GLEN BURNIE, Md. - I come prepared with a plan because I really know what I want.
Armed with her plan, and her purse packed with coupons, Zadia Hardy is ready to shop.
We went aisle to aisle with this self-pro-claimed Ms. Couponista. It didn't take long to see that she lives up to her name.
This will save me a dollar, just this sticky one right here, but I happened to check Target's website and I have a 1.50 off printable.
Zadia says it's a little known secret that at Target you can use a store coupon along with a manufacturer.
I see a 2.00 coupon I'm clipping it and I'm going put it in my coupon wallet and take it with me to the store and look for a deal."
And boy did she find several!
This is $2 off any Bic disposable razor. You're getting that for 69 cents. 69 cents for 10 razors.
We watched her find bargain after bargain after bargain. Zadia grew up in a frugal family.
99 cents essentially for each one.
With technology, her couponing evolved. No there's very little clipping involved.
I love mobile. I always check these and try to find the deals.
And boy did it pay off.
I've actually faced 3 layoffs in my career. The most recent layoff was 2 years ago, and unemployment wasn't enough for me to pay my mortgage, let alone eat food with my dinner.
I had to find a better way to make ends meet, and I did that through coupons.
Now that she's a pro, and she can pack her cart for dirt cheap, I had to to know if she buys some things just because she has a coupon.
If I can get an item totally absolutely free with coupons than I will pick it up.
Couponing has saved her thousands. She saved more than 7-thousand dollars on her grocery bill. A trip like this one to Target she saves an average of 60 to 80 percent.
This game is normally 20 bucks, but it's on sale for 14.89. That's already a good deal but I check ahead. They are offering a Target web coupon for 2.00.
She came with another 3 dollar coupon and the game was half off.
Zadia gets excited about saving money and she says you can too.
Imagine if you could just save 25 a month. What if you could put that on the principal balance of your mortgage? You could put that toward your kid's college fund.
You saved 16.60 today. I will take that. Every bit matters. There is no bad savings.
If you want to follow Ms. Couponista, like her on Facebook. Click here for her link.