A woman has gone viral for couponing and stockpiling essential items for a special cause.
“Here’s a two-month update of my stockpile,” she says in a clip. “I started couponing September 25, 2020. My main purpose of couponing was to donate to people who are in need.”
Those people include women in abusive relationships and children in foster care, @l0vexnina says.
The 25-year-old then gives a tour of a room, which is organized neatly, with shelves stacked with feminine hygiene products and other basic items. Some shelves, for example, hold razors, shampoo and body wash, while others carry towels, laundry detergent and canned food.
“I just want to thank you for supporting me on my journey, and I hope I inspired you to start your own little stockpile,” she says before showing her viewers several care packages she plans on giving out before Thanksgiving. “Again, thank you guys so much for supporting me.”
The heartwarming clip has since received nearly 100,000 views and drawn tons of praise from fellow TikTok users.
“Omg exactly what everyone needs after this crazy year,” one person wrote. “You’re doing amazing things.”
“This is an amazing goal,” another added.
“You are such a blessing,” a third wrote. “I hope I can learn a lot from you soon!”
In an effort to encourage others to stockpile and donate to at-risk populations, @l0vexnina also included some tips on how to coupon in her TikTok profile. Among them are a list of terms that amateur couponers should know and a list of places where people can find coupons.
But for those who want to know the ins and outs of couponing, personal finance website NerdWallet also offers several tricks.
First and foremost, any beginner should find a coupon database, learn about any given store’s coupon policy and, perhaps most importantly, read the fine print of every coupon, NerdWallet notes.
Next, they should make a shopping list and aim for 40 percent off on items they’d like to get. When purchasing items, shoppers are encouraged to stockpile goods to avoid allowing the retailer to “dictate” the price they should pay at any point in time. NerdWallet also suggests that the amateur couponer should start with 10 coupons.
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