Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Getting Ready for Spring Couponing!

Spring has sprung and the first official day of spring is quickly approaching.  I have completed the annual spring cleaning of my coupon binder.  Since I have not clipped or stuffed a single coupon in almost three months, needless to say, all of the coupons in my binder had expired.  Thankfully, the church we are attending here in Florida has a coupon box for the military.  The expired coupons are accepted, sorted, and shipped to our troops overseas.  They and their families are able to use all manufacturers' coupons that are within 6 months after expiration. 

This is also the time when the change of seasons brings a change in menus in anticipation of Easter, Passover, and a new crop of spring veggies.  Most families have used up much of their fall and winter stockpile and will be shopping in earnest to fill their pantry shelves with spring and summer staples.  Need eggs?  Here are a couple of links that you need to check out quickly before they reach their print limit for the public.  You can print twice from each link:

So, my Bizzy Coupon Bees, clean out those binders, envelopes, and coupon wallets.  Buy extra Sunday papers when you see coupons for products you will need to replenish your stockpile. 

If you would like to learn some different ways to organize your coupons, check out these videos...Click here: organizing your coupon binder

Just to give you all notice, The Conway's have officially renamed their "stockpile room and freezer".  They are both now part of our "storehouse".  The term "stockpile" conjures up visions bordering on hoarding.  But "the storehouse" will hopefully keep us mindful of the purpose of the "storehouse".  A "storehouse" is a room or building where large amounts of stores or provisions are deposited.  We are to share our "stores/provisions" with anyone in need.  If someone knocks on our door and wants to "borrow" some sugar or mayo or eggs, we give it and then ask that they "repay" us by "paying it forward".  If we know that a family has fallen on hard times, we make up a box or bag of stores or provisions and leave it on their doorstep with a note asking them to "pay it forward". 

Here are a few websites that will help you restock your "storehouse" this spring and summer.   

Stay Warm and Enjoy the Sunny Days
ShaRon, The Bizzy Coupon Bee