you imagine only using coupons to pay for everyday household items it’s the best feeling ever! Another greatest moment is when the store pays you cash money to take all of your items out of the store when that happened the very first time I thought my knees where going to give out! Last but not least as I stated about I had been pre-planning for my biggest Haul went just as planned I had my list, all the coupons scanned at the register seeing my total go from over $600 to just under $100 was simply amazing.