Tonight's the night you get to see me in action!
I have to say this episode was by far my favorite one to film. I had said after the first time I was on Extreme Couponing that I didn't want to just do a big haul again. If I was ever going to be on their show again I wanted it to have a purpose.
This series totally has that and I am completely honored to have gotten to be
apart of such a great cause.
I have to say that filming this episode really gave me some appreciation for my Idaho Stores.
Sure, I knew I was lucky to have stores around me that doubled coupons on a regular basis....
so I thought!
I can tell you now that I am EXTREMELY GRATEFUL to live in an area with stores that double!!
This shopping trip was by far the hardest trip I had ever done!
* I shopped in a State I was not familiar with
* Shopped at a store I didn't even know existed (that was the size of Costco, might I add)
*The store didn't double coupons
* Didn't allow overage
* I got to see the store for the first time only 14 hours before I filmed
* Oh yeah, and had a policy change that took effect the day I was to film (NICE RIGHT!)
Regardless of all of this I choose to stay true to me and how I like to shop.....
WITH A PURPOSE!!
I don't buy things just because they are free, I buy things to make meals for my family.
I did this the first time around and I made sure I did the same thing for Charity.
I am very aware of how food pantries work, I know that they put boxes of food together for families to eat out of and most importantly I know what these food banks are needing.
I made sure I kept this in mind when I did my shopping.....
I didn't want to buy 700 cat treats just because they were free and would boost my savings.
I wanted to buy items that would give these needy families a solid meal, something to fill their bellies and put a smile on their face!
I made sure I used the same rules for my meals;
that is why it was a MUST that I bought the following items:
* Fresh Meat
* Fresh Produce
* Canned Veggies
* Canned Beans
With these 7 items I knew there would be plenty of healthy choices that would also keep them full!
I hope you enjoy watching me tonight!
Most importantly I hope I shed some light on the fact that you can indeed
Extreme Coupon at stores that
do not double or allow overage!!
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