Couponing Adventures Take II

I am very happy today. Though I spent the whole week cutting out coupons (—>I let them pile up), I am very happy to report that we went shopping yesterday and saved 32% on our groceries! We also managed to stay around $50 in our total, and I am planning to never pay more than $50 for groceries ever again! All this to say, we are improving! We saved roughly $25 on this shopping trip, and I’m confident that we would have saved closer to 50% on all our groceries had a certain fellow–ahem!–stuck to my desire to only buy items we had coupons for. But it’s partly my fault too. I forgot the power of the raincheck for items that I would have gotten for nearly nothing had they been in stock. And that forced me to buy two items that I desperately needed but didn’t have the coupon for since they were a different brand than the items I planned. And it was stressful doing all that math on the spot! Oh, well. C’est la vie. We live and learn.

On a happier note, my pride and joy from shopping yesterday was in purchasing a Jack Daniel’s Barbeque sauce. It was on sale at the store for $2.99. My card savings brought it down to 99 cents. And I had a manufacture coupon for 75 cents off. Guess how much that sauce cost?! TWENTY-FOUR CENTS! I had a rush after that, and I am pleased to report that we will be couponing again on Sunday at Target and Safeway. My next plan of action is to search the internet for coupons for brands that we like instead of being beholden to the coupons that come in the mail. And I found a fabulous extreme couponing site that details the coupons and deals of the week at the stores I circulate–check out The Krazy Couponing Lady!

And on an even happier note, Noora has decided to mimick my couponing process today. I had to give her her own stack of (expired) coupons to sort through like Mami! Ah, I’m so pleased!

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