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Monday, March 29, 2010

I'm Coupon Crazy!

So, I'm usually not the first one to admit when I'm wrong about something, but I'll 'fess up and say that I was completely wrong about coupons. I've used the few coupons my mother would clip for me each week, but I didn't really see any benefit in it. Well, after my friend Wendy told me of the deals she had been getting using coupons and this great website (Southern Savers) I thought I'd give it a shot.

I got my Saturday paper, clipped everything I would be buying anyway and then set off to Harris Teeter. This week was Triple Coupon week, so they would triple any coupon up to $0.99. Cha-ching! I normally try to spend $100 a week on food, so I was thrilled when my I spent $70 and saved $60. And I bought more than enough food for the week!

My best deals were: 3-pack boneless chicken breast, buy 1 get 2 free! and I had a 0.55 coupon for sara lee bread which was on sale for $1.50 so with my tripled coupon it was free.

I then decided to do a little reading about Food Lion and Walgreens and I went yesterday to get a few things. What I really love is that I only bought things I NEED, no spending just because it's on sale.
At Walgreens I bought Walgreens Multivitamins (on sale for $3 with $3 Register Rewards) and Crest Toothpaste (on sale for $1.99 with $1 RR). Total spent: $5 Register Rewards (a coupon for that amount in free product to spend on your next transaction) Earned: $4 I then used my $4 RR to buy a 12 pk of Cottonelle which was on sale for $5 and then a $1 coupon in the April coupon book in the got it, Free!
Three items: Vitamins, Toothpaste and Toilet Paper for $5, yay!

At Food Lion I bought ALL Laundry detergent (on sale for $4 and I had a $2 coupon), Lance Crackers (on sale for $2 and I had a $1 coupon), and Snuggle dryer sheets (on sale for $2.99 and I had a $3 again!).
Three Items: Laundry Detergent, Lance Crackers and dryer sheets for $3.

If you total that up, I've spent $80. What will I do with my extra cash...I think I'll splurge on an Old Navy arty cardi (just this week to reward myself, hehe). On sale for $15 and then I'll use this printable coupon for 30% off.

And I'm still under budget...oh yeah, I'm hooked!


  1. Aren't coupons GREAT!? I get pretty excited about them myself. Sunday's shopping trip I spent $74 and saved $33. Unfortunately though, none of the stores around here double, let alone triple, coupons. You just get what you get. Still, I got free Colgate! Welcome to the coupon club.

  2. I always have lots of coupons but I'm just not organized so I forget to use them. Or I buy something and when I get home find that I had a coupon for something I bought! It makes me so mad! I am going to check out that website. I love saving money I just need to get a system. Do you just buy whatever you have in coupons?

  3. Oh watch out! Coupons are addictive--I actually LIKE going to the grocery store now because it seems like a game. There are a TON of good blogs that take the guesswork out of shopping with coupons. Let me know if you'd like for me to send you the list of sites that I use :)

  4. Let me warn you now that you will become addicted to couponing! I LOVE IT! I have saved so much money already! Good Luck!

  5. I agree with Shelli...I always clip coupons but am not organized enough to remember to use them or where they are. Need to do better! Good for you and your savvy shoppin' skillz!

  6. Coupons are fantastic! My mom always used to make cutting coupons a game when I was little. It must have stuck with me; now that I'm on my own, I still cut coupons!

  7. you did awesome!
    i wish our places did triple coupons up to .99!

  8. I sometimes have random coupons....but I always forget to use them! This is foreign territory to me.....I HAVE to figure it all out!

  9. I have a new post going up today and you've been tagged!

  10. Not sure if you know about these two sites to get coupons from- but just in case... and :)


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