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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

FABULESS 24 HOUR DOUBLES GIVEAWAY!!!

Reader Becky, who is not local to the Boise/Meridian area, got a hold of some extra doubles, gave them to her sister to give to me to share!!!

We decided the best way to handle this was to have a quick 24 hour giveaway!!! If you received some Albertsons doubles in your Sunday paper, then you'll want to enter this giveaway! (If you didn't, then that means your area did not receive them and these won't work at your store).

SO - if you could use some doubles, hurry and enter! We will pick FOUR WINNERS at 2:30 MST on Thursday March 4th!

Each winner will receive
NINE SETS OF DOUBLES!!!
WOOT!!!


If you want enter, this is all we ask...
  • Leave a comment telling us how couponing has blessed your family.
It's that simple. Winner will be announced at 3:00 MST on Thursday 3/4. Wondering how to claim your prize if you win?
  • The winner can either come to my house and pick up the doubles (I'll give you my address once you've emailed us to claim your prize - SW Boise)
  • I can mail them to you (I'll go to the post office at 5:00 on Thursday, so make sure you give me your address by then)
  • You can come pick them up at the coupon swap that we're holding Thursday evening!
GOOD LUCK! And thank you Becky!!!

ps - Here is help if you want to leave a comment!

pss - I LOVE READING THESE COMMENTS!!!! We have such fab readers!!!
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113 comments:

Jeanette V said...

couponing has blessed our family tremendously. I am the bread winner in my home and I have 4 teenagers in the house. They eat alot of food and I am able to give it to them for less money. Thanks a million for all your work. It is very much appreciated.

Erin said...

I have saved so much money with couponing over the last few months. I started couponing the "real" way in October and look at my purchases with a new perspective. I don't care that I get weird looks when I have my binder with me. At least I am saving my family money! I check your site multiple times a day (at least every two to three hours). My husband thinks I am obsessed! lol

Sandy Wright said...

I started couponing in October 2009 and have been able to cut our budget by $300. I now have a nice stockpile and feel so much relief in knowing that my family has the basic essentials at a time when money is very tight. Thanks for all you do with your FABULESS information.
Sandy

HuffmanMommy said...

Yay!!!! I love doubles!! I just started couponing, but it has helped so much already! I've been able to get items for my family that we normally don't have the money to buy...like fruit snacks!:)All the great deals on groceries has helped us make ends meet without using credit cards! Now that's a blessing!

A*Waite said...

I have been able to build up a great food supply. Couponing has allowed me to stay within a strict budget with my husbands job having cutbacks.

Thanks for all you do!
Amber

Jennifer L said...

With four children and two of them being growing boys, it was hard to stay within the $350/month food budget. Now, with coupons and the twice the value coupons from Albertsons, I am able to stay within my budge and build my stockpile.

Me Time said...

Couponing has been great. We save a LOT of money on snacks for my daughter and since were an oatmeal only family, since cereal was too expensive we can now eat cereal everyday of the week, for breakfast. All because of you and your great web site...and coupons. Thanks you!

Bri Clark said...

My husband and I lost everything in TN. We owned a construction company, rental properties and I was a Realtor. We moved here with our 4 children in the summer of 09 and now I have food storage and self respect. We still get help but help goes a lot farther with coupons.

Karin said...

Oh my goodness...couponing is blessing our family beyond belief. My husband graduated in May and has been hardpressed to find a good job. Couponing has stretched our grocery budget so that I can even get my kids fun treats! Thanks so much for all your hard work.

Sophie said...

My family is blessed in that we are not in a financial situation that we have to use coupons, but it has helped me truly value the money that does come into my home. Just becuase you have it doesn't mean you have to spend it!! We are a dual income home, but live on one income, and couponing has and will allow us to put more in savings for my families future.(Spend $400 more on food or put it in savings becuase I use coupons, huh, which one would you choose???) Now if my husband or I ever do lose our jobs, we are so prepared to last a long time while looking. What a great investment from a "part time" job!

Cheryl_hiccups said...

Couponing is saving my family hundreds of dollars a month and allows us to be able to share with others as well. It has also fine-tuned my understanding of the value of a dollar. I have always loved to get good deals on the things I buy, but now I have found that I don't want to spend money on other extras as much as I used to do. It is very empowering to know that my family can get by on less than I would have thought.

Rochelle said...

I have taken my monthly grocery budget from $900.00 a month to $400.00-$600.00 a month. AND I am putting in a food storage. I feel like I am really contributing to the family finances now, because I am saving so much. I get to be a stay at home mom, AND I am contributing to the family wallet in a real and measurable way. Its fabuless!

Idaho Lucas Fam said...

Couponing has made all the difference to my family. We eat better than ever and have been able to shave our budget enough to offset our furlough. Thanks for all you do.
Beth

Brooke said...

It's amazing how blessed I feel to be able to feed my family AND give to others in need. We are small business owners (aka: NO MONEY) and it has allowed me to cut costs, try new things, stretch what we do have AND still give to the foodbank, etc! That too me is a miracle! Thanks for ALL of your hard work to help us and for taking care of the "leg-work" ahead of time. You are FABULOUS! gals! :)

Alicia Cole said...

I am able to spend only $150 per month to feed my family of 5. This has been a huge blessing to us as we have had a few furlough months at my husbands job and other issues. This is helping us to pay down debt quickly. We are adding so much to our food storage every month and are able to help so many people with the extras!

Jessica said...

I just started using coupons in Jan 2010. I am a SAHM of 3 and I feel this is a great way to contribute to my family. We are blessed in that my husband has a good job with a great income. I am hoping that we will be able to pay off student loans faster as I save money using coupons. I also think it is great to have a nice stockpile and to be able to give back and donate extra food so others can be blessed also.

Ember said...

The reality for me of couponing is it gives me a time to get out of the house ALONE!! My husband likes seeing what I bring home and therefore doesn't bat an eye when I tell him I can't take any of the kids cause I need my full attention to the shopping. So basically it comes down to when mom ain't happy, nobody is and so they let me out of the house for some me time!

Yori said...

Yeah...Doublers. I only get one paper so extra doublers would be great. Couponing has blessed my family with things we would not normally be able to buy.

Amber and Maddie said...

I have never really had any type of stockpile. I always had to run to the store to get this and run to the store to get that...but with couponing I can shop from my home! I LOVE IT! It saves me so much time and as a single working mom I cherish every little bit I can get with my daughter. It has also dropped the cost of groceries for us by over 75%. I am so appreciative for the time you spend on this website, because it saves me time :)

Nikki said...

Couponing is awesome and has not only allowed me to help with the budget but also be able to stay home with my son. A win win all around!!

Russell said...

With coupons, our family gets awesome stuff at great prices....never did we imagine getting name brands for so cheap!! It is a blessing from God, He IS AWESOME!!

Martha said...

I'll tell you what, my kids are blessed by couponing because I don't get mad at them when they wast toothpaste or spill juice on accident...we're all much happier!!!

Heather said...

Couponing has been a blessing to our family. I've been doing it for less than a year, and never knew you could save this much money! I had used a coupon here and there before, but you guys are amazing at teaching all of us how to really get the most out of our money. My three children get things now that I never would've splurged for before. Thank you for helping me and my family become Fabulessly Frugal!

Aria said...

Couponing has been such a blessing to my family. My husband lost his job over 18 months ago and he has only been able to find part-time work. I am spending half of what I used to, and now have a stock pile. (I had to turn my bedroom closet into food storage.) Doublers are my favorite part of couponing! Your site is one of my favorites!

Beth said...

I started couponing a little over a year ago and have slashed my grocery budget by 60%!!! That is so wonderful for us, a family with 5 children. I think of it as part of my "job" as a stay at home mommy :)

Melissa said...

Coupon has blessed our family by giving me the opportunity to continue to work at home and be here for my kids. It is also how we have made it through this financially trying year. Thanks for all you do to help all of us save money and stick to our budgets without sacrificing the needs of our families!

The Glutz Family said...

I started using coupons when my husband entered unemployment in August. We were able to sustain ourselves and even build up a tiny food storage in the midst of not having a job. We then went on to eat all of the food from our small storage and scrape by until he was able to gain employment again in January. We wouldn't have been able to make it work without coupons and sites like yours to teach me the ins and outs!

tobey said...

Couponing has been a lifesaver for my family. I have worked in a classroom with children who have emotional disabilities and I love my job. However due to the economy we have taken a pay cut the last 3 years and I did not want to quit my job as I love working with the kiddos. So my answer was to coupon....I have taught many folks how to do it at work and we all just love it. My family went from generic, can't afford to go out and eat to "couponing to Disneyland" in July! Thanks so much for all your hard work in keeping up the blog and doing all the leg work!

Julie said...

I think I've told you before, but couponing for us has meant a lot of things, and yours is absolutely my favorite site.

I'm married to a guy who has trouble keeping his weight on. If he isn't eating more or less constantly, the way a teenage boy might, he starts losing weight, and he doesn't have any extra to spare. With two growing boys also in the house, we were having a hard time feeding everyone and keeping the household in basic supplies (lotion, dish soap, diapers, pet food, etc) and staying in budget. Well, actually, it was becoming impossible. And then my husband's wages got cut, and he's been laid off for some periods, and it was getting harder and harder.

I have been a half-hearted couponer for a while now, but it's only been six months or so since I've started trying to be serious about it. We now stay within our grocery budget every month, which is helping us pay off bills, but even though we're spending less we have SO MUCH more food. Not just food, but everything. I used to have to worry all the time--"Oh my gosh, how am I going to get diapers and dog food and toilet paper all this week and still have enough for groceries?" Pfft. Now, of course, that never happens. I have about 18 packs of diapers in the basement, bought at various sales. I have 5 bags of dog food bought on good sale, so that I can wait around a bit until it goes on sale again. And toilet paper? And now I can not only afford groceries, but even afford treats that we could never get before. My sons are thrilled to have things like fruit snacks that we never got before. I'm thrilled to have some convenience foods that we had trouble affording before. Even though things like Hot Pockets are not our very favorite food, some days you just need things like that. And now we have them. Tons of them at times. It's such a relief.

Couponing has just brought me so much peace. That's the great blessing. Helping us pay off our bills and helping us buy more variety of foods and snacks and things has just given this mom a whole lot of stress relief. This month I'm actually going to treat myself to a haircut that I pay someone to do (I know, right?) thanks to coupons.

The extra doublers would be great, because I've been saving up my coupons and have so many to spend. But everything that you all do for us every single day is just awesome. I can't thank you enough.

Sorry to be so long-winded.

Ann said...

WOW! What a great giveaway! Thanks so much! Couponing has become a bit of an addiction for me... I LOVE knowing that I am contributing to our family's income while being able to be a stay at home mom with my boys. Times are VERY difficult for everyone right now and I am so glad that we are able to save money, even in the smallest ways.

Terri Decker said...

My husband works construction which used to make a very good living. Since the economy has tanked I decided I needed to do what I could to help our dollars stretch as far as possible. Coupons have indeed saved us an incredible amount of money. I know it relieves a lot of my husbands stress when he knows I am getting so much more bang for our buck! And thanks to Fabulessly Frugal, it makes it so easy for me to maximize my savings! Thanks for your hard work!

Ashley said...

I haven't been doing this for long, but so far we have cut our grocery budget in half. It also seems like I spend less time grocery shopping, at least in the weeks between the big sales! I'm hooked!!

christy said...

Couponing has been amazing...not only is it great to save money for my family (mother of 6) but has been nice to be able to bless others by giving coupons or food away. Thanks for all your help!

Carol said...

I have been couponing for a little over a year now and it has literally saved our family thousands of dollars. I have saved hundreds on diapers alone. I feel so blessed to be able to do this for our family of six and help with our monthly budget by planning my shopping trips with coupons. Thanks for all your help finding the deals!!!

Shiela said...

couponing has been a lot of fun! My friend and I always go out together for moral support. I have extended family living with us right now and couponing helps us stay within our budget even with extra people. Thank you for all the great deals you post on your site!

Natalie said...

Couponing saves our family money, so I can continue to stay home with our kids. I also can give gifts to my friends and donate items to our church and the local food bank.

Christa said...

I started couponing a few months ago because we are really working on getting out of debt. Through couponing I've been able to cut our grocery bill in half! Wow! What a blessing and it's so much fun too!

torrie said...

Hi my name is Torrie I'm
"a Coupon-aholic". 4 Months & over $2000 dollars (probably lots more actually) saved....AMAZING!!!!
We now have a huge stockpile to ease our financial burden of a grocery bill if worse came to worse & my husband lost his job. With this economy nothing is certain. I am just glad that I have been hooked on coupons so that I may continue to help out the family...& friends.

Lisa said...

I love the storage I have accumulated! That is a blessing. And I am teaching my kids about being Frugal :)

dacouponslady said...

I am so thankful that I have a stockpile of food and I never dreamed would be possible a year ago this time. I have been laid off for about two months and couponing has helped me to stretch our money. Thank you so much for all of your hard work!!!

Kendra said...

Couponing has allowed my family to donate weekly to the local food bank, when without couponing we wouldn't be able to. It only 'costs' me my time... how could I not do it? Thanks for helping make that possible! :)

Travis and Marie said...

I love how much money it saves my family. My kids love it too and tell everyone how great my binder is! :)

Ashlee said...

Coupon shopping has allowed me to build our food storage for our family while spending less at the grocery store. Because we are able to save so much in these areas, I am able to stay at home with our son!! I love coupon shopping!!

Brookie said...

i have been couponing now for about 5 months and i absolutely love it! I am amazed at how much you can get for free or just in change. it feels so nice to have a food storage that just gets bigger and bigger by the day:) it is a very comforting feeling:) thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into making this site to help us all out! i really apprectiate all you do!!! thank you.

Katie said...

Wow! I am blessed just reading all the 45 comments that came before me:)How awesome is that!?! I sure do love double coupons too! I just got married (three months ago tomorrow). My husband and I are working on becoming debt free to start out life together on the right foot. He is amazed at what I am able to bring home on our newlywed budget. Thank you for your blog :)

Jennifer said...

Since I was layed off in November. I was really nervous about the money going out to pay for bills, food, etc. Since I have been saving money, I have been able to get my grocery bill down. And have learned to save money other places as well. I have been able to not have to look for a replacement job so I can finish school. Without your website I would have been lost and would be spending $100+ in grocery's every week. This really has been a blessing to us. Thank you so much for the great help!!

Mere Mortal said...

Since I had a baby *and* quit my job (to stay at home with my baby), our life has been thrown into chaos. Couponing has helped me feel like a good mom, enabling me to help out with our finances without sacrificing the long hours a full time job would entail. Thank you for sharing the great deals (and bonus coupons!) with us via your site!!!

Proud Mom of 5 said...

Couponing has allowed us to get most of our 1 year food and supplies storage for our family of 7 and stay well within our budget, even cutting that amount by $200 per month. We used to spend $600 per month and get $600 worth of groceries. Now we spend about $400 per month and usually average between $1500 and $2000 worth of groceries. Thank you for keeping us informed!

Glen and Nikki said...

Couponing has helped out my family immensely. I no longer have a job and my husband has to have furlough days every so often, so our budget is stressed. We have cut several things but the next thing to cut would be groceries but that is hard because you got to eat. Coupons has allowed us to still eat and cut the spending on the food. I am amazed at the different things that I get for free or even make money on them. It is hard when you want to shop but you don't have the budget for it but now, my husband doesn't complain of me going to the store because he knows that dollar is going a lot further than it use to. Thanks so much!

Tueller Family said...

Couponing has changed my life. Although crazy at times and a bit overwhelming, the benefits far outway the negatives. I LOVE having a pantry stocked full of the groceries that we use often. Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to helping us.

Alexis and Justin said...

Okay so I moved from California last April up here to Idaho so my husband could go to school. I figured our life of "fun stuff" to eat was over. No more ice cream, candy, etc. Also I figured we would be eating spaghetti, rice and beans every night. Then I started getting into couponing and lo and behold we ate like kings! And queens. It has made a huge difference. Also, we spend half as much on diapers, which is awesome since we have 2 kids in them. I would love to win, I never win anything!! Thanks for all you do.

Anthony F. said...

Thanks for all the great tips couponing. I am having a blast and it is really helping our budget, we are trying to get debt free.

Kat said...

This web site has helped my family save so much money while completely building up my food storage! Thanks so much!!!

Natster said...

Love your website and would love the doublers.

Lisa said...

thanx for all you do!

mackenzi said...

Hello~ weither I am picked or not I have to say Thank you for your efforts first off...I am a "New Couponer" and your site has helped me SOOOO much!!! I am a say at home mom doing this for 2 reasons....one is to save money (duh!!) and the other is to get out of this house with a purpose!!! It feels good! I have just started so Last night was my 1st real trip with coupons in hand and cats to catch!! I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO PASS OUT!!! I dont know why I guess just intimidated but wow I am telling you it was a rush....watching that boy look over my coupons like I was stealing from him....him takin his time while no one would open another lane so then there are people starting to stack up looking at me....I wanted to die! BUT I made it and walked out there with a pretty good deal for my first not so clean trip!! Then today after doing some more snooping on your site....went with alot more confidence, walked in there with both of my boys and my $10 cat. and we had a GREAT Trip!! So as I would love to have the doublers now that I know how to use them, I really want to say thank you for your time and hard work because you made it MUCH easier for me!!!

Bri said...

I'm relatively new at couponing and still learning the ropes but am already so excited by the heaps and bounds it is helping my family! Even when other things seem to waver, it makes me feel confident that there are ways to keep the cupboards stocked!! I also love how intentional it has made our shopping, I don't even know how crazy our impulse shopping was before!!

Michelle said...

We have been able to keep up a good store of food while waiting for our house to sell. It has helped so much. Thanks for all you do!

kerstin said...

I have been able to build a wonderful food storage all because of coupon shopping! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! :)

Wilkey Party of Five said...

You guys know the effect you've had on all of us! Can't say THANK YOU enough!!!

Maryhelen said...

With no money in our budget for food for the past three years, buying groceries has meant juggling around our other bills. For our family of seven, obviously we have to eat! Couponing has meant that we've been able to rebuild our food storage, eat well, and NOT have to juggle to the extent that we were before coupons came into play.
Blessings to you for helping me and so many others make a difference for our families!!

janel said...

Couponing has blessed our family in countless ways, but overall it makes us a HAPPIER family. This is a way that I can stay at home with my kids and still EARN money for our family (by SAVING)! I have found JOY in feeding my family, what could be better!? THANKS to this FABULESS site for making it SO much easier for us all to enjoy the blessings of couponing!

Lisa said...

I Love the Albertsons doublers. I have been able to save so much and stock my pantry.

Suzy Anderson said...

It's all about sticking to a budget no matter what your financial situation! Couponing helps me do that and stretch it. By the way............this is one of the first sites I check out for updated deals! Thank you for all the leg work you do for us!

Suzy Anderson said...

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JJ said...

My family has been blessed because, even in these hard times, I was able to quit my very stressful job.

NevaCN said...

Using coupons and your site has allowed my husband and I the opportunity to not only feed our family, but also help my mother and sister's families. They and their husbands have been out of work for 6 months and live in a small Oregon town with one grocery store. I am able to buy cereal and canned goods and cheese for their families so inexpensively! I don't need them to pay me back as I am able to do it within our budget. Thank you so much for helping our families--and our kids love the fun cereal!!

gissella said...

Couponing has help me save tons of money and be able to put that money on other bills and also be able to teach my children the importance to save money. Thank you fabulessly frugal for all your help and your good job.

Juli said...

I have been completely amazed at the savings I have found since becoming a "couponer" this fall. What a blessing to have your site as such a great resource for getting good deals - especially at Albertsons. I rarely shopped there before I started couponing and now I am there at least once a week. I've been able to build a really good stockpile and am now able to be even more selective on prices I will pay for cereal, granola bars and canned goods. Thanks again for all the helpful information and keep up the good work!

Moesha said...

I just started a month ago & have saved over $350 or more dollars. This has truely blessed our family & helped with storage in major ways.

Thanks for all you do!! Keep it up!!

Hormann said...

I love couponing! It has been a hobby of mine for 3 years now. Our family has been able to stock up on necessity items for our food storage. Also we save hundreds of dollars each month. But I think the best thing is getting my "coupon high" =)

Melody said...

For me, the answer is so simple! It is a huge factor in helping us live on one income and allowing me to stay home with our son. By couponing and deal shopping, I have been able to lower our grocery budget significantly, which has helped build our savings in preparation for baby #2. There is NO way we could be here today without couponing. (Okay, maybe we could, but we'd be eating Top Ramen for every mean..)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kim said...

I'm just wondering how she got extra doublers? I was really disappointed that my store had been wiped out of flyers because people were grabbing handfuls! I don't live near you, but I love your blog!

Couponaholic said...

Couponing has blessed my family in many ways. It allows me to keep working part-time and provide everything that my family needs. It has also blessed us to be able to give to others more frequently, we love to give the FREE stuff we score to others :)

Jen said...

I have been couponing a little over a year now, but have just started getting multiple Sunday papers this last month. Our family has already saved tons of money and have a so much food and basic essentials on hand already.

Doug and Sue said...

I appreciate all of your hard work. My husband even gets excited when I get a great deal. I love sharing with others!

Julee said...

I love doubles!
Couponing has blessed my family by helping us to start obtaining our food storage. We were never very good at it because it just seemed so expensive - but now - it is CHEAP and easy!

Erica Mangum said...

I have only been couponing about 6 months...I have started saving alot.. I need to get more sunday papers though! I only get 2... And I want to just keep getting good deals for my family. I have 3 boys. And they are growing boys. So every penny counts! Thanks for all you hard work.
Erica

Sharla said...

I'm pretty new to couponing, and trying to figure out the whole thing. I've saved a lot of money already, but my goal is to be like you fab couponers and get a stockpile packed away in our storage room, and DOUBLERS would be a awesome way to get a jump start. LOVE fabulessly frugal, you girls really are fabulous at breaking things down so that even I can understand them!! Thanks girls!!

Sara S. said...

For the first time I have felt like I could begin a food storage. And not just a meager stockpile of a month's supply, but a real food storage that I could live off of for an extended period of time. I am so grateful for this site and other's that have made the information so readily accessible. Thanks for all you do! (I hope I win!! ) :)

BeckyHays said...

Couponing has blessed my family a lot! My hubby is going to school full time and it's up to me to pay the bills. By using coupons, and your site, I have food for our family and more to donate.

The Stoddard Show said...

hello girl!

thanks for all your fab info and i love the rainbow brite lunchbox. i had a strawberry shortcake lunchbox and so miss the plastic ones with the cool thermos. one time i accidentally put maple syrup in my thermos instead of oj. imagine my surprise at school, a sweet treat! Thanks! Tonya

The Criddle Clan... said...

I love checking your site and jumping in on the deals that fit my family's needs. We are saving money and stocking up. It is FABU-LESS! Thank you for all of your hard work!

Stephanie said...

I love couponing because I am able to stock up on food at such low prices. I like having my house full of food. That way if there was an emergency we'd be able to eat. Even if all we eat are fruit snacks. :)

ShelliBelle said...

I have become addicted to couponing (and your website!) since I met Cathy at Albies during the quaker sale! This has been a huge financial blessing to our family as I have developed major health problems this past year and had to stop working in November. Couponing not only saves us money, but also helps me keep my mind focused on productive things. AND...the first time I used doubles and scored big time I wan so stinkin' giddy...I soooo wanted to jump up and down in the aisle. I refrained however, I figured I was already getting enough looks for holding up the line ;) Love this and very much appreciate all the hard work you ladies put in for the rest of us!

mjhunter said...

Coupons have changed our lives so much . My kids are now able to have fun things to eat and we are still saving money. My husband is going to be able to quit a 2nd job with all the money that we have saved.

Kym said...

Where do I start with how much couponing has helped/blessed my family. My husband is unemployed and I took a pay cut. I've been able to save so much on groceries and household goods, that we've been able to still keep food on the table and the other items we need. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Sam said...

i've been couponing since september and i can't even tell you how blessed we have been. i think the best part is i am able to give to everyone around me. my parents, my sister, my friends. they can't believe i can give them bags of food for so cheap-mostly even free! you girls have helped my husband and i out so much-thank you!!!

Morgan said...

Our family, like so many others, has had a rough year financially. However, we are remaining positive, and focusing on what we can control. Couponing has been my answer to stay at home and still help with the budget. When you can get a months worth of diapers for the price of a week, etc, it really adds up. I love feeling like I'm accomplishing something and using my brain when I work the deals. And you can't beat fruit snacks for .10!!!

cluff family said...

Couponing has blessed my families life in so many ways. But I will just write down one. I do the shopping now and this makes my husband happy. Before couponing I'd write up a shopping list for winco and walmart and my dear sweet hubby would do the shopping because I hated it. Now I do all the shopping and I am having fun doing it! He is the happiest because he no longer has to go to winco for 3 hours every 2 weeks after a long days work.

Shimmeri Star said...

today at albertsons i had 4 sets of doublers...i used 1 on the chill deal and two on the fruit snacks...which i was in a hurry and i thought it was only the fruit snacks so i grabbed 12 boxes of them just to find out after i checked out that it included fruit gushers and fruit roll ups :"( grrr i kicked myself for an hour for this....and when i was standing in line there was a lady behind me saying on what a great deal they were for only $1 so i ended up giving her 3 fruit snack coupons and my last set of doublers that i was going to use in the next few days when i wasnt in a hurry...i just felt some weird urge to give it to her...so maybe i will be rewarded for my good deed of the day...anyways your my FAVORITE SITE for albertsons...i always cant wait to see you post something good...you are closest blog to my area so yours seem to be most accurite ...great job and keep it up

Sarah and James Wagner said...

I just had a baby and now I am staying home and not going back to work! So time to be Frugal and save money!!! I have saved so much the last month by following your blog and some other sites!!! Thank you!!!!!!

sheryl said...

I will be coming to my year anniversary couponing this month. I have been able to save so much money! I also plan meals now which also is helping our budget! Love your blog! Check it everyday!

rachel said...

Being frugal has helped me be able to stay at home with my little girl and baby! Although sometimes I wouldn't mind going back to the days when I just used coupons here and there, I know that all-out couponing helps our family save money, pay off debt, and allows me to be with my children.

Lilly said...

I just started to coupon in January. I was to the point where I just hated shopping. It was painful to watch the amount go up and feel like there was nothing I could do. Then to look at the cart and see how little it had gotten me :( Now I love to shop again. I love to watch the numbers go down instead of up! It has been such a blessing to our family. We spend the same but we get so much more. We actually have extra food stored up now. Before we were lucky if our weekly budget got us enough to last the whole week without going back 6 or 7 times. I love this site and all I am so thankful for the hard work you all put in! THANKS!

Janece said...

i'm new to couponing and love this site that helps so much. just wish i would have gotten more papers for the doubles. i didn't get how that worked until my daughter and i went shopping. so i could use some more to get back in the game...so to speak. love this site!!

makayla said...

Amazing! I never thought you could save so much with coupons! I am blessed to be a stay at home mom. As we all know, the pay is not that great! (monetarilly speaking, of course!)I just started last month. I know I will be a couponer for life!! Thank you so much for all your time and dedication to your site!! I check it out many times a day!!

Mandy said...

I started couponing last Fall & it has been a tremendous benefit to my family. I don't have much time, so that is always a bit challenging but I am really starting to see my stockpile. That makes it all worth while! Thank you for you site & all your efforts! It is greatly appreciated.

Tricia said...

I love that I have a great amount of storage for me and have been able to help get it for other family members as well and donate too! Thank you!

Bridget said...

Oh man! I can't even begin to tell you how couponing has blessed our family! We went from a bare pantry... and I mean one or two cans in there and maybe a box of cereal... with the loss of one income, we were headed to serious disaster. I always thought coupons were for the crazy people. Guess who's crazy now! And with an overflowing pantry and a freezer so tightly packed I don't think I could even get a penny in there. I don't have to worry about snacks, let alone meals. THANK YOU!!!

juska2 said...

I can relate with what Bridget says! I don't know what I would do without couponing now! We could never go back to the old way of shopping. My husband lost his job in Oct 2008 and is still struggling. This last month we didn't have much grocery money, but my pantry is full. It was a huge relief to not have to stress about having enough groceries. Thank you Fab Frugal! You're the first website I go to every time I look for deals!

vinyl said...

Thank you for the great tips that I get here everyday! I appreciate it so much. Question - - now that the orchard juice is gone and out of stock at the warehouse, what is the best scenario for the chill deal since we have to purchase 10 items and only have 3 doublers. Thanks for your advice

The Balcom Family said...

After getting out of debt (via Dave Ramsey FPU!) I've been really good with staying within my grocery budget. When there's no money left, I'm done until payday. Not working out of the home I see saving money as my job! there's no way I could do what I do, or provide my family with what I do, without coupons! And I couldn't do coupons the way I do with the FabFrugal Gals!! :)

Rana said...

I just started doing grocery couponing in January (already did lots of restaurant, retail, etc. coupons) and I so wish I would have started much earlier! I have been a stay-at-home mom for almost 7 years and my grocery budget got up to $120 before couponing! It was ridiculous! Now, I think I am spending $50-70 and once I get a decent stockpile I am sure it will go down even further. I am trying to pay off some debt and this is really helping! Thanks!

Walt D said...

Couponing has made it easier to eat healthy in my family. But we have to be selective because there aren't any young kids, and so some stuff we can't use, like diapers etc.

It has also restored my faith in Albertsons (which is good because I work there). When I first started back in '93 we would have these kind of deals, but we went away from them for a while. So it's good to see us back on track and having such great sales!

redheart said...

I spend less so extra money goes to pay off credit cards. So we are getting out of debt and building food stroage at the same time! coupons are wonderful.

Mindy said...

I can buy food that I really wasn't able to buy after my divorce and too many bills to pay by myself. Now I can also stock pile for harder times that may come.

The Picanco Family said...

How has couponing blessed my family? Maybe I should say how has it NOT blessed my family. I have saved soooo much money on the food staples that I would normally buy and it is so nice to see that I am finally building up some food storage. It is a huge relief and makes me so very happy.

Kristi said...

I cannot tell you how much couponing has changed our lives. I am a single mom of three boys. It use to be hard to afford to keep enough food in the house to feed them....until now. We have saved hundreds and hundreds of dollars by using coupons. My boys get to enjoy the fun snacks that we could not afford until we discovered coupons. They love to show and tell friends and relatives how much stuff mom got for sooo cheap. Thank you so much for all of the hard work you do helping other families like mine save money!!!

Tricia said...

Couponing has allowed us to get our van payed off and I'm going to be able to work once a week soon, instead of twice. It has really changed our lives and given us more freedom with our money! Tricia

Pam said...

I started couponing about 10 months ago. I have been amazed at how it has affected our monthly budget. My husband was laid off in Nov. 2008. After a year of being unemployed, he finally found a job that pays just a little over half what he made before. Even though our income has been drastically reduced, we have not had to increase our debt. Couponing has allowed our family to stay within budget. We were also able to find some pretty thrifty Christmas deals for our 5 kids through couponing.

I love your site, it is one of my home page tabs, and I check it everytime I go on the internet.

Anna said...

Couponing has blessed us by allowing us to actually start putting money into our savings account. I always used coupons before but not like this. My eyes are opened as to what really is a good deal or not. I have a great stockpile now of food and toiletries. It's a great feeling to know that if something happened we would be eating fine for a few months or so.

Thanks for all your work in helping us all save.

Nana said...

Couponing has allowed me to build up a food storage for my family. I have been able to share what I have learned with my daughters and see the blessing it is in their lives as they are saving money and creating a new lifestyle of shopping their pantries.