Welcome to TheBudgetBandit.com!!! I am Angelique Campbell…you may have seen me on TLC’s Extreme Couponing or Rachael Ray. I am a mommy of 4 kids and a wife to an amazing husband! Come join me in the adventure of saving money and maintaining life on a budget!!!
I started couponing a year and a half ago, after witnessing another extreme couponer in action. I knew after watching her leave the store with several bags of toiletries and paying nothing for them, that couponing was something I HAD to learn how to do. I went out the next day and bought my binder and baseball card sheets and begin filling them with any coupons I could get my hands on. It took some time of course to get the coupons I would read about for deals or match-ups. Sometimes I would get frustrated that I didn’t have the coupons to make the “deals” work, but after a few months I was activity “playing the game” and winning if you ask me!
I do have a stockpile. I keep enough individual products to support my family for approximatively a year. Anything more than that I donate to local charities, friends and family, which is one of my favorite parts of couponing! Donating is so important to me and my family, because I feel like it is important for my children to learn how to be givers.
Currently I work full time and coupon whenever I can find some time. As a mom of three (soon to be four), wife and full time gymnastics coach, couponing sometimes feels like another job. But to be honest it’s the most rewarding “job” you can work! (Not including the obvious one of being a mom of course) Being able to almost completely eliminate our monthly grocery and household budget, has allowed us to be able to get out of debt and provide for our children. We enjoy being able to enroll our children is sports activities and would like to soon start putting money away for our children to be able to go to college and for our daughters weddings someday (hopefully way far down the road from now, as our kids are all under the age of 8 years old!)
Couponing is not just a hobby, its a way of life and a way to help our family, friends and community in this tough economy. To learn more about couponing and how to lower your families monthly budget, stay tuned!!!