Christi the Coupon Coach

This Week's Grocery Shopping Savings!

9:29 PM

Well, as you all know I recently reviewed a book by Christi the Coupon Coach and let me tell you...I am having a BLAST using my coupons. My grocery store has loads of great sales and we are really enjoying the savings that we are experiencing. I now purchase 4 Sunday papers and thought I would feel really silly about it. But, I don't. What we do is buy one paper on the way to church and I review the coupons in the afternoon. If there are valuable coupons in that paper than we buy three more papers when we go on our shopping trip later in the day. This has worked SO well. I do my clipping and organizing after the children go to bed so I am not distracted and it takes about an hour to sort, clip and organize the coupons. NOT BAD! When I first heard about couponing, I was afraid that I would waste hours upon hours trying to get my coupons. After this weeks shopping trip, I am so sad that I never clipped and used coupons before now. Lesson learned...I am now a dedicated coupon clipper. Here is a quick photo of some of my great buys...

Kelloggs Pop Tarts - Assorted Varieties - 3 for $6
Oscar Meyer Hot Dogs - BOGO
Strawberries - BOGO
ACT Anticavity Mouth Rinse - Normally $4.99 - on sale for $3.99 - I used three coupons for $1 off each. Only paid $2.99 per bottle.
Muller Yogurt - 10 for $10 - I used a coupon for $1 off 4 and paid $.75 each.
YoBaby Yogurt - $2.99 each - I used 3 coupons for $1 off and paid $1.99 each.
St. Ives Apricot Scrub - $3.99 - I used a coupon for $.75 off which my store doubled and so I paid $2.49.
Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt 4 pk- $3.49 - I used three coupons for $1 off each and paid $2.49 each.
General Mills Cereal - On sale 3 for $5- I used 3 coupons for $1 off 3 boxes and paid $1.33/box.

We had more groceries than are in the photo, but I just wanted to show you some of my favorite deals. So, here is the run-down:

Total bill BEFORE discounts/coupons: $171.38
Total bill AFTER discounts/coupons: $115.54
Total saved this trip: $57.94 

Tops had so many great deals this week...we really saved a ton! Hubby jokingly said that it would be great to get our bill under $80 a week. I think I can do it...and know that with time, couponing will get easier and better!

I am going to try and do this weekly, so if couponing and saving money interests you, be sure to check out my blog for more posts on the money we are saving and the fun I am having in the process! :)

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2 comments

  1. Wow! Wish I was as thrifty as you at using coupons! Great job

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey
    ashummz05(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. I am getting back into the habit of couponing. The savings are definitely worth it. We're planning on using the extra money we save to build up our down payment fund for a house and to continue paying off student loans and other debt.

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