Friday, March 20, 2009

Why I Spend So Much Time Sorting Thru Coupons and Sales

Groceries and Toiletries are EXPENSIVE for a family of six. One income, three kids still wearing pull-ups and sometimes diapers, medical bills, utilities, home, etc makes for a tight budget so I made it my job to "Save" the money Tony brings home. Today is another Bloom Triple Coupon day and I have hit up three Bloom's and plan on more trips all weekend. Here's what I have bought so far for a total of $11.87. Without coupons I would have spent $195.95. Did we need 11 boxes of cereal, 11 Welch's juice, 6 Diet Dr. Pepper's, etc? Not immediately but it's called Stockpile. Get it while it's cheap, or in some cases, FREE. Notice there's even a gallon of milk in there. That's the only item I didn't have a coupon for and alone that is about $3 right now so I got the rest just slightly over $8.

I also contribute to Charity too. This week Logan's school is having a Canned Food drive so he was very happy to take some of our stockpile in and he was rewared at school for that.

Gotta sort through more "q's" today for more trips!!!!


At 9:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats an awesome haul Melissa! You are so lucky to live in a part of the country where grocers double and triple. I do well on toiletries here, just with CVS and Walgreens. Very rare do we get deals on groceries like that.

Back in the 'day', Jeremy and I used to drive to Austin (about 1.5 hour away) to shop Albertsons during their double/triples....but they stopped doing the sales. :-(

Congrats! If you're like me, you'll find plenty of room for your stockpiles. It's SO worth it!

At 1:16 PM, Blogger rulonm said...

How do you do this? I have never really used coupons but circumstances have changed. Do you just clip from newspapers? online? What are overages and how the heck do you get freebies? Please help me get started. I am from the original June 2003 board...I miss that board. Thanks! Geena

At 1:24 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

You need to give me a way to contact you.


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