The following story is from HTSFF Lisa H
Show me your stockpile!
Well, I don’t have one. I have Eggos in my freezer, cereal in my cabinets. I have Rubbermaid containers with crest, oral b and mouthwash. I also give them away. Dryer sheets? Sure I have those too but so does my family. Dove? Yes, have that too. In a bag with the Dove dry shampoo waiting to go in a shopping cart of the local homeless man. I believe in only keeping what I need (not to mention a very small house) and giving the rest away. I buy things I will never use because they are free. Sure I am only 31 and don’t need Depends but the Senior Center has some amazing Grandma’s & Grandpa’s who can use them 🙂
When people come to visit they usually leave with parting gifts of toilet paper, toothpaste, juice, laundry detergent, shampoo and conditioners and it isn’t weird at all in this house. It is normal. ha-ha I give tissues and Lysol products to the preschool and come next week they will have a freezer full of Italian ice.
Going to a pharmacy to buy personal care products is just a normal occurrence to most. They drop $75-$100 for razors and healthcare products. To some, it isn’t so easy. If they spend that $3 on toothpaste then they can’t pay a bill. I get it for free so why shouldn’t I share it??? Why shouldn’t I use my hobby to help. I have been there. I had a child with major medical issues and medical bills. I never had to worry about buying shampoo or diapers because I couponed.
I’m trying to raise my girls the same way. They are 3 & 5yrs old. They help me make baskets for fundraisers. They make the bags for the local homeless man and they help me do a very fast "drop and run" so we aren’t caught delivering it. My oldest loves being a coupon fairy and helping others. To them everything is free and no shopping trip is one transaction. lol For Mother’s day my oldest gave me a pile of receipts because "they may have cvs money on them to get more things" so it is catching on 🙂
So I can’t show you a picture of all my accomplished trips but I can show you my biggest accomplishment. My 5yr old Braelyn sharing the wealth as a coupon fairy!
Happy Couponing! Now to find freezers to house italian ice 🙂