I love having a nice stockpile of food and toiletries that I picked up at amazing prices. I shop the sales and combine coupons and fill my pantry with very little out of pocket. It’s fun for me … most of the time.
When summer rolls around, all five kids are home and we are busy enjoying the sun and spending some quality time together. Cutting coupons and shopping amazing sales always ends up at the bottom of my list. I kind of take a break from couponing during the summer. We are stocked up on many items, that I don’t have to worry about getting in on some sales, I can just let them go. So, during the summer my nice big stockpile kind of get depleted. Want proof?
This is all that is left from my cereal stash. Just random boxes that nobody wants to eat.
See those two empty rows in my Shelf Reliance rack? Those used to be filled with soups, now I am totally out. It’s a good thing fall is coming, that’s usually when we find great deals on soups.
This is all that is left of the shampoo’s. Pretty pathetic, huh? Here is a confession for you: I think I only set foot in a Walgreen’s or Rite Aid once this summer – only once!!
For further proof that I am a coupon slacker over the summer, I am going to show you my coupons.
Here is a photo of just one of my stacks of uncut coupons. I started going through them, and lots of them have already expired. Oh, well!
I weeded out all of the expired coupons in one of my organizers, and this is all that is left. Not much in there, huh?
My whole point of this post is to prove that there are times and seasons for couponing. Summer is definitely not my coupon season! The good news is I have 3 other seasons to stock up, which allows me to take the summer off. It’s all good!
I wasn’t totally undproductive this summer, I did get lots of jam made to use during the fall and winter. YUM!
Plus, more importantly, I spent some quality time with the kids and my husband. That is something coupons can’t buy!
With the kids starting school (all 5 of my kids will be in school this year) I am ready to start stocking up again. I am in need of some serious coupons, so I have decided to buy multiple copies of the Tacoma News Tribune for only $1 each. This will give me some help in getting my stockpile back in order.
I would love to hear if you take some time off from couponing? Please, share your thoughts!