I was inspired to start this new website with the recent popularity and controversy surrounding TLC's series, Extreme Couponing. I use coupons, but I'm not extreme. However, I am always on the lookout for ways to save more money.
I wrote several articles for my personal blog that explored sensible coupon use and shopping. These posts were met with great interest. While researching for those posts I realized that there was a void in the Bismarck/ Mandan area. There is not one comprehensive place to go to find all of your savings information.
I cannot guarantee that this site will have all that you need right away, but with some teamwork and feedback, I know that we can make this a go-to resource for the Bismarck/Mandan area, and other places as well.
One feature that I want to start with will be called "Saturday Savings". I plan on reporting my coupon savings for each week, and I will keep a running tally on the sidebar as well. I encourage you to keep track of your own savings as well, it will be fun to see all of our savings add up!
For today I did my regular weekly shopping trip. The day that I shop varies, but lately, Saturdays have seemed to be a good day. This week Cashwise Foods had a coupon book in Sunday's paper and the coupons were expiring today. So I chose to shop at Cashwise today. My coupon savings were $32.49 or 18% of my total. Not extreme, but ethical, reasonable, and it only took me about five minutes to go through the book to clip the coupons.
Monday I'll share some upcoming sales and bargains for the next week. So come on back!
Chime in! How much money did you save this week?