Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Coupon Thang. . .Works!


Hey Everybody,
It finally happened! The "coupon thang" works! I actually saved more than I spent the other day! I am so excited about it that I had to take a picture to show you! I got all those groceries (all items that we regularly eat/drink) for $34.35. And I saved? $35.72! How did I do it?

Keep in mind, I had my coupon stash well stocked! (Been working on that for weeks, and my mom is giving me the ones she doesn't use. Plus, we have a coupon board at church.) I checked the Sunday ads and came upon Publix's Buy One Get One Free (BOGOF). Because I know my main, full-time store--Kroger--inside and out (and let me tell you, I felt totally guilty for even stepping foot into Publix! I felt like some sort of traitor!), I knew which were really good deals, and which were just the same prices as Kroger. I had coupons to take the BOGOF price even further. In fact, I bought the three Post cereals (pictured) for:

$7.50 (These were 2 for $5, I bought three.)
-1.00 (I had a coupon for $1 off 2 boxes.)
-1.00 (I had another coupon for $1 off 1 box.)

$5.50 is my total for three boxes, but WAIT! Publix had a store coupon: Buy three Post cereals and get a FREE milk! Yes! I got Purity (why not?) which was retailed at $4.09! That was totally my best deal--EVER!

I was so excited, y'all! I called Kelly when I got home and she rejoiced with me! I'm telling you, I really didn't think that I could save money with coupons. I just didn't think it would pay off. But when did I start this? May 20th. It has not even been two months! Oh, and those DiJiorno Flatbread things? One of them was absolutely FREE--through a coupon I signed up for online and received in the mail.

That coupon thang...works! And with Angel Food coming up this week, my grand total for this week's groceries comes to: $64.35. Remarkable!

Rebecca

4 comments:

Jane In The Jungle said...

Oh man............I keep trying to coupon and then forget to do it on Sunday and forget to take them to the store, etc...but considering I spend a whopping $350. to $450. every 2 weeks for groceries, I need to take the time and get serious about it.

BTW, I love Publix....but then again, we don't have a Kroger which I loved in Ga.

Rebecca Ingram Powell said...

Jane, getting serious with it is what has made the difference for me. I also thought it would be a lot of work, and considering time is money :) I thought the savings wouldn't equal the time spent. But now that I have gotten going, it is almost like a game I play! Not stressful, just fun!

Proverbs 27:19 said...

I've got to remember to get a Sunday paper!

smooches,
Larie

Chatty Kelly said...

Great job. I need to get organized like that. I'm more of aa random shopper.

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