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So I thought I might talk about some basics, since more and more of you are getting involved.

1. Don’t bend the rules.  Be VERY vigilant about the coupon rules and products.  The cashiers and managers will give you TONS more respect and will even go the extra mile.  Plus, it only takes a few to ruin it for everyone.  Coupon Pantry 2

2.  If you are only saving 10, 20 or 30% at first – BE HAPPY!  You should pat yourself on the back and be happy with your savings.  The savings you see on this site or other coupon sites can be misleading.  First, we have couponing for a while and have LARGE stockpiles.  I only buy what I think are great deals each week.  Other than staples like milk, juice and fruit, I could probably go for months without going grocery shopping.  Just to show you…look at the picture of my pantry (and that is just dry groceries – I have other stashes)

3. Pick your cashiers and stores wisely.  Not all stores and cashiers are coupon friendly (just yesterday I was harrassed by a cashier for using a coupon).

4. DONATE DONATE DONATE.  I buy stuff all the time that I can donate.  Even if it is not something I would normally use.  By watching the ads and clipping coupons, you can often get things for free that others would gladly accept.  I love that I can help out by donating food, glucose monitoring kits, personal hygene products and expired coupons (military bases accept up to 4 months after expiration date).  So when you are buying, think of who else may be able to benefit from the deals you are reading about.

5. Have fun!  I do this to save money, but most of all i REALLY enjoy it.  It would not be as much fun if I was not sharing my successes with my friends and giving things away!

If you have the latest issue of All You, you can get the following:

Schick Quattro for Women $5.17  ($4 off in August All You)  TOTAL – $1.17

Crunch & Munch $1.00 ($1/2 in August All You – ConAgra Insert) Total – $1/2

NYC Nail Polish $1.72 ($1/1 All You August) – $0.72

Hefty One Zip Small Box $1 Use $1/1 5/17 RP – FREE

To check out other great WalMart Deals, read the Saving with Amy Blog.

If you are reading this, then you are probably looking for ways to save money!  Don’t worry you are in good hands.  I have been reading, saving and couponing for well over 1 year and it is FABULOUS.  Yes it does take some time, but it is well worth it, especially if you have to save some dough.

There are an endless supply of GREAT blogs out there that will show you where to get the best savings, but many of them are not from our area (South Florida), so I decided to compile a list for our area.  If you have suggestions or other great blogs, please leave a comment and let me know.

I will be reposting other blog’s info and giving credit to the original authors, so if you know of someone that has a great blog, please send it my way.