Saturday, February 19, 2011

$107 worth of groceries for $30???


Ever since we moved to Georgia I have developed a strong interest in couponing. I've always loved saving money and finding the best deals and since I have been couponing I have mainly saved about 20-40% on my grocery bill but today was the first day I had ever saved a lot! I purchased $107.06 worth of groceries for only $30.41. Therefore, I saved 72% or $76.65 on my grocery bill! The lady that was bagging my groceries even had a double take moment and said "Wait, you got all dis' for thirty dollas?"  I smiled proudly and said, "Yes, Ma'am!" As corny as this sounds, I left the grocery store feeling great accomplishment!

Couponing is definitely not an easy thing to do, it takes a lot of time, planning, and thinking. You have to know which coupon to use, when to use it, and remember to only purchase the things you currently need or will need in the future. For me, I find couponing fun! I really enjoy matching up coupons that I have with current sales in the sale ad. AND, the best part is when you are at the checkout and you get to watch the total bill go down on the screen as the grocery lady scans your coupons. <----(I feel like a total nerd saying this & you are probably thinking that I am one of"them" ! lol)

Oh, and I cannot forget to mention, I even passed someone with one of those huge coupon clipping binders. It made me feel like we were in on this hidden secret that so little people actually take advantage of. I wanted to say something to her, (Like...."O my gosh!! You coupon too?? Tell me everything you know about couponing!!!" I wanted to ask her so many questions because she looked like she was a serious couponer.. and she was WAYYYY more into than me. (I think!) haha..but I didn't speak a word, I just glanced at her 3 ring binder and we passed in the isle.

Bentley even got some goods!

This is a sheet I printed out with the items and cost of what I planned to purchase at Publix. The number beside the item indicates how many to purchase. The writing above the description of the item is more specific to the coupon I used, and at the end of the item is how much the item will cost after the coupon is applied.

Here is a list of everything I purchased and how much I paid after coupons.

(2) -Sargeno Shredded Cheese

On sale 2 for $4

I had 2- $1.50 off coupons

Final Cost = $1


Giant Frozen Vegetables

On sale 10 for $10

I had a coupon for .50  (Publix doubles coupons .50 or less)

Final Cost = Free

(2) V8 Fusion $100% Juice

On Sale BOGO

I had 2- $1.00 off coupons

= $2

(2) Kashi Cereal

On sale 2 for $5

I had 2- $1.00 off coupons

= $3

(2) Bic Disposable Razors

On sale BOGO

I had 2 - $2.00 off coupons

= $1.50

(1) Publix dog treats

On Sale 3 for $5

I had a .50 off Publix coupon

= $1.50

(10) 8oz Hunts tomato sauce

On sale 6 for $2

= .33 per can

(2) Hunts Tomato Puree

On sale BOGO

=.95 per can

(4) Green Giant canned veggies

On Sale BOGO,

=1.58 for all

(2) Green Giant Frozen boxed veggies

On sale 10 for $10

I used a coupon for $.50 off the purchase of two Green Giant Frozen boxed veggies


(6) Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entrees/Macaroni Grill Frozen Entrees

 Orginal price for 1= $7.99

On Sale at Publix for BOGO (Buy one get one free)

I had 6- $1.50 off coupons.

Final Cost = $14.97

It was fun!!!

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