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Do you ever remind yourself to do something and then when the time comes to do it you forget? And then days later you remember? That was me just yesterday. So, here’s my story.

I have not bought myself clothes since before my son was born. My wardrobe is in dire need of an update. In all honesty , whenever I wind up near a store, I just wind up buying something for my little one. Mommy has definitely put herself on the backburner.

This is where my dilemma starts. I went to Express to buy a few things. I knew I had a $30 off of $75 coupon in my bag. Maybe it was the excitement of getting new clothes that made me forget. The cashier rang up my stuff and I asked if there were any coupons available. She said no. I had this nagging feeling about something. However, I paid and left with the sheer joy of owning new clothes.

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Let’s fast forward about five days to yesterday. I was cleaning out the diaper bag and I decided to go through my coupon holder, which I store in the diaper bag. I make sure my coupons are always handy. You never know what store you might end up at. Anyway, what do you think I found in my coupons? Yes, the Express coupon I knew I had but totally forgot about. Of course, it is now expired.  Epic Fail :( .

I was definitely kicking myself yesterday. I have learned my lesson and will double check my coupons so I don’t lose out again!

What is your epic fail story? Let us know below :).

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Just a little help from my (coupon) friends

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February 18, 2014

I wanted to pass on another cool idea! I know I enjoy buying natural foods in the store. However, it can be costly. It is not cheap buying healthy. There have been many times where I pass up an item because, in my mind, it was way too expensive.

Then I was watching Extreme Couponing on TLC a few months back. Yes, I am a huge TLC fan. The shows will probably rot my brain but I love all of those cheesy shows! Back to Extreme Couponing. There was one woman who loved to buy healthy foods as well. She had the best advice ever. If you look at the back of the package of food, the company usually gives you a phone number to call for questions or comments. She claimed that if you call the company, you can ask for coupons. Well, I had to try it. So, one day I took out some of the products we bought often. At the time my son was on pureed foods and he was eating the Earth’s Best brand. I dialed up the 800 number and said how my son loves their food and asked if they offer coupons. The woman said of course and asked for my address. Since it was so easy, I called up several other companies and went through the same process.

Two weeks later my mailbox was flooded with coupons from the companies! Some places sent three or four coupons! Then others only sent one. It didn’t bother me at all. To me, it was a gold mine! I now call up every few weeks for coupons to brands that don’t normally offer coupons in the local newspaper. I don’t know how long they will keep sending them or if they track how often you call and put a limit on how many coupons one customer can receive. I will keep trying, though!

It really is a great feeling knowing you can eat healthy and save money at the same time! Hope you enjoy the idea!

Do any of you have cost saving tips for eating healthy? Or just plain old cost saving tips? Comment below! :)