Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Like $$ in my pocket!

I love coupons!
I have been doing coupons for about 3 1/2 years now, off and on, and I have saved so much money!
I have not only been able to feed my family very well, but have built up a food storage over the years that has benefitted us during a time of unemployment.
Every once in a while I get into a bit of a slump and don't do it like I should. But when I pull myself together and get on it, I reach a total "high" for getting bargains.
Today while Sofie was at preschool I went and took advantage of some deals. I went to 3 different stores (because I had the time and energy) and spent a total of $64.27. I saved a total of $257.50!
To give you a sampling, this included (3) 12 count double rolls of Charmin, Rubbermaid storage containers, 10 Crest toothpastes, (4) Bic razors (nice ones), (9) Kelloggs fruit snacks, granola bars, salad dressing, 2 in 1 shampoo, as well as plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and much, much more.

Some favorite websites I like to use are (which are free): Pinching your Pennies & Grocery Smarts (Utah only). You can contact Grocery Smarts for a free class as to how to do coupons most effectively, as well as getting a screaming deal on mulitple newspapers (part of the trick). Let me know if you would like any more information.


Brooke said...

I came here to tag you (you can go to my site to see what to do) but love this post. I am just starting to coupon...after several failed attempts. My goal and reasoning is to stock up on toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors etc. I am familiar with pinching your pennies but will have to check out the other now. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

It is amazing how great the "high's" are from grocery shopping when you save that much. We will have to compare notes with all the big sales coming up.