I am very fortunate to financially be able to stay at home with my children instead of having to work a job and be away from them. Unfortunately, for me, this comes with an extreme amount of guilt. I have been working since I was 11 years old and have never not had a job until now and it is so hard to wrap my mind around me raising our kids is more than enough.
I started to “extreme coupon” a little over two years ago and while I felt like I was finally contributing to my family financially, I had also found a hobby that I really enjoyed! I love the thrill of walking out of a store paying next to nothing or sometimes having the store pay me for walking out of there with stuff!
About a year ago I learned that it is actually not illegal to sell items that you purchased using coupons. I know every state is different, but where I am in Colorado, you can sell but you have to claim it in your taxes depending on how much you make. I turned my hobby into a semi-business! I sell things in bulk for about 50% off retail price. The people who purchase from me know that I use coupons but they are still more than happy to buy my stockpile because couponing is a skill that a lot of people just have no interest in learning. I understand and was that person until I became a mom and needed some sort of hobby to have!
With all of this being said, I know there are a lot of mom’s out there who would love to learn how to do this but they are overwhelmed when they look into how to coupon. Trust me, I get it. There is a lot that goes into it and it does take time and patience to learn but once you do, it is easy peasy!
I am in the process of putting together a step-by-step guide on how to coupon. I will focus on one store at a time since every store has different rules. I hope to help families out whether you are wanting to sell what you buy or if you are just wanting to help your family out by getting some necessities! (Diapers & wipes, anyone?!)
I am going to make this as easy as possible. I promise.
Stay tuned on my site and subscribe to follow along. I will post 1-2 times weekly for strictly couponing. It was always be under zerimama.com/couponing. As always, if you have any questions, comment and I will always reply.
***Under Category, click “couponing” and it will have the lessons there for you!