Posts Tagged ‘coupons’

Savings this week

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

This week my total prior to coupons and BOGO was $123.22. I paid $75.33 for a total savings of $47.89.  My savings were a little off this week because we had impending bad weather in the forecast and I needed to make sure we had plenty of milk, eggs, bread and of course snack foods to last us several days should we become snowed-in. (more…)

Saving in 2011

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

I have been using coupons and saving money on my family food bill and personal hygiene products for the past two and a half years. I know that I have saved by using coupons but I am not sure of the true value of my efforts since I have never tracked my savings. (more…)

Savings this week

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

I had an awesome grocery shopping trip at Publix this week. I found a lot of great deals and was able to stock up on a few staples for the winter months. This week I did a good job buying only what was on my shopping list. I was also more diligent at passing up items that I did not have coupons for. Resisting impulse buying while shopping really drives your final total down. Not taking kids with you shopping also helps to keep the total down because you can shop without distractions and find the best deals.

Savings this week

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Once again, I was able to keep my grocery bill under $100.00 this week.  My total prior to BOGO and sales was $155.68. I paid only $79.25 saving a total of $76.43.  In addition to my groceries I purchased two greeting cards at a cost of $4.75. 

Every time I think I am too tired or too busy to clip coupons and match up sale advertisements I remind myself that if I don’t take the time to coupon shop I am robbing my family of money that can be used for other things. Since we donate a lot of what we purchase I am also robbing my family of the chance to help others in need when I don’t take time to coupon shop.


Savings this week

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

“Compassion without action is just pity, when Christ cared he took action, we need to see others where they are and take action” Robbie Schwandt

The sales on soups, canned vegetables and cereal have been pretty good the past few weeks. Now is the perfect time to stock up in order to help the local food banks with the upcoming holiday season. Within the next few weeks I will be boxing up extra soup, vegetables and cereals and dropping them off at MUST Ministries in order to help those in my community that are in need. I hope that some of my readers will do the same. (more…)

Savings this week..

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

This week I did not scour through all of my coupon books like I normally do. I just clipped the coupons that were listed on the shopping site I use. This saved me a lot of time, but may be one of the reasons that my savings were not as high as normal. (more…)

Getting back in the Groove

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

For about 9 months I was in the groove- I was a coupon shopping saving freak. Then something happened, I guess you can call it life and I relasped back into my old ways of grocery shopping. Which meant shopping with no list, no coupons and just buying whatever I wanted to buy. Of course with the old habits the old dread of grocery shopping, and the shock of the bill at the end of the trip returned.

Now that I am feeling better I decided that I needed to get back into the groove and start saving money again on my weekly shopping trips. Today my bill totaled $167.45, after coupons and store specials I paid $56.25. Not a bad start to my getting back in the groove.

My best deals today were:

Dial soap at .33 per bar.
Nivea Body Wash FREE
Betty Crocker Potatoes for .29 per box
Halls Cough Drops for .52 per bag