Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bloomington Housewife

So, I started this blog mainly in order to have a record--for myself--of my foray into the wide, wonderful world of couponing/money-saving. A few months ago, I discovered, after overcoming my original dismissive attitude toward coupons, that I could slash over 50% off of our monthly grocery bill AND get free stuff right and left AND improve our standard of living, all by adopting a few simple strategies.

My other reason for starting this blog is that I want to share my great finds with interested parties and rescue my extremely patient and loving mother from having to listen to me ramble for hours about the latest deals I've gotten. ;)

I also want to say to whoever will listen that couponing is not just for stay-at-home moms with 10 kids, and it's not just for saving money on cereal (although there are some sweet cereal deals around right now). I mean, what gal wouldn't love to get a bunch of free stuff from Victoria's Secret/Bath & Body Works/Target/etc.? Who doesn't want to go on a super-nice date for, like, free? Who doesn't want to go on awesome adventures using some of the money they've saved through couponing? Who WOULDN'T love to save money for their future???? *pant* *pant* *pant* see my point. ANYONE can use coupons to their advantage.

I will use this blog to highlight any great deals/coupons/freebies I may come across, as well as recap some of my most successful shopping trips. Also, I reserve the right to ramble aimlessly about anything from Rossini to draft horses (seriously, have you ever seen a draft horse pulling competition? It's kind of awesome.)

Go here to read more about me (and find out why I named this blog "Bloomington Housewife").

Go here to read about why I love couponing.

Go here to check out my couponing strategies.