Why for the love of all things holy have I never seriously used coupons?
My sister has always been so good with it and told me to do it, but I think I've just been lazy.
I got a flyer from Harris Teeter a couple weeks back with a $10 off $30 coupon in it. I had never been into the store, but it was relatively close, so I thought I'd try it out. When I was there, I noticed the prices were generally more than my normal store, but they had great sales. And I had the coupon. Sweet.
The cashier told me they were doing super double coupons in a couple weeks and I should come back. So, I started doing a bit of research on their sales and got excited. They double any coupon up to $1.99, up to 20 coupons a day, and will stack store coupons and manufacturer coupons.
There are these amazing sites that spell it all out, too. Like I didn't have to do anything but clip my coupons and print them from the links they give. Try Southern Savers, My Frugal Adventures and The Frugal Girls.
Okay. On to the loot. Here is all the stuff I got.
3 bags of Snyder's Pretzels
5 Bottles of 100% Juice
1 Bottle of Simply Lemonade
5 Boxes of Barilla Pasta
2 1/2 Gallons of Organic Milk
2 Boxes of Fruity Cheerios
1 Box of Golden Grahams
2 Boxes of Betty Crocker Potatoes
1 Box of Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cones
My total was $67.19 before coupons and $19.17 after.
Now they only do the super double coupons every month or so, I think, so the deals aren't this good all the time. I am very happy to store dry goods and freezeable stuff to save this much money!
At the end of the day, it just comes down to this: everything I save on groceries goes straight into
my shoe fund savings. Why should I pay full price when I don't have to?