Extreme CouponingPosted: July 12, 2011
I used to insist that the cashier scan my savings card BEFORE they started scanning groceries so I could check the prices for each item as they scanned. However; I knew this time I was going to come out with significant savings so I let every item scan first before handing over my card. I have to admit, there was something very satisfying about watching the monitor lag because there were so many deductions. I was also extremely giddy when I saw the $113.51 total go all the way down to $34.98. Seriously- I felt like I was on the show Extreme Couponing, and was honestly a little disappointed that the cashier did not make a comment about it.
I started couponing about 1.5 months ago, and I’ve definitely made some mistakes along the way. But it has been exciting and I’ve already started stockpiling quite a few items. My goal for next month is to spend less than our allotted grocery budget. Wish me luck!
Now…for how I got all these items for 70% off:
-15 boxes of Kellog’s cereal @ 1.67 a box
Used 3 $5/5 coupons (Redplum) for an end total of .67 a box! My goal used to be less than $2 a box, but thanks to these high value coupons and a great sale at Smith’s, I was able to get a LOT of cereal (which we only eat 1-2x a week, but it stores so well I couldn’t turn it down).
-Downy Fabric Softener (60 loads) $5
Used $1/1 eCoupon to make the total $4 I am determined to get a better deal on this in the future, but we were totally out. I only like the “scent-free” and I’m not brave enough to try cheaper brands (yet).
-2 packages Stayfree pads (24 count) $3.06
Used Buy1 Get 1 free coupon making them $1.53 each
-M&Ms (small packs by the checkout) .50 each
Used .75/2 making these 0.12 each! I don’t usually buy M&Ms, but I bought 6 regular and 6 peanut. I will probably use them as small gifts or perhaps in place of chocolate chips in cookies!
-5.55 lbs Bananas $3.06 (.57/lb)
-Avocados x2 $1.98
-Butter x2 @ 2.99 each
I usually have my freezer stocked with butter (5-10 boxes at a time) but I haven’t seen a sale on butter in quite a while and we were completely out! Smith’s occasionally has a 3 for $5 sale but I haven’t seen this in quite some time. Hopefully there is a sale soon! I just made cookies and that has already eaten through half this butter.
Did you find any of the items I bought for cheaper this week? Any other good sales?