I have been clipping coupons for four years now. After watching Extreme Couponing last year, I decided that I would try it out. So in June of 2011, I attempted my first “extreme” couponing trip to Wal-Mart. Not all my ideas about coupons were correct. I began to follow savings blogs, that helped me be successful in my shopping. I now get many items for free or cheap, occasionally I am paid to purchase items. Couponing helps me and my growing family to keep within our budget. I am starting this blog because I have not found any local blogs that are updated regularly with local Iowa deals and see a growing need for families to save money in this ever-declining economy.