April 17, 2014

About Me

Welcome to Gluten Free Couponing, I hope that I can help you save money while eating Gluten-Free! Let me start off by introducing myself,  my name is Lauren and I was/still am a big coupononer, and was diagnosed with a Gluten Intolerance which changed EVERYTHING for me.

For six years I have used coupons in order to feed my family of 5 on only $50 per week.  When I found out that I have a Gluten Intolerance I freaked out…YUP, totally freaked out.  I looked at my coupon binder and stockpile and cried, not only did I use coupons for keeping our family within our budget, but I also LOVE to coupon.  I consider it a hobby, it’s how I relax, and I love a good deal.

I went grocery shopping for the first time after my diagnosis and made my husband come along for moral support because I knew I would cry in the grocery store, and cry I did…..   I saw that I was going to have to pay $3 for a box of pasta, and knew that I had 20 boxes of Pasta already in my stockpile that I could no longer eat.  I saw all the crackers, cereals, SWEETS (did I mention I LOVE to bake….) and had no idea how to make the transition from coupononer to eating Gluten Free. We have had to increase our grocery budget, but still manage to spend $100 per week on groceries, including mostly gluten free and organic foods.

I hope that on this site I can take the stress out eating gluten-free, because Eating Gluten Free doesn’t have to eat your Wallet!

Here on Gluten Free Couponing I will share not only my money saving tips and coupons, but also trials I have encountered along the way.  I will also share my favorite recipes, stories with my kids, online deals, and much much more!