I am one of them!
*Mauahahahaha = evil laugh*
Ok, I'm not as bad and "into it" as they are but I am a coupon clipping maniac. I usually save 20% to 30 % off our weekly bill with couponing and that is with little effort. I just clip my Sunday coupons while watching Desperate Housewives on Sunday nights.
With this show, Extreme Couponing, coming out I realized I could really step it up and make a HUGE difference by looking up coupons online too. I printed a mound of coupons for THINGS WE USE already and today off I went to the store with my matchups.
Here's what happened at Meijer...
I filled this cart with $263.00 worth of groceries.
I had prepared VERY well for this trip. I didn't add up for my end price because I really wanted it to be a surprise but I knew I was gonna mop the floor with them.
My secret? Buy only things that were on SALE that I also had a coupon for.
Each item was already on sale in store AND I had a coupon.
There were 2 exceptions. Easter dinner necessities. Ham and wine. Neither were on sale but both were necessary purchases this week.
So when the cart was full I headed to the check out.
And this is what I spent...
Total ring before coupons but after in store sales $262.78
Total I paid $100.71
Woo Hoo! Saved 62%
BUT... you have to take into account my two major purchases were the ham and wine and neither were on sale.
Remove them from the equation and I saved 70% !!!
(Wish I would have rung them separately anyway since they weren't on sale.)
That's right, I bought all this (minus ham and wine) for $77.00 dollars!!!!
You can see I got an amazing amount of food for $77.00! I'm pretty proud of this weeks trip. :) 70% off is nothing to scoff at! I gave a very minimal effort that saved me $160.00.
So do you coupon? How do you save at the store?
And you ask what I'm going to do with my $160 savings? Well I'm headed to the Simple Goods Show tomorrow with Mom! Hope to see you there!
Until next time...
Carmen and the Primcats