Rising prices crunching your grocery budget? Many are turning to couponing

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Rising prices crunching your grocery budget? Many are turning to couponing

People across the U.S. are facing skyrocketing prices at the grocery store and the gas station. It’s leading many people to turn to couponing to find deals and save a few bucks.Darrina Carter, a mother of four and an extreme couponer, says it’s a necessity.“I can tell by having the same budget that I had before all of this, I would get less,” she said. “It seems like the bags were getting smaller and smaller every time. Milk has gone up tremendously. Just because I’m the sole person who does all the grocery shopping, I can tell.”Couponing culture has been popular online for years, but finding savings as prices continue to climb is what got Carter hooked. “It doesn’t matter how expensive the food is, we still need tissues, clothes … and if there’s a way I could possibly cut corners … I started to get more interested,” she said. Erica Miller, known online as OneCuteCouponer, said her content has gotten more popular as inflation rises. “The struggle is real for so many people who have never had to experience that struggle before,” Miller said. “So I have a lot of people who kind of come in the back door, they don’t want to write it on the page so they’ll DM me or they’ll email me, and these are people who were successful before and have had to drastically cut back, so it’s not just people who would be classified as low-income.”Although the economy is changing the way some people think about money, Carter said she’s now a couponer for life. “I wouldn’t stop,” she said. “Just seeing, this is proof that you don’t know what’s going to happen, you don’t know what’s coming up. Just to be prepared I will still be doing the same thing that I’m doing now.”

People across the U.S. are facing skyrocketing prices at the grocery store and the gas station.

It’s leading many people to turn to couponing to find deals and save a few bucks.

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Darrina Carter, a mother of four and an extreme couponer, says it’s a necessity.

“I can tell by having the same budget that I had before all of this, I would get less,” she said. “It seems like the bags were getting smaller and smaller every time. Milk has gone up tremendously. Just because I’m the sole person who does all the grocery shopping, I can tell.”

Couponing culture has been popular online for years, but finding savings as prices continue to climb is what got Carter hooked.

“It doesn’t matter how expensive the food is, we still need tissues, clothes … and if there’s a way I could possibly cut corners … I started to get more interested,” she said.

Erica Miller, known online as OneCuteCouponer, said her content has gotten more popular as inflation rises.

“The struggle is real for so many people who have never had to experience that struggle before,” Miller said. “So I have a lot of people who kind of come in the back door, they don’t want to write it on the page so they’ll DM me or they’ll email me, and these are people who were successful before and have had to drastically cut back, so it’s not just people who would be classified as low-income.”

Although the economy is changing the way some people think about money, Carter said she’s now a couponer for life.

“I wouldn’t stop,” she said. “Just seeing, this is proof that you don’t know what’s going to happen, you don’t know what’s coming up. Just to be prepared I will still be doing the same thing that I’m doing now.”

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