I’m Kristin, your lovely and mouthy hostess. Extreme couponing rants. Houston coupon classes. Grocery store deals. Every week, (or just about), I do Joe V’s Smart Shop deals, H-E-B deals , Food Town deals, Foodarama deals, and Sellers Bros deals. Let’s talk about it. You’ll find all of that and more here…
I’m just south of 40, married with 3 kids ages 22 to 9. This has been a very big year. I finished my Master in Social Work degree. My oldest son and new daughter-in-love graduated college. My daughter is headed off to college. I’m already boohooing…
We live in the Houston area, and I shop all over. I don’t list my preferred stores’ locations for a variety of reasons, but all of my deals are found locally.
My youngest is autistic and has a speech delay. We’re on a modified Feingold diet, and have cut out a lot of things from the Standard American Diet. No dye, no MSG, no HCFS (if I can help it), and more label reading than you can shake a stick at. We’re making progress with special needs on a budget and you can too.
I started “extreme” couponing when both my husband and I were underemployed. We had a very limited budget for our family size, and I wanted to make it stretch. So I did. And then it got tighter, and it stretched some more. But we made it through it, and now, even though we have more of a budget, I still coupon like crazy, and do silly things like buy 15 bottles of barbeque sauce. You’ll see why. I started my road to smarter shopping very young, shopping with my frugal grandmother. She would give me a dime every time I found a price error.
When my husband started posting about my savings on Facebook, I received lots of questions, so I started blogging about how I made it work. I host coupon classes about once a quarter. For more info, just email me, leave me a message on Facebook, or leave a comment. I’m excited, and I hope this blog helps you to get a little more excited about keeping your money where it belongs – in your pocket.
If you’re ever curious about something, but don’t want to leave a comment, please feel free to email me at Kristin at CouponKristin.com.