This is what coupons can do for you!

As part of my weight loss strategy, I’m trying to buy more healthy foods and I would really like to buy more organic foods.  In order to do this, I need to save money because let’s face it… have you seen the prices at the Whole Foods stores?  Tonight, after some research, I headed to Kroger with my 3-ring binder of coupons.  I bought 18 boxes of pasta, 3 boxes of ORGANIC macaroni and cheese, 24 bottles of water, a bag of Lays Potato Chips, a 2 liter of Sprite zero, 6 family size bottles of shampoo and conditioner, sanitary napkins and 2 bars of organic olive oil soap.  My total before coupons was $62.02.  I paid a whopping $5.79 for these items! 

Kroger had a $5 off when you buy 10 participating items and I had great coupons on those items.  The Ronzoni pasta was .49 when you saved $5 and I had $1/2 boxes = final price was FREE!  The 24 pack of Nestle Pure Life water was $3.79, sale for $2.79 and I had a $1 coupon = final price, $1.79 (the price of 1 bottle at a gas station).  The Annie’s Organic Mac and Cheese was .49 (no coupon) after the $5 off of 10 items was applied  I did good!   I had to ring things in 3 separate transactions.  The receipt pictured here was one of three but my total savings was 99%!  A new personal record!

Now, for those of you who want to save some $ at the grocery store (because let’s face it, it’s nearly impossible to save money in other areas of your budget – the insurance stays the same each month, the phone bill, cell bill, internet bill, house payment… it all stays the same… except for the gasoline bill – that one is continuously rising these days).  Groceries are one big area in your budget where you can really save some big money.  Too much work… takes too much time???  I’ve heard it all before… gosh, quit making excuses and get online, do a little research and quit whining!  Sorry… don’t mean to sound so brash but if I can do it, you certainly can do it!  The amount of money you will save will more than compensate you for your time and research.  I can feed my family of 4 on about $60 per week (includes personal care items like shampoo, soap, deoderant, etc.).  And we don’t just eat beans and rice!  Sign up to follow this blog and I’ll post everytime I find amazing deals – that’ll help you get started.  You’ll also get a notice every Tuesday when I weigh in for the week so just be aware you’ll also get an earful of my weight loss journey!  🙂  So quit wishing you could find more money in your budget & DO something about it!  Hurry up… sign up to follow this blog now!  😉

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6 thoughts on “This is what coupons can do for you!

  1. How awesome! I love coupons too! I do the binder as well and watch the price drop as the checker scans my pile of coupons. And hey I like your weight loss tracker on your blog.

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  2. What websites do you use to find great coupons? I have a really hard time finding coupons for things we actually buy. I’ve heard that starting up is hard but once you get the hang of it it becomes easier.

    Have you ever thought about hosting a coupon class? You’d be good at that and I’d come, hehehe. (Not like you need ANYTHING extra on your plate! You may be the busiest woman that I know!)

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    1. I haven’t thought about it b/c there are so many more people out there that make me look pitiful! I watch Extreme Couponing & feel very inept at this! 🙂 But I am learning! Check out http://www.TheKrazyCouponLady.com and there are so many more out there… Southernsavers.com is a good one, redplum.com….. my fave is the Krazy Coupon Lady (she also has a facebook page). Check it out!

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    1. No way!! I had no idea! We were just there last night and I often consult with the nutritionist for ideas but I didn’t know you offered this! Thank you so much!! I’d love to go through the class – do you know about how long they are?

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