With 3 kids and a husband, all with big appetites
Adrianne hays decided to pick up on a trend made popular by a television show.
She started to catch on to how much she could truly save with just a few snips.
"We watched it and it was exciting and I thought it would be something that I would be good at. So I started looking at the websites and figured out how to do it."
From then on Hays began clipping coupons on a regular basis and quickly found out the savings were well worth her time.
"The totals just started getting lower, and lower, and lower. We had some credit card debt and we started making huge payments on that and we got that knocked out. Then we just started seeing the we were paying almost nothing for the basic toiletries and the money we were saving from toiletries could go towards food, and groceries, and gas, things like that. And then we were able to take a trip to Disney World last Christmas. So we saved 13,000 dollars the first year."
Now she's part of a local Facebook group called Dothan Couponers.
It's a page that acts like an electronic swap meet to help others in the area with their couponing.
"We help each other. If there's a really good deal, then we post that. If somebody's in search of a coupon or they have extras to sell or there's an issue going with somebody not following the coupon policy. Then everybody can go and get that information. I met a lot of really good friends that way."
Hays says couponing is not at all like some tv shows make it out to be, it's much different.
"Store managers bend the rules and extend the limits and let them go outside the regular rules and regulations of couponing. So it's not true, but it's a good starting point."
Regardless of all of the reality show hype, Hays says it's still possible all it takes is some organization and time.