Thursday, August 18, 2011

Aunt Kelly, why are you getting free peanut butter?

We are in the midst of a family reunion this week and I have enjoyed spending time with my family, especially my nieces and nephews, whom I don't often get to see. My 9-year old niece, Emily, has shown some interest in couponing and has asked me several questions about it. Yesterday, we went shopping at Target to get her some new school clothes. I quickly grabbed a package of Jif-to-Go peanut butter, as I had a coupon to get it for free. At the register, Emily, who knows that my husband has a severe peanut allergy, asked: 

"Aunt Kelly, why are you getting free peanut butter if you don't use peanut butter?"

What a great question, I thought! She is so inquisitive to realize that we won't be using this product in the first place.

"Because Emily," I responded, "when something is free, you can give it away to people who are hungry or don't have much."

"Oh!" She responded simply, satisfied with my answer. I smiled as we walked out of the store.

Do you know just how much you can get for free? It is my passion to help everyday consumers, even 9-year olds, become more aware of the abundance of free high quality items available through the use of couponing, and as a result, the abundance of ways you can bless people in need!

Here is a list of some of the items I have gotten for free in the past year:

cleaning supplies
make up
pet supplies and food
office supplies
school supplies
movie tickets
baby food
prescription eye glasses
nail polish
shampoo and conditioner
hair styling products
bath and body lotions
baby shampoo and wash
air fresheners
national parks admission
Amazon giftcards
photo gifts and prints
business cards and marketing supplies
watches and jewelry
wall art
groceries... including peanut butter ;)

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