EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSCUTTING THE COSTS
from Eyewitness News Online
Local Woman's Secret To Saving Hundreds At The Grocery Store
Reported by: Kristin Keeling
Videographer: Troy Morgan
Web Producer: Kristin Keeling
Reported: Feb. 8, 2013 7:10 AM EST
Updated: Feb. 8, 2013 8:54 AM EST
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
The instant Debi McCoy enters a grocery store, she's on a mission.
That's because Debi is an avid coupon collector and she has been since she was a kid. "My mom had us cut them out of the newspaper and she was always looking for a bargain," she said.
She keeps a binder stuffed with coupons in her shopping cart at all times. Each coupon she either clipped from the Sunday paper or printed offline.
Debi has a coupon for everything: mustard, pasta, sauce.
"If you're serious about saving some money, you don't have to be like the people you see in the show who cut hundreds of coupons, you really don't. You can do it small and save 50 percent every time you go to the grocery store on food," Debi said.
We spent about twenty minutes in a grocery store with Debi. When it came time to check out, she had 16 tubes of toothpaste, each for six cents with the help of her coupons along with 15 other items.
Her coupons continued to slice the price at the counter. Her bill went from close to $20.00 to $2.72.
"You can just start out small and save 50 percent on food and other household items too," she said.
But when Debi is saving, she isn't taking most of the groceries home to her family. She buys in bulk and donates a majority of the groceries to people who really need it.
"When we were little and my dad got sick people helped us and it's just my way of giving back," Debi said.
Because to her, it's not just about what she's saving, but who she's helping.
"If I'm not sending it to the military or when family members are deployed, it goes to the Community Cupboard in Putnam County. Everything that we don't need. It's just something that you do. I think West Virginians are very giving. It's just our culture," she said.
Debi will be offering a coupon class on Saturday, February 16th at the Bancroft Volunteer Fire Department from 10:00 a.m. until noon. It costs $10 and she'll be giving away coupons, notebooks and anything else you may need before you hit the stores.
To RSVP your spot, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
MORE NEWS FROM EYEWITNESS NEWS
2012 NEWS: JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC
Home | Eyewitness News Newsroom | Storm Team Weather | Eyewitness Sports | Schedules
Send email to email@example.com for information or comments concerning WCHS-TV Eyewitness News.
Copyright ©2013, WCHS-TV8. Portions are
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.