Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Coupon Craziness

Lately, I have gotten into coupons. I always used them, but I didn't try very hard. Well, this lady in my ward has a coupon blog and updates the sales and coupons. It is pretty cool. I check her out and do my e-coupons and sometimes get free stuff. Way cool! Well last week I bought cereal with my coupons and I spent way too much money. Pooh. I am obviously not very good at this yet. When I went back and added it all up it wasn't too bad, at least for the cereal. I got 10 boxes of Kellogg's cereal and it would have been $37, but with my coupons (and $10 rebate I am waiting on) it was $17. Pretty darn good!
This week, I was going to use what coupons were on sale. I usually only look at the City Market sales because I don't go to the other stores. For some reason, I read the other store sales and it is lucky that I did. Safeway had all of the stuff on sale that I had coupons for. Almost every one! Plus, some stuff I just needed was on sale for cheaper that at City Market. Super! I still spent too much money, but we do not need to buy cereal for a long, long time. Plus, I love their reciepts. It shows what their sale price was, what I saved from the savers card and what manf. coupons and e-coupons were on each product. They also doubled coupons automatically, great! So, easy for me to read and see my savings. I am glad I spent 2 hours online just trying to figure out my coupons and get all of the e-coupons and printables ready. I still spent $100 on groceries, but I saved $67. Pretty good for my first time at a new grocery store.


Misty said...

You gotta start somewhere!! Great job Jo! Hey when do you find out baby girl or baby boy?

Richards Family said...

I am also trying couponing and love it when I save more than I spend. It is hard work though, but kind of addicting.