Coupon shopping that saves you — and others in need — hundreds

As much value as one can find in Kroger’s 10 for $10 specials, there is only so much one household can consume. Coupon-crazed shoppers can cut hundreds of dollars from a grocery bill and store up packages and goods in kitchen pantries, but even that can become overwhelming.

Why not help someone else in need?

Photo by Elissa Eubanks

Photo by Elissa Eubanks

That’s the question Kris Bleiler — known among her friends as Krissy the Coupon Queen — asks herself. Her answer has been to give, and keep on giving. Featured by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution along with 11 others as Holiday Heroes, Bleiler gives generously from all that she saves and accumulates while coupon shopping. AJC reporter Rosalind Bentley writes:

Each week, Bleiler clips hundreds of dollars worth of coupons from newspapers and buys dozens of bags of groceries and household staples. Then she quietly distributes care packages to families in need.

“She goes to the grocery store every single day with those coupons and buys like $100 or $200 worth of groceries for almost nothing,” said Sandra Lewis, her friend who nominated Bleiler to be a Holiday Hero. “Then she gives away all of it. All of it.”

You can read the full story here.

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