The number one question I get is: How much has using coupons changed your life?
I believe. I see. I know. I can do it. I can also teach my children to live in a way that is inspiring to others. I think about the journey we embarked upon when building this site. We decided on one mission reach, out and help our community. We made the choice to try to teach using workshops, articles, our experiences, and our expanding knowledge as our resource. We value each person who comes to this site because we care about helping you and listening to your ideas. We have learned so much from you. We are glad we have this online community as our platform. We decided to care through coupons and money saving tips.
Why? Personally I know we only have so much money and I want to be able to help my family with their current needs and with their future needs but I also want to do more in our community. I receive emails all the time asking to help strangers. The first thing I do when I receive a request is think about how I can allocate my resources to get what is needed. I can’t always give cash but I can give time, food, toys, and beauty products. I can do all of these things because I use coupons. I am also proud that we collect expired coupon for the military. We will gather the coupons and send them off the first week of April. I already have about 15lbs ready to go.
When I reflect on the meaning of saving money and using coupons and the impact it has made on my small area of the map, I know it is one the resonates loudly with my son. He sat next to me last night and asked, “What are you getting for free to donate?” I thought how neat! He wasn’t concerned with what he was getting. He didn’t want to keep my “score” he wanted it for someone else. So when you look at that $.25 cents off coupon think about what it really means. It isn’t about what you save it is about what you spend. If you spend less on your groceries your impact on what you can give to your family and others is more. Think of it as the pebble that ripples through the lake. It only takes a little effort to make a big impact.
I am not sure what I have saved since the start of our site last April. But I can tell you I was able to spend $200 a month ($2,400 this year) on my daughter’s prepaid college. I would NOT have had money to take on this expense without the use of coupons. It makes me feel good that my change in behavior will impact her future the possibilities are limitless once you commit to making DOLLARS out of CHANGE.
What have you been able to do since you started using coupons? What impact have you made in your family and your community?