Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A renewed faith...

In couponing. All because of a friends blog post. Check out her post HERE (seriously- you'll be shocked). I saw what she does and thought, look what I miss out on. She gets 3 papers w/coupon inserts and I only get one...so when I start getting 3 I can have savings like hers!

I have totally slacked in couponing over the last 9 months, I still do it, but more when it's convenient than for the rush or excitement of how much I have saved. I am not one to run to the store first thing Wed. morning when the sales start to make sure I score the free stuff (usually toothpaste and toothbrushes are the first to go), but going late on a Tues. night- I assumed I would have fair luck because they'd be restocking shelves for the new weeks promotions starting in the morning, but as I walked through the store I found myself scratching item after item off my list. Apparently I didn't go late enough (they were restocking stuff on every aisle it seemed, except the ones I really wanted) and I will just try to be back on my game, so I don't have to wait till the last day when they are out of a lot of sale items. 

So here's what I got:

I spent $2.90 and saved $70.10. I made a total rookie error and could've spent less and saved way more, but live & learn and I was already dealing with what seemed like a bajillion coupons so I let something simple slip. No big deal, a jar of mayo will run you $3, and I got 2 of them and a ton of other stuff for that price.

5 comments:

Kristine said...

Dang girl. I could hire you to do my shopping and still spend less than I already do :) Rock on !

Jamie said...

I so need a lsson (or two) on how to coupon... I totally stink and get so overwhelmed when I try. :( Way to go!

Jana Adams said...

You did AWESOME! Yay for couponing!!

Kerrie said...

I haven't done any couponing since I moved. I've decided it's my new year's resolution!

Rebel said...

SERIOUSLY- How do you do it???

-STACI