Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I'm a Couponer! Is that even a word?!

Thanks to a Relief Society meeting a couple of months ago I had no idea that this even existed! Couponing! I thought it was even funny that it had it's own title. Some great info was shared and at first I was a little timid and very slow at it but here I am three months later and I absolutely love flyers and coupons and finding the next deal! Another funny thing is that whenever we visited my sister she always had coupons pinned up on her cork board and Chad and I were relentless in making fun of her and all her coupons. Anytime anyone made a suggestion of something to do Chad and I were right there to add "Do you have a coupon for it?!". I know, we were cruel! LOL. So to Shaneen, I apologize! I finally see the light!

So without going into too much of all the details of how I do it, because that would probably take all day, I'll just show you a few of my deals that I picked up today at Albertsons. My trip to Albertsons today consisted of three trips to the cashier. Here is my first purchase.

Any guesses to what I paid for it?!

$35.44! What should have been $103.19 only cost me $35.44. I saved $67.75! And the best thing about this purchase was I bought the required items to receive $10 to spend on my next purchase. And your not seeing things, that is 11 boxes of cereal on that table! I love it when I save more than I spend! So of course, I used that $10 on this next purchase.

Any guesses to what I paid for this one?!

$5.63! What should have been $36.48 only cost me $5.63. I saved $30.85! And again, the best thing about this purchase was I bought the required items to receive $10 to spend on my next purchase. And finally, here is what I bought for the third purchase.

(Ooooops - Forgot to include in this picture
the 2 big packages with 24 bottled water each!)


$12.28! What should have been $53.67 only cost me $12.28. I saved $41.39!

So my GRAND TOTAL spent for the day for all of these items was $53.35.
TOTAL SAVINGS = $139.99!

Now, I know I didn't go too much into detail about how I go about this but I do have to say that I spent a good few hours last night making a plan and going back through piles of flyers from the past few months and websites to get the right coupons to stack to get the most for my dollar. But after shopping today and seeing what I brought home it was well worth it! Anyone wanna come over for breakfast tomorrow morning?! Cereal is on the menu! LOL.

3 comments:

Sara said...

Honestly...I don't get how people do it. I get the Sunday paper...but any time I try to use coupons I spend more than I save. I am a coupon failure. I don't understand how to do it. But good for you!

mistieleigh said...

Holy crap! I hear about this thing all the time but no one has seriously organized it like this for me and calculated the exact savings...that is amazing. I LOVE coupons too but havent ever organized it into these type of savings... i think my ward held something like this a while back but of course i am timid and skeptical. next time around- i am going to learn! Good for you!!! And if i remember i think you gave me a hard time too about our red robin coupons!!!!! EAT your word sista!! j/k
Oh, and it is about time you made some new postings!! I have been waiting and waiting. happy to see you guys are alive and kicking!

Maile said...

WOW!! I haven't been able to catch the vision of couponing yet, largely because I go shopping by myself with 3 kids, usually, and it's all I can do to make it out of the store alive. :) But saving this kind of money is awesome!!