Thank you to everyone who asked me such great questions. I will be doing a post on all the couponing questions soon so stay tuned!
Do you have a surgery scar and does it itch? The only surgery scar I have is from my C-section. It’s almost 7 years old so it doesn’t itch.
What is your most sought after coupon? It varies based on the sales but anything that my family uses that I can get for FREE is a sought after coupon.
Do you buy things you would never buy if you didn’t have a coupon? I am only brand loyal on certain items. I am open to trying new items if it’s something I think my family will like. Or I will buy items I won’t use if the coupon makes the deal free or even better gives overage and I will donate the item.
What is the coupon you look forward to most? I really like coupons for FREE items. 😉
Do you think they use coupons on Mars? I bet they have some more advanced system.
Do you ever have those days you just don’t want to clip coupons? Days? I just got off several MONTHS of not couponing. That will be a whole post in itself!
Are there less coupons circulating lately or am I crazy? I still think there are plenty of coupons although the wording on some of them is making them harder to use.
Has anyone else heard that there is a bill the govt has in that huge million page document that if you have more than one weeks supply of food they will consider you a terrorist and could seize your supply? No, I haven’t heard that.
I have a cooking? Do you have a “good” recipe for dumplings… chicken and dumplings. I don’t but I ask my readers and see if they do. Do any of you have a good chicken and dumplings recipe? If so, please leave it in a comment.
Do people stare at you and stop while you’re shopping to ask for tips? Sometimes! Sometimes I just give tips to random people around me. I do have a T-shirt with a warning on the back that says “Caution, extreme couponer. Stand behind me in line at your own risk.” LOL
How do you keep everything organized? I tried once, and man it was a mess! Do you have a system, how long did it take to perfect your organizing/couponing skills? =) I will answer this one in a post on it’s own so stay tuned!
I recently found out I was diabetic . I have no insurance do u ever see deals on test strips? I see them for the machine all the time :/ Sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. Try contacting the test strip company and see if they will send you some coupons. Many companies will send coupons if you ask.
What can I do if I do to actually stock up on stuff? I’m not sure what you mean by this one.
I can’t even save more than 43% on anything. 43% is nothing to sneeze at. Any savings is great!
Do you like Pepsi or Coke? Cherry Coke Zero
Do you like fluffy or firm pillows? Firm
Do you like shopping at CVS or Wags better? Walgreens because you can do multiple transactions right now. With CVS it is tied to your card so you can only get 1 or 2 of each deal. I hear Walgreens is getting a rewards card, too, so my answer might change.
Do you sleep with or without socks? No socks, feet sticking out of blanket (I live in FL so it’s hot here)
How many kids do you have? 2 daughters
What kind of music do you like? All types, everything from pop, rock, a little country- my favorite is 80’s/90’s hair bands
Do you prefer to write in cursive or print? When I am rushing I print (very messy I might add) but if I am trying to be near I write in cursive
Do you still write lists on paper or on an electronic device? I have 1,000,000 lists on my computer. I have so many files of lists of things to do, etc. I also have a list for groceries on my fridge that is on paper so I can jot things down when I remember them. I also have a list on my night table for middle of the night thoughts.
Which fruit is your favorite? Watermelon and raspberries
Do you prefer Kraft Mac n Cheese or is generic just fine? I personally like Mac and Cheese made with some melted American cheese, milk, and margarine but if I had to pick which powdered brand I like I don’t think I have a preference. My girls will only eat real Kraft Mac n Cheese although they do like the Velveeta brand, too.
Do you have carpet or wood floors? Tile downstairs and wood laminate upstairs
Do like milk chocolate, dark, or both? I like both but prefer dark.
What is your favorite thing to stockpile? Things that don’t expire! You didn’t ask but the item I have the most of in my stockpile is deodorant. Lots and lots of deodorant.
If superman and batman got into fight who would win? I called in an expert on this. Mr. Cori’s Coupon Corner aka my husband said Superman because he has powers, Batman just has a tool belt.
ok i shop at walmart and use several coupons at a time. i seem to be having a problem with the same person there when i shop. i will buy several of the same product using the same amount of coupons as products. the coupons will say ONE PER PURCHASE. not ONE PER CUSTOMER when i get to the cash the manager comes running and says i can not use more than one coupon and therefore i can only get one product. i tried explaining to her that the coupon does not say ONE PER CUSTOMER. we agured about this lol. anyways she tries to say that she needs to send in a transaction to the company of every coupon used…so in other words if i buy from one company with a coupon and another company with a coupon how is she to send in a copy of the transaction to both companies..i asked her this and she could not answer. she said i had to buy everything in single purchases…so i did, i did not care about the line up or the time. my order was large so she decided it would be better to go to customer service to put it through. well i did not give in and cancel my order i brought it on…she was very nervous lol. so over to customer service we went with my big order and we stood there while she put every item in one at a time. me paying cash for every single item. i did not care that they store was closing in a few minutes because i thought if she is so dumb to stand here and do this then it is her time not mine. and the poor cashier was going as fast as he could to get out of there. but how on earth could she think i could only buy one product at a time with one coupon. am i wrong? is she right? i need this cleared up in my mind cause i am standing guard every time i go in walmart with my coupons. i’m ready for the fight. do you use more than one coupon per product? i see on the show how they get several of the same products with coupons so that is why i think i am right. i know that when it says ONE PER CUSTOMER then i am aloud only one…i can read.
If a coupon says one per purchase that means one coupon per item. Each item is a “purchase”. You are correct. But there are coupons that say you can use for like coupons per person. Depending on the store they will let you do separate transactions. Sometimes you have to go back another day to use more of that coupon if they don’t let you do separate transactions.
Do you know where these coupon clipping services get all their coupons because they always have butt loads of them for sale. I think they get them right from their local newspaper distributer but I am not sure.
If you could participate in any Olympic sport, what would it be? I am SOOOO not athletic but I love watching the gymnastics.
Have you ever traveled out of the country? If so, where? If no, where would you go if you could go anywhere? Yes, I have been to the Bahamas, Haiti, St. Martin, St. Thomas, England, France, and Italy. I would love to go back to Europe and I really want to go to Israel, too.
When did you first start couponing? I started couponing after I had my first child 8 years ago but wasn’t able to stick with it. I then started couponing again in January 2011.
What is your craziest coupon experience? Hmmm, there are so many of them. I’ve gotten so many great deals, had great trips, etc. One trip that comes to mind is when I went to Toys R Us about 5 years ago. They had Pull-ups trial packages on clearance for $1.49. Inside each package was a $3 off coupon for Pull-ups but it didn’t have any size restrictions. They let me use the $3 off coupons inside each package to buy the $1.49 packages. They even helped me open all 60+ packages that they had. They wouldn’t give me the cash back so I had to spend the overage. I ended up getting over 60 packages of Pull-ups for FREE plus about $90 worth of toys for FREE. That was an amazing shopping trip!
What’s the most you have ever saved using coupons at one time? A few hundred dollars. I haven’t really tracked it to know the most I have saved.
If coupons were done away with, what would you do to save money? Hmmm, great question. I would buy in bulk, conserve my resources, and learn to make more things myself.
Do you have pets? If so, what do you have? Yes, 3 kittens- Bella 9 months, Chloe and Gizmo- 5 month brother and sister
What is your favorite movie? I don’t really have a favorite
What is your must-have item that you will still splurge on even if you don’t have coupons? Coffee
What’s the best way to get started on couponing? How do you keep them organized? How do you get a stockpilestarted when you are broke? 🙁 I will be doing a post on this topic on its own. Stay tuned!
What is your best anti-aging tip for women? Drink lots of water, hydrate your skin, and always wear sunscreen
For someone who is interested in getting active into posting YouTube videos, what would you say is the best way to promote those videos so that that person can grow their audience? I’m not sure. I only recently started doing videos on YouTube and I just share them on my blog. I haven’t explored other avenues to share my videos yet.
If grocery stores offered babysitting while you shopped, would you take advantage of it? I have kids on the autism spectrum and shopping with them can be quite a challenge! Wish the stores would follow IKEA’s lead and offer childcare so I could shop stress-free! 🙂 YES!!! I would LOVE that!!!
My grocery store is really bad about not having items stocked that I buy on a regular basis. They also are bad about not keeping the shelves stocked with items that are on sale and have a coupon attached to them. For example, they have a promotion right now when you buy 2 packages of Propel water, you can use their store coupon for $2.00 off. The only flavor left on the shelves yesterday was grape, which I have never tried, so I didn’t want to risk buying something I may not like. They were completely out of peach, lemon and berry. I talked to the cashier and now know that I should have gotten a “rain check”. But since this is a regular occurrence with them not keeping items on the shelves, how would you handle it? I sent an email and I’m waiting for a response. Should I email them every time they don’t have their shelves stocked? LOL! Maybe they’ll get sick of the emails and hire someone who knows how to take inventory and keep the items in stock! I don’t know??? Yes, ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS get a raincheck. Even if you aren’t planning on buying an item that week but you see the shelf is empty and it’s on sale. You never know what coupon might come out in the upcoming weeks that you can use with your raincheck! You can usually call the store manager and have them order items you know will be on sale to make sure they will have what you need. If I see a store ad and I know I will want a lot of a certain item, I make sure to call the store to make sure they will have enough of that item and so I won’t clear the shelf of the item. They will usually order what I need and hold it in the office for me.